Ryerson to require COVID-19 vaccinations for students living in residence

June 17, 2021
Ryerson University has reportedly announced that it will be requiring students living in residence to have had a COVID-19 vaccine. The decision was reportedly made for a variety of reasons, including the communal living situation of students in residence, the high rates of cases in young population groups, and to foster a welcoming community for students. Ryerson recommends that students receive a first dose two weeks before moving in. “This measure is necessary to support students’ safety, growth and development, Ryerson’s mandate and commitments surrounding applied knowledge and research to address existing and emerging society needs, and to prevent and mitigate outbreaks and disruptions during the 2021-2022 academic year,” said Ryerson spokesperson Karen Benner. CP24 (ON)