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Headlines for July 15, 2021


University of Ottawa mandates COVID-19 vaccines for students living on campus

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is now mandatory for students planning to live at University of Ottawa residences in the upcoming academic year.

The Globe and Mail
The new security research rules threaten universities’ ability to be open and inclusive

On Monday, the Canadian government imposed mandatory national security risk assessments on scholarly research.

For the first time in decades, major changes are coming to Canada’s workplace equity laws

Federal legislation that aims to ensure equal opportunities for employees from under-represented groups is heading for its most significant overhaul since its introduction 35 years ago.

Global News
No sweeping changes to Royal Military College of Canada, 1st female commander says

Commodore Josee Kurtz may be bringing an outsider’s perspective as the first woman to command the Royal Military College of Canada, but she says she has no immediate plans for radical changes to the institution.

Regina Leader-Post
Sask. universities likely to keep masks mandatory for fall semester

With some of Saskatchewan’s lowest vaccination rates in young adults, universities will likely keep a mandatory mask policy in place for the fall semester.

Global News
U of C says ‘genetic fingerprint’ from wastewater crucial for tracking COVID-19 outbreaks

One man’s waste is another man’s treasure.

CTV News
Ontario researchers create body ‘super glue’ made from snake venom that stops bleeding in seconds

Researchers at Western University in London, Ont. have developed a glue for body tissue that can stop life-threatening bleeding in seconds – all thanks to snake venom.

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