AB, ON postsecondary institutions announce mandatory COVID-19 vaccines

August 18, 2021
Three universities in Alberta and more institutions in Ontario are announcing COVID-19 mandates for vaccines on campus. McMaster University, Mohawk College, and Fleming College have announced that they will be requiring any students, staff, faculty, or visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before coming on campus. In Northern Ontario, Collège Boréal, Cambrian College, and Laurentian University will be making vaccinations mandatory for all people accessing campus. Those who do not show proof of vaccination must follow testing and screening requirements. Redeemer University has said that it will not require vaccinations due to its small student body, but that those who are vaccinated might “enjoy fewer barriers.” In AB, the University of Calgary, University of Alberta, and University of Lethbridge issued a joint announcement indicating that those coming to campus would require either a vaccine or rapid testing. CBC (McMaster, Mohawk, Redeemer) | Fleming | CBC (Boréal, Cambrian, Laurentian) | UAlberta (AB) (ON | AB)