University of Waterloo to require self-declaration of COVID-19 vaccination status to access campus

The University of Waterloo will require students and staff to self-declare their COVID-19 vaccination status before coming to campus starting this fall. An update on the university’s website said the data will be anonymous and will be used to plan health and safety approaches for the fall term. “Just another measure that we felt like we could […]

OUCC Opposes Bill 307 and Ford’s Attempt to Silence Workers and Students

The Ontario Universities and Colleges Coalition (OUCC), representing over 435,000 faculty, staff, and students from across the public postsecondary education sector in Ontario, strongly opposes the new provincial election spending rules that are outlined and enforced by Bill 307, Protecting Elections and Defending Democracy Act, 2021. With the use of the Notwithstanding Clause, the government has […]

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Laurier’s Milton Campus Officially Approved

As announced by Deb Mcclatchey to all faculty and staff this morning, the Laurier community is growing! Earlier today it was announced that the Government of Ontario has given its approval for Wilfrid Laurier University to establish a new university campus with its educational partners in Milton. This announcement has been a long time coming and something the Laurier community has been […]

U of A contract proposal would reduce pay retroactively, require staff to repay ‘overpayments’

Via Edmonton Journal A new contract proposal for non-academic staff at the University of Alberta would see retroactive wage rollbacks and require staff to repay “overpayments.” Postmedia obtained a summary of the contract proposal for the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASA), which outlines an across-the-board reduction of three per cent on all salaries, wage rates and pay scales effective […]

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National Day of Mourning

April 28 is the National Day of Mourning and it is a time to both mourn those who have suffered and those we have lost due to workplace injury or occupational disease. As we continue to battle COVID-19 into the second year of this pandemic, and, as the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is […]

Laurentian University students and graduates, politicians condemn ‘devastating’ cuts

Treating a public institution like ‘some mine that went bankrupt’ not acceptable: MP Via CBC News Students at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont., continue to react to news the school is cutting dozens of programs and laying off about 100 professors. Laurentian made the announcement Monday after declaring itself financially insolvent earlier this year. The school filed for […]