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News for Researchers

Friday, August 27, 2021

Submit your proof of vaccination today

Update for students and employees

Earlier this week, we strengthened our safety measures against COVID-19 by introducing the requirement to provide proof of vaccination. We promised to get you information on how to submit your proof or apply for accommodation by the end of the week. That information follows below. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Proof of vaccination now required for campus access

Update for students and employees

  • We are strengthening our safety measures against COVID-19 
  • Anyone coming to our campuses and locations must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 
  • Proof of vaccination is mandatory with accommodations available for medical or human rights grounds 
Monday, August 16, 2021

Mandatory vaccination and attestation

Update for students and employees regarding mandatory vaccination and attestation requirements

Monday, August 9, 2021

Self-declaration of vaccination required for campus access

Update for students and employees

  • Starting September 1, you will need to anonymously self-declare your vaccination status to come to campus 
  • We are supporting advocacy efforts calling for a provincial order for mandatory vaccination in the sector 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Looking beyond Step 3 to the fall term

Update for employees and graduate students

  • Ontario entered Step 3 of its reopening plan and is seeing positive trends in vaccinations and low numbers of COVID-19 cases 
  • While we may be able to significantly expand in-person experiences this fall, our current academic approach will remain largely as planned: a mix of online and in-person courses 
  • Register for the President’s Forum on July 27 to learn more