Western University: New Identification System for Greater Security and Greater Community – London | The Canadian News

Western University London hopes to add a layer of security and increase the sense of community with its recently launched identification system.

The system will provide Western-branded lanyards and hard plastic Western ONECard card holders to all students, employees and visitors to the main campus, the university said in a statement. statement posted on your website.

The cords have no connection to vaccination status, he says.

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“We wanted to create a visual way to help identify who is on our campus at any given time, including visitors to the campus,” said Sarah Prichard, interim president and vice president for academic affairs.

Student lanyards will be distributed on campus beginning Monday, November 8.

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In addition, the university is introducing a visitor identification system from January 2022.

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Visitors will register through an online portal and will be provided with black “Campus Visitor” lanyards and large visitor identification badges.

“We know that something new like this will take some time to take hold,” Prichard said. “We strongly encourage everyone to pick up their laces and put them on. The more people use them, the stronger the program will be. “

The university says it plans to continue the system as part of its ongoing security program, even after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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