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July 12, 2017

On June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the revised immigration Executive Order that was scheduled to take place March 16, 2017, would be upheld with the exception of foreigners holding “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

New College has a historic commitment to education for social justice, conceived dynamically to reflect shifting historical conditions. Our academic programs exemplify socially responsive and engaged fields of scholarship and foster diversity, equity and global awareness for all students, faculty, staff, colleagues, alumni and community partners. In addition, we value the free flow of people and ideas, as expressed in the University of Toronto’s statement on the ban. We honour the vital contributions of students and scholars from the affected countries to our academic goals and deplore the suffering this ban has caused to refugees and others. Consequently, we unequivocally denounce this executive order that goes counter to the values that underpin the foundations of our mission as a post-secondary institution.

As noted by the university in its statement:

  • Students travelling abroad with concerns should call the Safety Abroad Office directly at 416-946-3929; in the case of an emergency, reach the 24-hour collect emergency line via Campus Police at 416-978-2222.
  • Faculty and staff who have questions or concerns about their own status overall have the following options:
    • Faculty, Visiting Professors, Guest Lecturers can reach the faculty immigration offices;
    • Postgraduate Medical Trainees have their own contact;
    • Staff, Research Associates, and Postdoctoral Fellows can reach Immigration at U of T here;
    • All other queries can be sent to the Immigration at U of T’s general inquiries address.
    • International students on all three U of T campuses who have concerns or questions can reach staff at the Centre for International Experience at 416-978-2564 or email

For more information, view the full university statement on the ruling.