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Headlines for Aug. 10, 2021


The Toronto Star
Colleges, universities stick with masks indefinitely

Despite the loosening of Manitoba’s mask mandate, several post-secondary institutes will require students, staff and visitors to continue donning face coverings on campus for the foreseeable future.

CTV News
Quebec bars will be safer than university classrooms this fall: McGill epidemiologist

A McGill University professor who specializes in infectious disease epidemiology says she believes Quebecers will be safer in bars, restaurants and gyms this September than in university classrooms.

CTV News
University of Waterloo to require self-declaration of COVID-19 vaccination status to access campus

The University of Waterloo will require students and staff to self-declare their COVID-19 vaccination status before coming to campus starting this fall.

Province confident in full return to university campuses as calls for mask, vaccine mandates mount

Health officials say university students can expect a full return to campus come fall as B.C. forges ahead on its reopening plans despite climbing COVID-19 cases.

The Record
Bishop’s and Champlain mull over new mask mandate in classrooms

Bishop’s University and Champlain College Lennoxville staff are eager to welcome back a full slate of students come fall, but they are not too keen on the prospect of completely dropping the mandatory mask rule in classrooms.

Alberta’s new intellectual property rules are coming this fall

Alberta will be getting modernized intellectual property (IP) rules for businesses this fall.

The PIE News
Statistics reveal efficacy of Canada SDS initiative across key markets

Statistics have revealed a sharp difference in approval rates in Canada with study permit applications made via the Student Direct Stream process compared with non-SDS applications.

Global News
Discovery by UBC researchers holds promise of reducing organ transplants rejections

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have made a breakthrough discovery that holds the promise of reducing organ transplant rejections.

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