10% of Alberta schools have COVID-19 outbreaks: student advocacy group

An advocacy group and a school board say they fail to understand why the Alberta government is not contact tracing like it did last year even as the COVID-19 virus is … Read More

COVID-19 outbreak closes Lord Elgin P.S. in London, Ont.

After climbing from six confirmed COVID-19 cases to 11 in a matter of days, Lord Elgin Public School in London, Ont., said Wednesday it is pausing all in-person learning, effective … Read More

Parents, teachers give return-to-school mixed grades as COVID-19 rages on

After a year of COVID-19 outbreaks shuttered Canadian schools, kids are back in the classrooms. Or, at least, most kids are. Some parents have opted to continue online learning, creating … Read More

Entire B.C. school district to go into lockdown after vaccine protesters enter 3 schools

A school district in B.C.’s southern Interior says all schools in its zone will be in lockdown mode on Monday, after COVID vaccine protesters entered three schools on Friday. School … Read More

COVID-19: LDCSB shares employee vaccination rates, TVDSB data to come

The London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) says that 93 per cent of employees who submitted an attestation have stated they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Ontario government announced … Read More

Fanshawe College not allowing unvaccinated people without medical exemptions on campus as of Nov. 5

Fanshawe College has outlined more details of its COVID-19 vaccination policy, just ahead of the start of the fall term. Last week, the college announced that it would be mandating … Read More

Child abuse, suicide attempts in Canada rose during COVID-19 pandemic: report

During a year of lockdowns and school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, rising rates of child abuse and suicide attempts among Canada’s youth have sparked concern, according to a … Read More

COVID-19: Excitement, anxiety as Montreal kids head back to school

Seven-year-old Jayda Watts-Simeon was bouncing up and down with excitement on Tuesday at the chance to be back in school. Wearing a medical mask and carrying a pink backpack covered … Read More

Canadian students prepare for COVID-19 school year during fourth wave

The discomfort of wearing a mask all day at school, falling short of the minimum age to get vaccinated, uncertainty over whether in-person learning will continue through the semester: These … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec makes masks mandatory in classrooms across 9 regions, including Montreal

Quebec is making masks mandatory in the classrooms of elementary and high schools in nine regions, including Montreal, as COVID-19 infections continue to climb. Education Minister Jean-François Roberge announced the … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec makes masks mandatory in classrooms for 9 regions, including Montreal

Quebec is making masks mandatory in the classrooms of elementary and high schools in nine regions, including Montreal, as COVID-19 infections continue to climb. Education Minister Jean-François Roberge announced the … Read More

Staff, students have questions about vaccine mandates on Atlantic Canadian campuses

As universities in Atlantic Canada issue vaccination mandates, students and staff are raising questions about how the health orders will be implemented once classes resume, especially regarding international students. On … Read More

‘Happy day’: Quebec CEGEPs reopen to in-person classes for 1st time since start of COVID-19

Many junior colleges across Quebec reopened for full-time, in-person learning on Monday for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Returning students at Montreal’s English-language Dawson College … Read More

Expert says campus vaccine plans overdue — and here’s what they should look like

The Université de Moncton is the most recent post-secondary school in New Brunswick to announce students and staff on campus will need to be fully vaccinated or submit to frequent … Read More

Post-secondary schools react to Quebec’s mask mandate: ‘the right thing to do’

Quebec’s move to tighten COVID-19 restrictions in post-secondary institutions is prompting mixed reactions, ranging from relief about the new measures to concerns that they don’t go far enough as the … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec to mandate vaccinations for health-care workers, masks for university students

Quebec is implementing more measures in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the pandemic’s fourth wave sets in, the province’s premier announced Tuesday. François Legault says masks … Read More

Quebec issues COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health-care workers

Quebec is implementing more measures in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the pandemic’s fourth wave sets in, the province’s premier announced Tuesday. François Legault says masks … Read More

Alberta’s post secondary schools saying no to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

Many Alberta post-secondary schools are not requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for students and staff even as others across the country are making different choices. The University of Calgary, University of Alberta, … Read More

University profs hope ‘domino’ effect will make COVID-19 vaccine mandate a campus norm

The decisions of several top-tier universities to make COVID-19 vaccination a requirement to return to campus is putting added pressure on holdouts to follow suit, with some professors hoping the … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec students to wear masks in school hallways this fall, but not in class

Quebec students will have to wear a mask on school buses and in common areas but not in classrooms or outside as they head back to class in the shadow … Read More

Fake COVID-19 vaccine cards raise concern for U.S. colleges

As the delta variant of the coronavirus sweeps across the United States, a growing number of colleges and universities are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for students to attend in-person … Read More

Quebec outlines COVID-19 rules for fall return to campus for post-secondary institutions

Quebec’s Higher Education Minister Danielle McCann confirmed on Friday a return to in-person classes for university and CEGEP students across the province for the fall semester with new COVID-19 guidelines. … Read More

Ontario’s back-to-school plan encouraging, but lacks vaccine policy: experts

Teachers and parents in Ontario now have a clearer idea of what the new school year will look like, as children prepare to return to full-time in-class learning next month. … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU would support mandatory vaccination at Western University

The Middlesex-London Health Unit says it would support a mandatory vaccination policy at Western University, should the university wish to implement such a policy. Western announced in May that it … Read More

Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw boy walks for awareness: ‘That could have been me in one of those graves’

At age 11, Landyn Toney already has the strength of his convictions. On July 1, Landyn is walking for six days and 157 km from his house in Valley, N.S., … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec students could see no masks, end of classroom bubbles in fall

