Tighter US security restrictions affect academic traveling to or through the US
The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC is the provincial voice for faculty and staff in BC teaching universities, colleges and institutes, and in private sector institutions. FPSE member locals, represented by Presidents' Council and the Executive, represent over 10,000 faculty and staff at 18 public and 12 private sector institutions.
Post-9/11 travel to the United States faces tighter rules as US policy shifts to require a visa for many forms of travel to or through US territory.
Academics attending conferences, workshops or academic meetings are required to comply with new travel policies if they are traveling to or through US territory.
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has updated its Travel Advisory. If you are planning work-related travel to or through the US, you should review the CAUT Travel Advisory http://www.caut.ca/en/publications/traveladvisory/traveladvisory_conferences.pdf prior to making your travel arrangements.
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FPSE Communications & Policy