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Headlines for Aug. 13, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 13 2021

CBC – The National
Several universities requiring mandatory COVID-19 vaccines

Several Ontario universities have announced that COVID-19 vaccines will be mandatory for students on campus.

CTV News
COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for Carleton University students, staff and faculty this fall

Carleton University says all students, faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated to access campus this fall.

Global News
COVID-19: University of Guelph mandates vaccines for everyone on campus

The University of Guelph is joining several other post-secondary institutions in mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for everyone on campus.

CTV News
Queen’s University in Kingston makes COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for students, staff this fall

Students, staff and faculty at Queen’s University will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to step on campus this fall.

Brampton Guardian
NO JAB, NO ENTRY: Vaccines required at Ontario Tech University campus in Oshawa

Students, faculty, staff and anyone heading to the Oshawa campus of Ontario Tech University will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

CBC
What are the vaccination policies at Ontario post-secondary schools? Here’s what you need to know

After almost two years of remote learning, the University of Toronto, Queen’s University and several other Ontario post-secondary institutions have announced different COVID-19 vaccine mandates ahead of the upcoming school year — with some creating policies requiring students on campus to be fully vaccinated, while others are asking for proof of immunization status.

The Toronto Star
Ontario colleges and universities are unveiling their COVID-19 vaccine policies, but few are asking for proof

Just four of the 47 public post-secondary institutions in Ontario have mandated COVID-19 vaccines campus-wide so far, with students, staff and faculty obligated to present proof of immunization.

CTV News
While some Canadian universities move to mandatory vaccines, Quebec health ministry says it’s not necessary

As CEGEP and university students begin preparing for the semester ahead, some have expressed a desire for Quebec’s schools to implement a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Niagara Falls Review
Brock mandates COVID-19 vaccines to enter campus this fall

Brock University has done an about-face on vaccinations and will now require all people stepping onto campus to have a COVID-19 shot this fall.

CTV News
The COVID-19 vaccine policies in place in Manitoba universities

Many Manitoba post-secondary institutions are not mandating COVID-19 vaccination to attend in-person classes come fall.

The Tyee
Campus Life Is Returning. Will Toxic Drug Deaths Increase Too?

Students returning to the post-secondary party scene this fall will be at a greater risk of overdose unless universities and government do more to bring harm reduction services to campus, advocates are warning.

The Toronto Star
University of Toronto COVID edict: Get the jab or get tested

With the Ford government holding the line on forcing no one to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the University of Toronto has joined a growing list of academic institutions saying those coming to campus next semester must be vaccinated or tested often.

CTV News
UWindsor announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for student athletes

The University of Windsor will require all Lancer varsity student athletes and student athletic therapists to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Health Canada-approved vaccine beginning this fall.

CTV News
Sask. post-secondary students await update on mandatory vaccines

As several universities in Ontario announce mandating vaccines in order for students to return to campus, Saskatchewan students are left with questions if the same will happen here.

The Toronto Star
U of W continues debate on potential vaccination mandate

Despite mounting pressure on the University of Winnipeg to become the first post-secondary institute in Western Canada to mandate COVID-19 vaccination, the school’s leader says the move is not as simple as it seems.

CBC
Canadian law students studying abroad fear degrees won’t be recognized thanks to remote learning

Lorne Richardson was eager to make a career splash once he finished his undergraduate degree in January 2020. But the pandemic had different plans.

The London Free Press
As pandemic evolved, so did Western’s stance on vaccination: provost

It’s not a mandate, it’s a choice, Western University says after abruptly reversing its stance on COVID-19 vaccination this week, now forcing everyone on campus to show proof they’ve got the shot or submit to twice weekly tests for the virus.

The Toronto Star
York University leads team that uses artificial intelligence to fight COVID-19 in Africa

A collaboration led by York University is using artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Africa.

CBC
What are Laurentian workers impacted by university’s money woes owed? Here’s why they’re still waiting

Over six months after Laurentian entered insolvency proceedings, the Sudbury, Ont., university has published a draft framework for claims to be submitted by faculty, staff and employees affected by restructuring — but one of the parties says the details aren’t finalized and negotiations are ongoing.

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