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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.