Category: University of Toronto

Dark Days for Our Ivory Towers

Commentary Dear class of 2026, Welcome to the beginning of the rest of your life! Ahead of you is four years of a lacklustre education which will saddle you with debt from which you may never emerge. Your professors will teach you not how to think but what to think, and their invitation to question…


University of Toronto Mandates COVID Booster Shot for In-Residence Students This Fall

The University of Toronto (U of T) has mandated a COVID-19 booster requirement for all students and employees who will be living in residence during the 2022-23 academic year. “Students living in residences this fall will be required to have a primary series of a COVID-19 vaccine and at least one booster dose before moving…


For Young Adults, the Fallout From COVID Restrictions Has Been Significant

Commentary In a move consistent with Ontario’s trajectory, the University of Toronto and Ryerson University have decided to effectively end their COVID policies of mandatory masking and vaccination as a requirement for attendance come May 1. The University of Ottawa and Carleton University are following suit. In the University of Toronto’s case, the decision comes…


University of Toronto Drops Vaccine Mandate After Staff, Students File Human Rights Complaint

The University of Toronto is revoking its COVID-19 vaccine mandate and other related policies after a human rights complaint was filed against the school. Effective May 1, the following measures will be paused: the requirement to complete a health screening prior to entering university premises, the requirement to be fully vaccinated for in-person activities on university…


CDC: 10 Percent Chance for Genomic Sequencing of COVID-19 PCR Nasal Swab

In a Feb. 16 Tweet, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that a large percentage of nasal swab PCR tests for COVID-19 were ultimately subjected to genomic sequencing analysis, raising red flags about the genetic privacy of individuals who took such tests. “Do you have signed consent forms for every single DNA…