Quebec students can expect a certain “return to normalcy” when they head back to class this fall if certain COVID-19 vaccination levels are attained, according to the province’s education minister. … Read More

Quebec asks universities and colleges to reopen this fall without physical distancing

Quebec universities and junior colleges should prepare for in-person classes this fall without the requirement of physical distancing, Higher Education Minister Danielle McCann said Monday. The new directive will only … Read More

Students in Garden Hill First Nation to repeat school year lost to COVID-19, officials say

Catherine Monias can’t wait for the day she sees the buses pull up outside her office and the kids from her remote Manitoba First Nation stream back into the hallways … Read More

Very ill COVID-19 patients still had robust antibody response: London, Ont. researchers

Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University researchers, in partnership with local company Diagnostics Biochem Canada Inc. (DBC), say new data suggests the antibody response to COVID-19 is robust in … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec wants to offer teens first vaccination dose by end of June

Quebec has officially unveiled the details of its plan to vaccinate children aged 12 to 17 as the province’s COVID-19 immunization rollout ramps up. Health Minister Christian Dubé outlined during … Read More

Canadian doctors, Ryan Reynolds and other celebs team up to tackle vaccine hesitancy

Doctors and other front-line professionals, backed by Canadian celebrities, have banded together to get accurate vaccine information to those most at risk of contracting COVID-19. Read more: Have a vaccine … Read More

Why are COVID-19 cases quickly rising among Canadian university students?

Younger people are driving COVID-19 case counts across Canada but for those looking to play the blame game, experts are saying it’s not as simple as pointing fingers at party-goers … Read More

Doctors urge schools to make coping with anger part of curriculum amid COVID-19 pandemic

Pandemic-fuelled frustration has some teens expressing anger in unhealthy ways after a year of missed social connections that would typically help them mature and regulate their emotions, says a psychiatrist … Read More

Pandemic takes tragic toll on international students with rising deaths by suicide: report

International students are being pushed to the brink during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the mounting pressures have led to a rise in death by suicide cases across Canada, according to … Read More

High school students need to be back in class, Quebec education minister tells English boards

Quebec’s education minister is ordering English-language school boards in the Montreal area to return to full-time in-person learning for all high school students despite concerns over the third wave of … Read More

COVID-19 outbreak at University of Waterloo swells to include all residences

The COVID-19 outbreak at the University of Waterloo has now spread to all of the school’s residences. “On Monday, March 29, 2021, Region of Waterloo public health informed us that … Read More

Opposition grows to Quebec’s return to class in pandemic red zones

Sir Wilfrid Laurier is the latest school board to go against the government’s decision to have senior students return to full-time in-class learning. The north shore board has suspended all … Read More

Montreal school boards take a staggered approach as senior grades return to class in red zones

While the majority of senior-grade high school students in Quebec red zones returned to class full-time as of Monday, a number of school boards opted for a staggered approach. Both … Read More

Increased screen time leading to increased eye issues in kids: optometrists

With long stretches of online learning, video calls instead of in-person gatherings, and less time spent outdoors, eye doctors across Canada are noticing an overall spike in eye issues, especially … Read More

Canada expected to revise COVID school guidelines this summer

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, physical distancing has become the norm and an important tool, along with masking, in curbing the spread of the coronavirus. In Canada, … Read More

Toronto parents grapple with ‘confusing’ COVID-19 school guidelines

Toronto mother Nicole Colacci has had a stressful few weeks. Her two children tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month and after 10 days of isolation with mild symptoms were … Read More

Montreal teachers in hot spots for COVID-19 variants will be vaccinated after all

Teachers, daycare educators and other staff in contact with school- and daycare-aged children in neighbourhoods where COVID-19 variants have taken hold will be part of targeted vaccination efforts, Montreal public health … Read More

Parents of schoolchildren in parts of Montreal being moved to front of COVID-19 vaccination line

Montreal public health is launching a pilot project to vaccinate the parents of school- and daycare-aged children in emerging hot spots for the COVID-19 variants in a bid to quash … Read More

London, Ont., team researching COVID-19 impacts on brain zero in on ‘microbleeds’

Experts in brain imaging, cognitive neurology, infectious disease and other fields based in London, Ont., are working together to use an ultra-high-field MRI scanner to try to find out whether … Read More

6 in 10 Canadians believe teachers deserve higher pay during COVID-19: Ipsos

Six out of 10 Canadians (58 per cent) believe teachers deserve higher pay during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to exclusive Ipsos polling done for Global News. Nineteen per cent of … Read More

COVID-19 expenses the bulk of EMSB’s record $15 M deficit

The English Montreal School Board is forecasting a record deficit of nearly $15 million for the current school year. The startling figures were announced in a council meeting Wednesday night, … Read More

Coronavirus: New Brunswick student starts petition to have prom reinstated

A student in Riverview, N.B., is still fighting to have her prom night reinstated after school districts across the province canceled formal ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We have … Read More

Coronavirus: McGill University plans to return to in-person classes for fall semester

McGill University plans to return to in-person classes for the upcoming fall semester amid the COVID-19 health crisis. The Montreal-based post-secondary institution confirmed the decision in a public statement issued … Read More

Suspected coronavirus variant cases force some Quebec schools to shut down

In Quebec, new cases of COVID-19 suspected to be linked to variants of the virus have led to the partial or total closure of 10 schools across the province. Most … Read More

Coronavirus: How the rise of new variants in Canada could impact schools

After an extended period of virtual learning amid a COVID-19 lockdown, the return to in-person classes in Toronto comes as a relief to parents like David Wood. “I love my … Read More