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President Kathy Denton speaks out on U.S. travel ban

As an institution of higher learning that welcomes students and employees from more than 80 countries of many cultural and religious backgrounds, Douglas College is deeply concerned by the executive order issued in the United States preventing individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days.

Although the ban has not yet appeared to directly affect our students and faculty travelling internationally, many members of our community have family or friends that may be affected. Many in our community may also feel outraged by such a discriminatory restriction on the freedom to travel, study and work.

We would like to remind all members of the College community that services are available through Douglas College International and Counselling, should any students need advice, guidance or counselling at this challenging time. Counselling services are also available for employees through Homewood Health.

Douglas College believes strongly in diversity and in the value of international experiences and perspectives. We have welcomed international students from all over the world for more than 20 years. And we are committed to continuing to welcome students, faculty and staff, regardless of faith or place of birth, to our community.

Kathy Denton

President, Douglas College