UBC creates $250K task force to support students, faculty impacted by US travel ban

February 1, 2017

The University of British Columbia has announced the creation of a new task force in response to a ban that prevents residents of seven countries from entering the US, reports CTV News. The task force will have an initial budget of $250K and will work to determine how the university can help those affected by the ban. A release from UBC President Santa Ono states that “UBC's academic strength and stature depends upon the freedom of our faculty, staff and students to travel abroad for purposes of scholarship and study and upon our ability to welcome the most talented individuals from around the world to our campuses. Actions that restrict this movement based on a person’s nationality or birthplace go against our values as a university.” CTV News | UBC