UNB works to help students affected by Trump travel ban

The University of New Brunswick says it's working to help students who could be affected by the Trump administration's proposed travel ban.

The university says in a news release it will treat applicants as refugees – essentially speeding up the process for those looking to go to school here.

Other measures include waiving application fees, reducing or waiving undergraduate tuition deposits and residence application fees, and guaranteeing residence space.

The school's administration says it consulted with the School of Graduate Studies, the Registrar's Offices, the International Student Advisor's Office and Global Learning and Engagement to develop the measures.

"UNB remains firmly committed to diversity, inclusion and equity in our institution," said George MacLean, Vice-President (Academic), UNB in a news release. "We played an integral part in welcoming refugees to New Brunswick last year, and UNB's campuses are recognized by our staff, students, and communities as caring and friendly environments." 

Though the travel ban has been suspended by the courts, UNB says it's planning "in advance" of a new order coming from the administration.