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Headlines for Aug. 9, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 09 2021

CTV News
Should post-secondary schools mandate vaccines for on-campus learning?

With a new school year quickly approaching and COVID-19 case numbers going up across Canada, some are beginning to ask whether post-secondary institutions should require staff and students to be vaccinated if they want to learn on campus.

University World News
Will Supreme Court ruling be the last word on photocopy fees?

Following a Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling last month, college and university students across Canada will no longer have to pay royalty and other fees for the course packets that contain photocopies of copyrighted material.

Global News
Canadian-made space telescope to search for distant planets, explore ‘origins of life’

The Canadian Space Agency has granted $1.1 million to a research team led by a Quebec astrophysicist to develop a new space telescope.

Global News
Global health researchers say debates around vaccine passports raise ‘alarming’ ethical issues

The recent announcement by Quebec’s government that the province will proceed with implementing a vaccine passport has sparked conversations about whether other provinces will follow.

CTV News
Quebec college and university classes to restart with no masks

CEGEP and university students in Quebec will all be back in class in September without distancing or masks, Higher Education Minister Danielle McCann announced in a statement on Friday.

The Toronto Star
Rising Concerns about UBC’s COVID Reopening Plans

More than 100 faculty at the University of British Columbia have joined students and staff in calling for more stringent pandemic measures when classes reopen next month.

Global News
Laurier University, Conestoga College require student athletes to be vaccinated to play

Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo and Conestoga College in Kitchener both say they will require all student athletes to be vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning in the fall.

The Toronto Star
U of W faculty ponder mandatory masks, vaccines

With just over a month until University of Winnipeg students and staff head back to campus, mandatory vaccines are up for discussion.

Times Colonist
UVic faculty, students call for vaccine requirement

Some students and faculty members at the University of Victoria are calling for COVID‑19 vaccines to be mandatory on campus as the fall term nears and case counts rise.

Edmonton Journal
U of A students, faculty sign open letter calling for mandatory vaccinations, masking with fall return

Hundreds of University of Alberta students and faculty have signed an open letter calling for administration to implement a number of safety measures upon return to campus in the fall.

Edmonton Journal
Opinion: Axe ‘exceptional’ tuition hikes in Alberta

Alberta students don’t go to university on a whim. High school students and their families often plan and save for years to make it possible.

CTV News
Dal, King’s latest Atlantic Canada schools offering former kids in care free tuition

Two Halifax universities are joining a growing list of post-secondary schools in Atlantic Canada offering free tuition to some students who spent time in foster care growing up.

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