Student expelled for declining clot shot, files human rights complaint against NAIT
JCCF: 'The student has been denied the opportunity to continue his studies due to NAIT’s mandatory Covid vaccine policy, which the student has declined based on his religious beliefs. The student, who cannot be named, has filed a Complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission for a hearing on discrimination due to religious beliefs.
'The student was on the path to completing his program by the end of this year and was hoping to begin his career at the start of 2023. Although some of the student’s courses were offered and available online for the winter semester, NAIT refused to provide any accommodation to allow this student to complete his studies. The student objects to receiving the Covid inoculation on religious grounds. He objects to the use of aborted fetal cell lines in the testing and development of the vaccines, and insists that accepting these shots would violate his conscience and religious responsibility. Under the Alberta Human Rights Act, NAIT has a duty to accommodate religious differences, to the point of undue hardship.'