Rebecca Rooke, PhD Student

Rebecca Rooke, PhD candidate, starts petition to mandate masks

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 9:52am

Rebecca Rooke's petition to make mask wearing at UTM mandatory has over 300 signatures. Rebecca is concerned for her and her colleagues' safety, as she noticed that there is not much physical distancing or mask-wearing from others in campus' buildings since labs reopened.

The Department of Biology is handing out free masks and visors to all students, technicians and staff that returned to campus.  A group of graduate students, led by Madeleine Oman, started "Sew What?" initiative. They made more than 250 cloth reusable/washable masks, and they are working on making more before the start of the new academic year.

Read the CBC News article published this morning: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/petition-utm-mandate-masks-1.5638560

Link to petition: https://bit.ly/38yAaMh