University of Toronto keeping close watch on impact of US travel restrictions

“The idea of targeting and restricting the travel of individuals on the basis of their nationality or birthplace is antithetical to everything we stand for as an institution and a country.”

The University of Toronto is keeping close watch on events related to President Trump’s order restricting travel to the United States from seven countries.

“We are working collectively with Universities Canada to express our concern regarding the travel restrictions, and our support for international students and scholars across the country who may be affected by these actions,” says President Meric Gertler. “The strength of research and teaching at the University of Toronto has always been based upon our ability to welcome the most talented individuals from around the world, and the freedom of our faculty and students to travel abroad for purposes of scholarship and study.  Full story…