St. Francis Xavier University wants students to sign a COVID-19 liability waiver | CBC News

St. Francis Xavier University wants students to sign a COVID-19 liability waiver | CBC News
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Students at a Nova Scotia university must sign a COVID-19 liability waiver in order to attend classes in the fall.

Halifax law expert Wayne MacKay has observed that such waivers seem to be becoming more common.

St. Francis Xavier in Antigonish is offering a mixture of online and in-person classes in the fall semester.

The university’s board of governors sent the waiver to students. By signing, students give up the right to sue the university for any “loss, damage, illness, sickness, expense or injury including death … as a result of COVID-19 risks.”

It applies to all activities and locations at the campus, as well as any off-campus locations where St. FX activities — like research, recreational activities or sporting events — take place.

“It seems that’s now becoming a more…



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