Update on vaccination and rapid screening for Fall 2021
Earlier this week, the Province released a new vaccination policy for activities in higher-risk settings, including universities. While waiting for details, the University is finalizing its strategy.
This September, all members of the University community—including students, staff, faculty, and librarians—will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or register in the University’s rapid screening program, where results will need to be uploaded regularly. This program also offers educational opportunities and access to vaccination clinics.
More details will be shared on the UTogether site soon.
Ontario has announced a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for those working in public education and several high-risk health-care settings. Post-secondary institutions have been deemed a high-risk setting.
“Even in Toronto our climate is changing.” Kent Moore, professor of atmospheric physics, speaks with Breakfast Television about the U.N. climate change panels’ recent warning about global warming.
Professor Aurel Braun discusses the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan and the uncertain future that lies ahead, via Global News, and comments on how we got here and what comes next, also via Global News.
The best Canada and other countries can do at this point is try to save as many Afghan people as possible. Professor of international relations and political science Aurel Braun compared what’s happening in Afghanistan to a natural mass catastrophe, via CBC.
Compassion and accountability aren’t mutually exclusive. Part of a manager’s job is to create a psychologically safe workplace, management professor Jacob Hirsh tells the Harvard Business Review.
Food ‘self-sufficiency’ is a recipe for disaster. Geography professor Pierre Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak, research services and liaison librarian, pen an op/ed in the Financial Post, arguing that most people in advanced economies have no idea that the romantic ideal of regional self-sufficiency remains a real threat to food security.
UTM Collections Series! 🏀 Third in our series is: sports memorabilia & bobbleheads by UTM MD Program Student Support Administrator, Mark Wlodarski. Mark’s collection has more than 200 pieces, but at its height had 675 pieces. He started at a young age with collectable sports cards and was encouraged by his uncles 🎴 🏒 In the early 2000s, he shifted to collecting bobbleheads after he won a “Pinball” Clemons (Argos) bobblehead. 🏈 One of his rarest items is a 6-foot Doug Gilmour (Maple Leafs) bobblehead.
Other highlights are:
🧱 Maple Leaf Gardens replica and brick from the arena
🧛♂️ Neca bobbleheads – highly detailed horror and movie pieces
🪆Prototype bobbleheads Follow UTM on Instagram @uoftmississauga
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