While other universities are scrapping vaccine passport requirements, the Ontario-based University of Waterloo has fired 49 members of staff for not showing a vaccine passport.
As reported by CTV, this came as the province of Ontario announced it would be dropping all COVID-19 measures.
“We have an obligation under the Health and Safety Act to protect our employees, and the employees have the obligation to comply,” said Nick Manning, vice president of university relations.
“All of those who weren’t able to be compliant after progressive measures faced the ultimate result of termination.”
The university terminated the staff members, yet it had announced it would be dropping its vaccine mandate on May 1.
Other schools in the province, including the University of Toronto, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ryerson University, and the University of Guelph, have announced that those who had been suspended over their vaccine status will resume work.