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Headlines for Aug. 12, 2021


Global News
COVID-19: U of T to require all those on campus to be vaccinated or have negative test result

The University of Toronto will require all those intending to be present on campus this fall to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or face additional public health measures, including the need for a negative COVID-19 test result, school officials say.

CTV News
London, Ont.’s Western University will require COVID-19 vaccine

All students, staff and faculty at Western University will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or get tested twice a week to be on campus this fall.

CTV News
Maritime universities report high rates of vaccination among students ahead of September classes

Maritime universities are encouraging students to get vaccinated before returning to campus, but none are making it mandatory.

Global News
Some Quebec universities ready to go further than government COVID-19 guidelines

Tens of thousands of students are preparing to return to campuses this fall just as the fourth wave of COVID-19 is striking and infections grow due to the highly transmissible Delta variant.

Global News
Campus Saint-Jean ‘hopeful the province will step up’ after Ottawa offers funds

Federal money for post-secondary minority language education announced Wednesday was welcome news for Campus Saint-Jean.

The Globe and Mail
Toronto sees back-to-school rush for accommodation as students prepare to return to the city

Toronto’s real estate rental market is firming up.

Global News
Canada getting vaccine passport for international travel

Canada is getting a vaccine passport for international travel, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced on Wednesday.

The Timmins Daily Press
Laurentian makes vaccination mandatory for students in residence, varsity athletes

Laurentian University announced on Wednesday that all students in residence in addition to varsity athletes will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

CTV News
Masks, vaccinations not mandatory at U of C this fall; decision sparks backlash from faculty

The University of Calgary has unveiled its COVID-19 plans for students, staff and athletics this fall, sparking quick backlash from faculty who say the measures don’t go far enough.

CTV News
UWindsor still not requiring vaccines as others push to make the jab mandatory

As Ontario students edge closer to the start of the school year, the push is on for colleges and universities to implement more stringent vaccine policies.

CTV News
University of Guelph faculty group pushes for mandatory vaccines for all staff, students

An online petition is asking for the University of Guelph to mandate vaccines for everyone on campus this September.

‘I prefer to be on the much safer side’: STU prof won’t return to in-class teaching

St. Thomas University will not require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the same stance as the other public universities in New Brunswick.

Francophone group welcomes funding to support French post-secondary school

The Northern Coalition for a French Language University (Coalition nord-ontarienne pour une université de langue française) says it’s welcoming an announcement from the federal government to strengthen French language post-secondary education.

2 medical experts allege harassment, bullying, exploitation at U of O

A pair of Egyptian-born medical experts allege the University of Ottawa is unfairly trying to eliminate their jobs and that their manager subjected them to a sustained barrage of harassment, according to two recently filed human rights complaints.

CTV News
Saskatoon’s synchrotron helping scientists develop antiviral drug for COVID-19

Scientists from the University of Alberta and Saskatoon are using the city’s Canadian Light Source to develop antiviral drugs to treat COVID-19.

Times Colonist
$8.7M boost for UVic’s Ocean Networks Canada will help in climate change challenge

Ocean Networks Canada, the University of Victoria-based entity that monitors three oceans surrounding the country in real time, got a timely funding boost from the federal ­government Wednesday as alarm bells ring over climate change.

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