Repeal UW mandatory vaccination policy

REQUESTS TO REPEAL UW's MANDATORY VACCINATION AND TESTING POLICY

"WATVAX": The saga continues ...

Michael Palmer, Department of Chemistry, UW

Edward R. Vrscay, Department of Applied Mathematics, UW

Richard Mann, Cheriton School of Computer Science, UW

"Schrodinger's Bat": COVID vaccine mandates are necessary because the protected need to be protected from the unprotected by forcing the unprotected to use the protection that didn't protect the protected.

A COLLECTIVE LETTER OF APPEAL FROM UW FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS TO THE UW ADMINISTRATION TO TERMINATE ITS VACCINE MANDATE

Most current version which includes statistics of COVID invections in Ontario for vaccinated and unvaccinated persons (December 2021)

Collective letter of appeal to UW adminstration to terminate its mandatory vaccination policy

HOW IT ALL STARTED:

In response to the decision by the University of Waterloo administration to impose mandatory vaccination and testing on campus (e-mail entitled, "Mandatory vaccination and attestation," dated August 16, 2021 - see below; e-mail entitled, "Proof of vaccination now required for campus access," dated August 24, 2021), an open letter signed by a group of 32 people - faculty, staff, students and parents of students - was sent to the UW administration to request that the mandatory policy be repealed.

In the opinion of the signatories of the letter, these mandates are unlawful. Any mandates involving vaccination, declaration of vaccination status and testing violate all employment contracts as well as all offers of admission that were accepted before the mandates were imposed. The rights infringed upon include those enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the highest law of the land.

When the open letter was written and sent to the UW administration and ultimately to as many members of the UW community as possible, we thought that it would of particular interest to those at UW who felt that they would be negatively affected by the UW administration's mandatory vaccination and testing policy, i.e, those who refuse, for whatever reason, to be vaccinated or tested. Of special concern were those staff members whose duties require their presence on campus. Based on a number of messages that we received at that time, it was understanding that should these people refuse to be vaccinated or tested, they might lose their jobs. We invited those who have such concerns to consult the following resource at action4canada.com:

action4canada.com/notices-of-liability-covid-related-business_mask_jav_pcr-testing_etc

Since that time, the situation has become much more serious. On September 8, 2021, a staff member from Plant Operations was asked to LEAVE CAMPUS because of his refusal to be vaccinated or to be tested. See updates below.

Important information for any employee who has been asked to leave the UW campus

Steps to Police Reporting

A chronological account of the major events to date

A very dark day for the University of Waterloo

An even darker day for the University of Waterloo

The darkness at UW continues: First faculty member to be suspended

A ray of light shines through the darkness at UW: Faculty member is "unsuspended" and reimbursed for pay withheld, with apology from UW for not acting in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement

A modest proposal for an alternative disciplinary process for noncompliant faculty members

AN INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM II: "SOUNDING THE CALL" A VIDEO THAT SHOULD BE WATCHED BY EVERYONE

ON COVID VACCINES: WHY THEY CANNOT WORK, AND IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE OF THEIR CAUSATIVE ROLE IN DEATHS AFTER VACCINATION


NEW! "The Manipulation Check"

A series of podcasts by Prof. Jeffrey Spence (Psychology, U of Guelph) and Prof. Dan Smilek (Psychology, UW)


Update on the lawsuit against university mandates - September 11, 2021

Update on lawsuit

The current version of the Open Letter to the UW Administration with all signatories (as of September 29, 2021)

Current version of Open Letter with signatories

Other noteworthy developments