Activities & Initiatives


U.S. Executive Order


In response to President Trump’s executive order restricting travel to the United States from seven countries, many of us have begun to consider ways we at the University of Toronto (U of T) can assist individuals who are impacted.

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

Joseph Wong
Associate Vice-President & Vice-Provost
International Student Experience
Email: avp.international@utoronto.ca

A report outlining activities taking place at U of T is available below:


Current U of T activities and initiatives


Examples of some of the ways the U of T academic community are engaging include:

  • Consideration of late applications for admissions
  • Speaking to U.S. universities where graduate students may have job talks or conferences to request Skype access
  • Offering to temporarily host individuals stranded in Canada by the U.S. ban
  • Offering to temporarily support impacted students and academic staff as visiting students and visiting professors at U of T
  • Supporting U.S.-based colleagues by hosting events previously scheduled for the U.S. here at U of T

It is imperative that in our efforts to assist individuals that we do not provide immigration advice, except through the contacts provided on this website.

While well intended, unauthorized immigration advice can complicate matters for individuals and limit the University’s ability to assist in the future.