Changes Coming to Sheridan College in Mississauga

 

Sheridan Collge, which operates three campuses across the GTA—including its newest one in the City Centre area in Mississauga—recently announced that it will be implementing some changes, starting today.

As of now, Sheridan College campuses will be smoke-free.

According to a recent press release, starting tomorrow, Oct. 17, Sheridan's newly adopted policy, Smoke Free Sheridan Policy, will be enforced.

This new policy will see that all Sheridan campuses are 100 per cent smoke-free.

As local students may already know, The Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga has always been smoke-free since it is on city-owned lands and is therefore required it to obey city by-laws.

However, the school will make some concessions for smokers who use cannabis non-recreationally and will provide accommodations for staff and students who smoke for medical reasons. 

With this policy, Sheridan joins more than 30 colleges and universities across Canada that already are tobacco and smoke-free. 

The school says it is dedicated to promoting a safe and healthy working, living, and learning environment for all students and community members.

Smoking in this policy refers to any form of smoking such as tobacco, vaping, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (chewing tobacco), or cannabis.

Sheridan has been working towards attaining smoke-free status since 2012 when the school introduced designated smoking shelters at its Oakville and Brampton campuses. 

This new policy was originally being planned to be implemented in the spring of 2019, however, following the provincial government's announcement of its intent to allow the use of cannabis wherever tobacco smoking is permitted the school decided to move the date.  

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