Statement on the revised Executive Order regarding travel restrictions to the U.S.

March 6, 2017

To: University of Toronto Community
From: Joseph Wong, Associate Vice-President & Vice-Provost, International Student Experience
Re: Statement on the revised Executive Order regarding travel restrictions to the U.S.

On March 6, 2017, the Trump administration announced a revised immigration Executive Order, to take effect March 16, 2017. This new Executive Order temporarily suspends immigration into the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries.

For more information on the Executive Order, please see the Homeland Security Fact Sheet (published March 6).

We will be monitoring developments regarding this Executive Order to assess its impact to members of the University community and beyond.

We wish to reiterate President Gertler’s statement that 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.

For those members of the University community who may be impacted by these U.S. travel restrictions, we wish to highlight once more the information and resources in place to support our community. This information is also available on the Immigration at U of T website.



For students travelling or planning to travel abroad who have questions or concerns:


Safety Abroad Office
Phone: 416.946.3929

In case of an emergency, reach the 24-hour, collect:

Campus Police
Phone: 416.978.2222

Faculty & Staff

For faculty and staff who may have questions or concerns about their status overall:

Faculty, visiting professors, guest lecturers:


Postgraduate medical trainees:


Staff, research associates, postdoctoral fellows:


Other inquiries:


International Students

For international students who may have questions or concerns about their own status overall:

University of Toronto St. George (UTSG):

Contact the Centre for International Experience
Phone: 416.978.2564

University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM):

Contact the International Experience Centre
Phone: 905.569.4716

University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC):

Contact the International Student Centre
Phone: 416.287.7518

If you have general inquiries, your Division intends to provide assistance, or you would like to engage in new initiatives to support affected students and colleagues, please share your plans with my office:

Joseph Wong
Associate Vice-President & Vice-Provost
International Student Experience