Students and colleagues,
I know that many of you have questions about last week's U.S. executive order to restrict access to those citizens from seven countries, including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. With nearly 200 students from these countries studying here at the University of Manitoba, I want to assure you that we support those in our community who are affected by the recently imposed travel restrictions and that we are committed to providing you with up-to-date information and support services.
Students, faculty and staff who believe that they may be affected by the U.S. travel restrictions or who have questions should contact the International Office to speak with an international advisor (phone 204-474-8501 or email international @umanitoba.ca<mailto:email@example.com>) to set up an appointment).
Please note that a community discussion has been organized for tomorrow morning, where we can share thoughts, feelings and support one another. The event will take place on the Fort Garry campus in the Manitoba Room, second floor, University Centre. Running from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by President David Barnard and feature remarks from Zeeshan Zamir, the president of the U of M Muslim Students Association; Don Stewart, the executive director of Student Support; and others.
I hope to see you all then.
Susan Gottheil, Vice-Provost (Students)
All members of the University community are invited to gather to discuss recent events in an open and safe environment, on Tuesday, January 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.<http://events.umanitoba.ca/EventList.aspx?fromdate=1/31/2017&todate=1/31/20…> in the Manitoba Room, on the second floor of University Centre.
The event will be hosted by President David Barnard and include remarks from a number of student and University of Manitoba community leaders. Everyone attending is encouraged to participate in any way they feel comfortable, through speaking, sharing or listening. A similar event will be held on the Bannatyne campus later in the week.
David T. Barnard, Ph.D., President and Vice-Chancellor
202 Administration Building, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2 Canada
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To all students registered in Fort Garry Campus courses:
Please note that in the past week several changes to Winter Term classroom assignments have been made. Please re-check your assigned classrooms on Aurora prior to the start of classes tomorrow. Also note the assignment of laboratory rooms continues and will be completed prior to the start of labs.
Good luck in your studies this term!
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