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Headlines for Aug. 18, 2021


CTV News
Heading back to campus this September? Here’s how to vote

This year’s federal election is set to take place after the start of the school year. And as colleges and universities prepare for in-person learning, many students will be away from their hometowns on Election Day, which falls on Sept. 20​.

Quebec mandates vaccinations for all health-care workers, masks in post-secondary schools

Quebec Premier François Legault says a worrisome trend in the number of new COVID-19 cases is pushing the province to make getting the vaccine mandatory for all health-care workers.

Global News
Universities of Alberta, Calgary, Lethbridge to require unvaccinated students, staff to undergo rapid COVID-19 testing

While COVID-19 vaccines will not be mandatory for students and staff attending Alberta’s three major research-based universities this upcoming school year, the institutions will require rapid testing for those who are not fully vaccinated.

The Toronto Star
Ontario frosh week with a twist: several universities and colleges will include second-year students

Orientation week this year at universities and colleges across Ontario will include attendees not usually present: second-year students.

Sudbury Star
Nipissing U to require COVID-19 vaccination to attend campus

Unvaccinated individuals must have regular testing; university, college holding clinics.

‘Go to where young people are’ to boost vaccine rates: student president

A university student leader said more younger people would get vaccinated if clinics were offered in different locations and at different times of day.

Montreal Gazette
Make proof of vaccination mandatory for on-campus classes: McGill law profs

Failure to impose vaccination mandates “discriminates against those with a disability,” professor Richard Gold and 11 colleagues wrote.

Times Colonist
Vaccine and mask petition submitted by UVic faculty

A provincewide petition started by the University of Victoria Faculty Association calling for vaccine and mask mandates at post-secondary institutions has reached more than 2,000 signatures and been submitted to provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, Health Minister Adrian Dix and Premier John Horgan.

The Record
Waterloo’s post-secondary student unions concerned about vaccine policy

As post-secondary institutions continue to roll out vaccination requirements for the fall semester, local student unions say they have concerns about international scholars travelling to the province who may not be immunized against COVID-19 or vaccinated with jabs not approved by Health Canada.

Ottawa Citizen
U of O prof wins appeal in Holocaust case testing academic freedom

A University of Ottawa professor need not apologize for published research into the Holocaust that painted a war-time mayor in Poland as a possible Nazi collaborator, an appeals court has ruled.

Current, former Laurentian employees have framework for claims against Sudbury university

The judge’s tone was brisk and business-like at a Zoom courtroom hearing Tuesday to lay out a path for current, former and retired Laurentian employees claiming compensation from insolvent Laurentian University.

The Globe and Mail
Ottawa drops court quest to keep documents on scientists’ firing under wraps

The Trudeau government is dropping its quest to have a court prohibit the disclosure of documents related to the firing of two scientists at Canada’s highest-security laboratory.

ROSS CANTWELL: Fired NSCAD president went rogue

“Incomplete NSCAD records show fired president was blindsided” (Aug. 6 opinion piece by Ken Rubin).

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