According to a recently obtained ATIPP request, Memorial University has granted a total of two COVID-19 vaccine exemption requests to faculty members. All other requests were denied, including three other faculty requests, 12 student requests, and three staff requests.
The most vaccine exemptions requested were on religious grounds, with a total of 15, 11 by students, two by staff, and two by faculty. There were seven requests on medical grounds, five made by students and two by faculty.
A total of 49 students were de-registered from at least one on-campus course for not meeting the requirements of MUN’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
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Matt Barter is a fourth-year student in the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sociology. He enjoys reading thought-provoking articles, walks in nature, and volunteering in the community.