The Globe and Mail
B.C. universities and colleges mull next steps as province fails to institute COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students
Jonathan Ichikawa is polling the 131 students signed up for his second-year philosophy course on whether they feel comfortable cramming into the windowless University of British Columbia lecture hall to hear him explain the foundation of formal logic.
Students are preparing to go back to campus — but will it require a vaccine?
University students may be eagerly preparing their return to the classroom after a sometimes painful and frustrating year-and-a-half of online learning, but the transition may not be without its complications.
CBC – The Current for Aug. 25, 2021
Concerns about vaccine mandates or lack-there-of at universities
Post-secondary students will soon be back on campuses across the county. Law Professor Debra Parks tells guest host Anthony Germain why she’s concerned that there are no vaccine mandates for all students at the University of British Columbia.
The Globe and Mail
Post-secondary students wrestle with off-campus versus at-home housing
As September approaches, Canada’s postsecondary students have a tough decision to make: return to school and on- or off-campus housing, or continue to learn virtually at home.
The Georgia Straight
UBC and SFU post budgetary surpluses despite COVID-19
Several smaller postsecondary institutions also survived the first year of the pandemic without recording large deficits.
Dalhousie University to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results for students and staff
The Maritime’s largest university will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or negative test results for any students or staff on campus this September.
Western University removes testing option for unvaccinated people on campus
Western University has removed the regular testing option, except under rare exemptions, for those who are unvaccinated and plan to be on campus this year.
U of A won’t make students carry proof of vaccination; University to rely on rapid testing, online self-declaration process
Students, faculty and staff will not need to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to enter places like classrooms and labs at the University of Alberta come September.
TRU to welcome back students with vaccine passports, COVID protocols – staff has mixed feelings
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is preparing to reopen its doors to more than 10,000 students in a few weeks.
Opinion: As campuses reopen, international students need our support
Government and educational institutions must step up to ensure the well-being of these students after going through an extra-difficult time.
University teachers push back over lack of vaccination rules for return to class
Dozens of university lecturers are refusing to work in large classrooms this fall over fears of getting COVID-19.
The Toronto Star
Some University of Guelph faculty ‘disappointed and terrified’ of the university’s back-to-school plan
Some faculty members in the University of Guelph’s integrative biology department are “disappointed and terrified” with what they say is a disastrous back-to-school plan, says Alex Smith, a professor in that department.
The Lawyer’s Daily
Mandatory vaccination policies for post-secondary institutions implemented across Ontario
Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination has been the rallying cry for schools across Ontario, with the president and CEOs of Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities, calling on the provincial government to “provide a province-wide policy that would require the vaccination of postsecondary students, staff and faculty, to help ensure optimal public health protection for all.”
USask, Wanuskewin Heritage Park sign renewed agreement to support Indigenous education
The University of Saskatchewan and Wanuskewin Heritage Park Authority signed a renewed memorandum of understanding on Wednesday supporting Indigenous education.
‘There’s really no service like this’: Recent MSVU grad hopes to launch student organization app next year
‘I basically just had a concept, some interest, and a couple ideas. Now, I’m an incorporated company, which feels amazing,’ says Megan Cook.
UNB and STU students will have access to a psychiatrist this fall
Students at the University of new Brunswick and St. Thomas University will have access to an off-campus psychiatrist this fall through the UNB Student Health Centre, campus officials said this week.
Record number of Indigenous students begin med school at University of Manitoba
As they begin their first year of medical school, two Métis women have aspirations of helping Indigenous people access better and more equitable health care in the province.