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Headlines for Aug. 4, 2021


CTV News
Faculty at U of C calling for mandatory COVID-19 vaccines on campus

Some professors at the University of Calgary want the post secondary to make COVID-19 vaccines a requirement as students return to campus in person in September.

Global News
COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for U of Guelph varsity athletes

The University of Guelph is extending its COVID-19 vaccination requirements to its varsity athletes.

Some Western profs threaten to withdraw from the classroom if the university doesn’t make vaccines mandatory

Some Western University professors say without a campus-wide vaccine mandate, they will not return to in-person teaching if community COVID cases begin to creep back up.

The Toronto Star
Manitoba universities, colleges rule out mandatory vaccination

Faculty members have called on their employers to require university staff and students to be immunized against COVID-19 to earn the privilege to visit campus this fall, but schools in Manitoba are sticking with the status quo.

Global News
Calls for mandatory vaccines at Manitoba universities

The Manitoba Organization of Faculty Associations wants to see mandatory vaccine policies for students and staff returning to universities in-person.

Global News
3 post-secondary institutions sign agreement to help Indigenous students in Saskatchewan

Three post-secondary organizations have signed an agreement designed to transform education systems in Saskatchewan in the service of Indigenous young people.

Pandemic, mixed messages complicate Canadian students’ plans to travel to U.S. for school

Grant Bergeron is preparing to drive his daughter to Chicago for school this fall, but unlike two of his other children who are already studying in the United States, this year’s trip to campus may be more complicated due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Laurentian researchers heading to northern areas to foster COVID-19 ‘vaccine confidence’

Catch phrase for September tour is “community immunity” to address concerns about the vaccine.

Global News
COVID-19: University of Guelph closes vaccine clinic

The University of Guelph says its COVID-19 vaccine clinic is closing on Aug. 6.

CTV News
Indigenous knowledge can help fight fires globally, University of Waterloo study finds

Indigenous fire stewardship could help protect the world from the type of severe wildfires that have been occurring more frequently in recent years, a University of Waterloo study has found.

CTV News
Laurentian University professor may have found the oldest fossil ever discovered

The geology and paleontology worlds are abuzz these days thanks to a new paper from Dr. Elizabeth Turner, a Laurentian University professor.

Anti-Semitic vandalism at UBC being investigated as a hate crime

A Jewish religious symbol was ripped from a student’s doorway and vandalized at a residence on UBC’s campus, and the incident is now being investigated by the RCMP.

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