Leaders at ON institutions urge collective effort to avoid dangerous homecoming parties

September 24, 2021
Leaders of several postsecondary institutions in Ontario and their respective communities are calling on students to avoid large, unsafe gatherings over what is typically the homecoming weekend. Western University, the University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier University are among hte institutions that have partnered with their local city council, public health units, or emergency services to ensure a coordinated response to student gatherings over the weekend. The institutions shared that students may face hefty fines, charges, and/or consequences under institutional codes of conduct such as expulsion if they participate in large, unsanctioned gatherings. Some universities have indicated that they will be hosting virtual celebrations for homecoming over the weekend instead of in-person festivities. UoGuelph (Guelph) | Western (London) | CBC (Waterloo) (ON)