Petition: Stand Against the Ban

Dear members,In light of recent news events, many scholars and institutions in the post-secondary sector have responded to developments affecting our members and the extended university community. Following the Executive order issued by President Donald Trump halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries (currently before the courts), both the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT – see below) and Universities Canada (political statement) have responded. In solidarity, you might be interested to sign the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) petition (see the link below) to keep the pressure on.

Stand Against the Ban

(Ottawa – January 31, 2017) The Canadian Association of University Teachers joins with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in strongly condemning the discriminatory ban on entry to the United States for people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

The executive order affects many of our academic staff and students in Canada by restricting their ability to travel to the United States for conferences, and to engage in research partnerships and collaborations with American institutions and scholars. As such, the ban runs contrary to the values of free and open exchange of knowledge and ideas.

We urge American authorities to respect academic freedom and to firmly reject discrimination by immediately rescinding the ban.
We further call upon our members and the entire academic community in Canada to oppose the Trump administration’s discriminatory order by signing the AAUP petition against the ban.

 

This message was sent to APUO members on February 8, 2017. To see the original message click here.