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Headlines for Aug. 24, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 24 2021

The Globe and Mail
Staff, students have questions about vaccine mandates on Atlantic Canadian campuses

As universities in Atlantic Canada issue vaccination mandates, students and staff are raising questions about how the health orders will be implemented once classes resume, especially regarding international students.

Global News
Halifax post-secondary students struggling to secure places to live

With just a few weeks until classes resume for universities, students coming to Halifax to study are finding a place to live has proven to be a big challenge — especially amid a pandemic and housing crisis in Nova Scotia.

The National Post
COVID flight ban forces Indian international students to come to Canada via third country

With the start of the fall university semester fast approaching, international students from India are struggling to find routes to get into Canada after the government suspended all flights from the country over a surge in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of the Delta variant.

CTV News
Staff, students have questions about vaccine mandates on Atlantic Canadian campuses

As universities in Atlantic Canada issue vaccination mandates, students and staff are raising questions about how the health orders will be implemented once classes resume, especially regarding international students.

The Globe and Mail
Vaccine mandates without teeth are just performative promises

Governments, universities and businesses are suddenly tripping over each other to impose vaccine mandates.

The Toronto Star
No vax mandate for post-secondary schools

Manitoba will not implement a universal vaccine mandate on university or college campuses in the province out of respect for their institutional autonomy, says the minister in charge of post-secondary education.

Global News
Peterborough in need of more student housing

With the new school year quickly approaching and students being allowed back on campus at both Trent University and Fleming College housing has become an issue.

Global News
Mount Saint Vincent University requiring students, staff to be fully vaccinated

Mount Saint Vincent University will be requiring all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Global News
COVID-19: Proof of vaccination must be registered with University of Guelph

The University of Guelph says anyone who intends to enter its buildings on campus must register their proof of a COVID-19 vaccination before the fall semester begins.

Brandon Sun
BU set to offer walk-in vaccines

Any Brandon University student or staff member still looking to get immunized against COVID-19 by September will get their chance, since school officials are setting up some walk-in vaccine clinics during the first week of the upcoming fall semester.

CTV News
Dalhousie University students create unique garden bed in hopes of attracting more diverse pollinators

Dalhousie environmental students in Halifax are getting down and dirty with an exciting new project. They’ve created a hugelkultur bed – a raised garden bed filled with organic material that will help restore biodiversity to a section of the campus.

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