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Headlines for Aug. 11, 2021


The Globe and Mail
University of Ottawa makes COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for in-class learning

The University of Ottawa will make vaccination mandatory for in-class learning, becoming only the second postsecondary school in Canada to do so amid growing calls from students and professors for stronger measures.

CTV News
Calls grow for mandatory vaccinations on post-secondary campuses

As the University of Ottawa becomes the first Canadian university to implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for everyone on campus, calls are growing for universities and colleges across Ontario to follow suit.

Global News
COVID-19: What some Ontario universities, colleges are doing to prepare for fall semester

Some Ontario colleges and universities are requiring students and staff to declare their vaccination status ahead of the fall semester.

Global News
Post-secondary schools navigate fall return as Alberta lifts more COVID-19 measures

As university and college students soak up the final weeks of summer in Alberta, many are already stressed.

CTV News
McGill University, UdeM to require students to wear masks at all times

McGill University and Université de Montréal (UdeM) are taking tougher stances than the Quebec government when it comes to mask requirements in class.

Global News
‘Health of everyone first’: Vaccinations mandatory for Ontario Tech student-athletes

Ontario Tech University athletes are learning that in order to play for their school, they must be fully vaccinated.

Calgary Sun
Anxiety, stress expected; COVID-19 vaccines, masks not mandatory for U of C return to campus

The University of Calgary won’t require students and staff to wear masks or provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for the return to in-person classes.

CTV News
U of C survey finds more than 92 per cent of staff vaccinated, 84 per cent of students

More than 92 per cent of faculty and staff and more than 84 per cent of students at the University of Calgary have already been vaccinated, and more plan to be before classes resume next month, according to a survey released Tuesday.

Global News
COVID-19: UBC faculty call for mandatory vaccinations, masks on campus

Faculty members at the University of British Columbia are putting pressure on the school to implement stricter COVID-19 protocols for the fall semester.

Global News
Faculty association urges University of Winnipeg to mandate vaccinations

The University of Winnipeg Faculty Association says that all staff, students and faculty should be fully vaccinated before stepping foot on campus.

Guelph Mercury
Petition calls for U of Guelph to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory

A new petition is calling on the University of Guelph to not just recommend COVID-19 vaccinations this fall, but to require them.

New course at University of Alberta combines science with Indigenous knowledge

From working on science technology issues in Indigenous communities, Kim TallBear is aware of the perception that Western science and Indigenous knowledge are separate things.

Global News
$50K raised for U of A Faculty of Native Studies on actor Dan Levy’s birthday

Canadian actor Dan Levy took to Twitter Monday to thank those who donated to a cause close to his heart on his birthday.

Winnipeg Free Press
Wage talks rile fractious faculty

U of M faculty association leaders resign amid bullying allegations.

Vancouver Sun
Internationals are returning in droves, universities report

The University of the Fraser Valley is poised to welcome a record number of first-year undergraduates when the fall semester starts in September.

Global News
The summer has brought pandemic freedom. Let’s not risk losing it as students return to school

There is something in the air – and I urge you to rush outside and experience it at your first opportunity.

National Post
Historians oppose statement saying Canada is guilty of genocide

Prominent scholars accused the Canadian Historical Association of “coercive” behaviour, and of framing a fake “consensus” among historians.

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