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Headlines for Aug. 20, 2021


The Toronto Star
Vaccination mandates ordered on campus

Manitoba’s major universities and colleges have announced COVID-19 immunization mandates in a co-ordinated effort to make the public-health measure a requirement on campuses across the province.

University of Toronto will now require staff and students to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination

The University of Toronto has backtracked on its COVID-19 vaccination policy and will now require students and staff to show proof they’ve been immunized when classes return this fall.

CTV News
Mount Allison, STU to implement mandatory campus-wide vaccination policies

Mandatory campus-wide vaccination policies are being implemented by two Maritime universities, while other institutions around the region watch closely.

CTV News
St. Thomas University will now require vaccines

St. Thomas University is now making it mandatory for students and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Globe and Mail
Faculty groups at McGill University call for COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Several faculty groups at McGill University are calling for the school to implement a vaccine mandate because they are worried about COVID-19 transmission when classes resume.

Global News
McMaster study points to effective treatment for COVID-19 using common antidepressant

McMaster University researchers say recent trials in the study of an inexpensive antidepressant are showing signs of some effectiveness as a treatment for COVID-19.

Policy Options
How to ensure Canada’s quantum computing strategy is a success

A national program must commit to training and attracting highly qualified personnel, enabling access to technology and fostering collaboration.

Windsor Star
Canada top choice for those wishing to work abroad

A survey listing Canada as the world’s top choice among those wanting to work abroad only confirms what University of Windsor research fellow Ronnie Banerjee knew a decade ago.

CTV News
Sask. First Nations students to get boost in science, tech and engineering education: FSIN

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and the Saskatoon Industry Education Council (SIEC) plan to develop Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach activities for Saskatchewan’s First Nations students.

The Sault Star
Minister’s silence worries the University of Sudbury

The University of Sudbury is anxiously waiting on a commitment from the provincial government to gain access to federal funds that would allow the school to become an independent Francophone institution.

UPEI Faculty Association urging university to mandate vaccine requirements on campus

The University of Prince Edward Island’s Faculty Association wants the university to mandate a vaccination requirement for students, faculty and staff returning to campus.

CTV News
UWindsor hosts additional vaccination clinics

The University of Windsor will host two on-campus community COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the Faculty of Education parking lot near the corner of California and University avenues on Tuesday, August 24 and Friday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Toronto Star
Tsleil-Waututh Nation member becomes first Indigenous chancellor of Emily Carr University

As a young girl, Carleen Thomas of səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation would sit and listen intently to her grandfather talk and share knowledge.

Global News
USask researchers use laser diagnostics for crop sustainability

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan are using cutting-edge laser technology to revolutionize agriculture and food security.

Global News
U of R Classes Opting for No Textbook Courses

Imagine the burdens that many university students face — including stresses of buying pricey textbooks. But for some classes at the University of Regina, that will no longer be an issue.

The Sherbrooke Record
Sherbrooke starts alcohol awareness and safety campaign

The Politique municipale en matière d’alcool (PMMA) youth committee has launched its Keep It Fun prevention campaign to raise awareness about responsible drinking at festive events.

Financial Post
Federal innovation fund awards nearly a third of its funding to past recipients

Some policy experts worry that Ottawa is using the Strategic Innovation Fund to prop up troubled sectors.

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