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Headlines for Aug. 17, 2021


The Globe and Mail
Alberta’s post-secondary schools will not mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for students and staff

Many Alberta post-secondary schools are not requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for students and staff even as others across the country are making different choices.

CTV News
Here’s how one Ontario university is implementing their mandatory vaccination plan next semester

An Ontario university will soon be asking students to prove their vaccination status through a mobile application.

CTV News
University of Waterloo asks students, staff to consent to showing proof of COVID-19 vaccine

The University of Waterloo has asked students, staff and visitors to consent to showing proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status when coming to campus in the next school year.

Global News
McMaster, Mohawk require COVID-19 vaccinations for those on campus this fall

Hamilton’s two biggest post-secondary institutions are joining a growing list of schools requiring COVID-19 vaccinations amid a return to campus this fall.

The Timmins Daily Press
Laurentian to make COVID-19 vaccine mandatory on campus

Laurentian University announced Monday that anyone attending campus will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

CTV News
Masks mandatory in classrooms and labs at Mount Royal University in Calgary this fall

Masks will be mandatory in classrooms and labs at Mount Royal University when the fall semester begins, officials said Monday.

Kamloops This Week
Debate continues over mandatory vaccination on university campuses like TRU

Currently, TRU has no mandate for masks or vaccinations.

Regina Leader-Post
University students looking forward to return to campus but questions linger

While universities in Saskatchewan have said vaccines will be mandatory come the fall semester, there will be exceptions made and exemptions offered.

Brandon University faculty union calls for mandatory vaccinations on campus

The union representing faculty members at Brandon University has called for mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for all students, faculty and staff on campus this fall.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix
U of S looks to add Indigenous health division to College of Medicine

A new division dedicated to Indigenous health is meant to help foster new collaboration with First Nations communities.

The Toronto Star
Afghan student desperate to attend U of M classes

As the Taliban seize control across Afghanistan, including their recent capture of Kabul, the capital city, one University of Manitoba student is unable to leave the country, halted by bureaucratic red tape.

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