“Business as usual” at CNA, UCalgary campuses in Qatar in wake of international schisms

June 8, 2017

The College of the North Atlantic and University of Calgary have issued messages stating that the operations of their campuses in Qatar will continue as usual, following the news that several Arab countries have cut diplomatic ties with the country. BBC reported earlier this week that six countries have severed ties with Qatar, with several accusing the country of supporting terrorism. “While we are treating this as a serious development, we also note that this is occurring at the diplomatic/political levels right now,” reads an internal memo sent to CNA staff from CNA Qatar President Ken MacLeod. A UCalgary release has also stated that the school will continue to operate its Qatar campus on its regular schedule. “The safety and security of our students, faculty and staff are paramount to us, and the university has worked, and will continue to work, to put the appropriate safeguards in place,” the statement concludes. CBC | UCalgary