ON institutions announce vaccine policies for Fall semester

July 22, 2021
Several Ontario postsecondary institutions have announced their COVID-19 vaccine policies for the Fall 2021 semester. Confederation College has announced that it will require all those who access its campuses in person to be fully vaccinated by the time class starts. International students will be able to receive their vaccinations while in quarantine. Algoma University, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Conestoga College have announced that vaccinations will not be mandatory for students or staff, though vaccinations are recommended and encouraged. Western University, which is requiring vaccines for students living in residences, will not make vaccines mandatory for those on campus. “[W]e’ve gone as far as we can go legally, and we’re very comfortable with our decision,” said Western President Alan Shepard. TB Newswatch (Confederation) | CTV News (Algoma) | Brantford Expositor (WLU, Conestoga) | CBC (Western) (ON)