Vaccination is now compulsory for students & staff at some Canadian universities

Canadian universities mandate vaccination for students and staff

With Canadian universities reopening, students have been asked to return to their campuses this fall. Although many students are enthusiastic about this move, the only catch is to be fully vaccinated. Universities in Ottawa, Toronto, Queens are few where students and staff have been asked to return to their campuses. 

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In Ontario, Seneca College was the first Canadian University to make vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory for everyone returning to campus. Following the cue, University of Ottawa has declared mandatory vaccination for students opting to attend classes in total capacity. The universities have asked visitors, staff and students to complete their vaccination by October 15 to be eligible to return to campus. According to the University, the health and safety of the community, students, and staff is their utmost priority. 

Keeping up with this, the University of Toronto has also announced that it needs students, teaching and non-teaching staff, especially those who indulge in high-risk tasks that may lead to transmission of COVID-19 virus, to self-declare the status of their vaccination to protect the community and each other. 

Western University in Ontario has also decided to ask students, faculty and staff to return to campus. The University, along with its affiliated colleges – Brescia, King’s and Huron, asked everyone to return fully vaccinated. Anyone who is not vaccinated will have to get tested twice a week as a safety precaution to be eligible to enter the university premises. Apart from this, Ontario University and the University of Guelph are following the same rule. 

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Still, there are few universities giving students and staff an option to get vaccinated or not. For instance- Quebec University will let the students and staff return to campus with or without getting vaccinated. Whereas Dalhousie University is set to deliver maximum classes online and encourage students to get vaccinated against the virus. The province already has a 75% of total vaccination rate, making the community relatively safe. 

upGrad Abroad offers different pathway programs to pave the way for learners to pursue higher education at esteemed universities in Canada. upGrad Abroad in association with University of the Fraser Valley has introduced Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) , and Bachelor of Computer Information Systems while a BBA Program has been introduced in collaboration with Yorkville University at minimum fees. 

Both Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), and Bachelor of Computer Information Systems at University of the Fraser Valley are four-year-long courses wherein students can study the first two years of the courses online, and the last two years on campus. Apart from these two programs, the BBA program at Yorkville is also a four-year program where students will be studying online for two years at Chandigarh University and the 3rd and 4th year at Yorkville University. These courses will provide ample time for learners to remain in their homes and stay safe amidst the ongoing coronavirus.

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