Concern from faculty at the University of Toronto who says the school isn’t listening to its own in-house scientists when developing its back-to-school plan.
The school’s faculty association says staff researchers have been among the world leaders in COVID-19 research and advising bodies such as the world health organization.
However, it it says much of that advice isn’t apparent in the university’s current plans to resume in-person classes starting next month.
A petition calling for a different approach to the school’s re-opening has more than 6,600 signatures.
The university says it is, in fact, taking advice from staff scientists and has put proper precautions in place to keep staff and students healthy.