New initiative intended to “clear the air” to start the Fall 2021 Term
(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Aug 31, 2021): Algoma University is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. As such, as of Wednesday, September 1st,2021, those visiting the Sault Ste. Marie campus of Algoma University will no longer be allowed to smoke or vape on-site.
The University recognizes scientific research indicating that smoking is harmful to one’s health and to the health of others through increased exposure to second-hand smoke. Over the past six months, a three-phase approach to support the gradual transition of the Sault Ste. Marie campus to a “smoke-free” site at first reduced, then eliminated access to Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs).
“Similar to many other post-secondary institutions, the healthcare sector, local school boards and the city, the creation of the smoke-free campus is intended to have a positive impact on all members of the extended Algoma University community,” notes Brianne Pringle, Director of People and Culture.“This initiative aims to ensure clean air for all through the facilitation of increased awareness and educational campaigns developed in partnership with Algoma Public Health.”
With the exception of pre-approved ceremonial usage of tobacco for smudging, Algoma University will not permit smoking or vaping, or the use of tobacco or cannabis products on university grounds. This includes the use of such products in any university-owned vehicle or any vehicle on university property.
Algoma’s intent is to provide a healthier environment for everyone. Further information on Algoma’s Smoke-Free Campus and Cannabis Use policies will be posted on the University website (www.algomau.ca).
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