UBC asks international students to leave Hong Kong

Leave Hong Kong, says UBC

Exchange students with the University of British Columbia are being warned to leave the semi-autonomous regions of Hong Kong. 

All 32 students currently in Hong Kong have been told by UBC that they recommend leaving, CTV News reports

Hong Kong has seen major protests since June, becoming increasingly violent in recent weeks. 

UBC got in touch with all 32 of their exchange students by Nov. 15. 

Murali Chandrashekaran, vice-provost of international students, said UBC has reached out to those universities to make sure "measures are in place to ensure the safety of our students" and is encouraging any students who do stay to keep checking International SOS, a medical and travel services company, for any updates.

He added that students needing help travelling home will be accommodated by the university. 

-with files from CTV Vancouver

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