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Headlines for July 20, 2021


The Toronto Star
Harassment ride in Canada’s higher education, study finds

One third of women and almost a quarter of men teaching and researching on Canadian university and college campuses deal with harassment, much higher rates than in most other workplaces, a study released by Statistics Canada on Friday showed.

CTV News
Ontario post-secondary schools told to prepare for normal fall with backup plans

Ontario colleges and universities should prepare for all in-person classes and activities to resume this fall without capacity limits or physical distancing, the government says, though many institutions will still use a mix of in-person and online learning.

Ottawa citizen
Raizada: Mandatory COVID vaccines at colleges and universities will give students freedom — not take it away

July 21 to 28 is a key period during which post-secondary attendees must get their first vaccines if they are to be fully protected with a second dose before classes start.

‘We’ve gone as far as we can go, legally’: Western University president says on campus vaccinations

Vaccinations will not be made mandatory at Western University or other post-secondary institutions in Ontario for a return to campus this fall, and some students and faculty in London say that is a mistake.

The Toronto Star
Colleges and universities should step up and make vaccination mandatory to study or teach

Ontario’s government has all kinds of guidance for the province’s colleges and universities about reopening this fall.

CTV News
Western University to require double-dose of COVID-19 vaccine to live in residence

Western University says it is leading the way in Canada when it comes to student safety in on-campus residences, officials say.

CTV News
Waterloo Region colleges, universities preparing for more in-person learning this fall

On the back of the provincial announcement that universities and colleges should prepare for a mostly normal fall, post-secondary institutions in Waterloo Region are working to finalize plans for a post-pandemic semester.

Bimodal backlash: Students, staff at U of O not fans of teaching format

A coalition of unions representing students and staff at the University of Ottawa is criticizing the planned use of the “bimodal format” of teaching where professors teach an in-person class, while simultaneously teaching the same class virtually.

The Coast
Dal students scramble for housing after getting residence rejections

Some students are frustrated with the university after getting rejected from res for the upcoming school year.

The Sarnia Observer
Will London-area colleges, universities mandate COVID shots for students?

Southwestern Ontario colleges and universities are not planning to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for students and staff returning to campus this fall, despite a move by a Toronto area college to require the shots.

Global News
New underwater glider to help scientists track movements of endangered right whales

A new marine robot will be used to help monitor and protect endangered North Atlantic right whales.

Labrador students feeling the heat as MUN tuition freeze ends, say community leaders

Rising tuition and a temporary halt in expansion at Memorial University are making it more difficult for Labrador student to access education, say community leaders.

CTV News
Woman says McGill didn’t fire coach after reporting misogynistic tweets, alleged sexual abuse

A McGill graduate has come forward with allegations against a former coach who she says was “sexually abusive” and wrote several misogynistic posts on social media while he was still employed by the university, but was never disciplined.

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