UWOFA requested that Western require all eligible students, staff, faculty, librarians and archivists to be fully vaccinated before coming to campus, barring religious and medical reasons.
With a return to in-person classes announced for the fall, Western must figure out how to schedule and run in-person classes if social distancing capacity were to continue.
“When you compare institutions across Ontario, the academic programs are great, the opportunities are great, the career prospects are great,” Kibilds said. “But Western feels different. Western feels like a community.”