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Headlines for Aug. 23, 2021


The Globe and Mail
Housing pinch puts Canadian students in a vise

Analu Gardiano set out to experience college life away from home when she came to Dartmouth from Brazil to study business four years ago. At the time, she could find nice, two-bedroom rentals for $1,000 a month.

Revelstoke Review
Lack of affordable housing leaves post-secondary students scrambling in Kelowna

Students are having a tough time finding accommodations for the upcoming school year.

The Toronto Star
Many incoming Ontario post-secondary students would rather defer than learn online

Kyler Witvoet was optimistic that starting university would bring more freedom, a reprieve from the isolation and missed opportunities the pandemic inflicted on teens and young adults. But when he received his course schedule, he said his “heart sank.”

The Toronto Star
International students lament no vaxx ID cards

University and college vaccine mandates are yet another frustrating reminder to international students that they cannot get plastic immunization cards and digital equivalents — something their peers who have health cards don’t think twice about.

Global News
Mandatory vaccination policy at University of Winnipeg

“What’s really interesting to hear from the survey is that 97.4 per cent of our faculty and staff are fully vaccinated.”

The Toronto Star
USask expects all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated

On Friday the University of Saskatchewan (USask) announced that they expect all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated by mid-October to visit the university’s Prince Albert campus in the fall.

MUN to require vaccinations for students, staff on campus

Memorial University will introduce a mandatory mask and COVID-19 vaccination mandate on campus for students, faculty and staff in indoor spaces, beginning Monday.

Global News
St. Thomas, UNB mandate COVID-19 vaccinations; Saint Mary’s to require vaccinations for student athletes

Several universities in Atlantic Canada announced COVID-19 vaccine mandates Friday.

Global News
Expert says campus vaccine plans overdue — and here’s what they should look like

The Université de Moncton is the most recent post-secondary school in New Brunswick to announce students and staff on campus will need to be fully vaccinated or submit to frequent COVID-19 testing.

The Toronto Star
Brandon University slammed for lack of vaccine mandate

Brandon University’s decision to recommend — and not mandate — that students and staff be vaccinated has rankled some who work and study on campus.

Global News
Concerns raised over University of Alberta request for volunteers at COVID-19 rapid testing clinics

The University of Alberta’s Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA) is voicing concerns over a request from the university for staff members to volunteer at COVID-19 rapid testing clinics this fall.

Global News
N.B. students react to campus vaccination policies

With the start of the school year inching closer, colleges and universities are pushing out their campus vaccination policies.

Student group looking for answers after announcement of MUN vaccine mandate

The Canadian Federation of Students Newfoundland and Labrador (CFS-NL) wants more information after Memorial University announced Friday it would mandate masks and COVID-19 vaccines for students and faculty for the upcoming school year.

How international students heading to Canada are navigating pandemic travel

After over a year of mostly virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Canadian colleges and universities are preparing to open their doors for in-person classes this fall.

Meet the man who international students turn to for … almost everything

University of New Brunswick Grad Student Associate vice president of societies and events Kaushalya Rathnayake says it is a lot easier helping newcomers to Fredericton – Canadian and international – this year compared to the height of the pandemic in 2020.

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