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On The Record – S2E1 – Back, But Uncertain

Many are back on campus next week, but questions remain about the university's return-to-campus plan

by Tejas Dhir
Graphic by Masih K

As the On The Record podcast returns for the Winter Semester, your host, TJ Dhir, looks at the biggest issues surrounding COVID-19 and Ryerson. The futures of unvaccinated students and students with an unknown vaccination status are currently in limbo. On The Record editor-in-chief Nick Parker talks about the struggles they face as well as what the future might look like.

The return-to-campus plan has drawn the frustration of eight tenured professors with the Ryerson School of Occupational and Public Health. We spoke with one of them before they co-signed a public letter to the university about how they feel regarding Ryerson’s plan to bring students back to in-person classes.

With certain questions still needing answers, how conducive to on-campus learning is Ryerson?

Update: The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario confirmed Thursday that four applications have been submitted against Ryerson pertaining to COVID-19. However, the tribunal “does not track data specific to COVID-19 vaccine exemptions.”

Extra Resources

Ryerson University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Open Letter to Ryerson from eight School of Occupational and Public Health professors

Guests, in order of appearance

Nick Parker – editor-in-chief, On The Record

Thomas Tenkate – associate professor, Ryerson School of Occupational and Public Health

Unvaccinated Ryerson students to be removed from winter courses

Ryerson encouraging third COVID-19 vaccine dose for return to in-person learning

School of public health faculty members tell university they’re concerned about return to in-person learning

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This podcast is produced by students in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the School of Journalism at TMU.

TJ was one of the podcast hosts/producers of the On The Record Podcast in the Winter 2022 semester. TJ is a graduate of Sheridan College's journalism program, and previous bylines include the Sheridan Sun, Oakville News, and The Intermission Sports.

This article may have been created with the use of AI software such as Google Docs, Grammarly, and/or Otter.ai for transcription.

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