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Headlines for Nov. 11, 2020


MUN to bring back some staff to campus, slowly, with new plan
It will soon be back-to-school for some staff at Memorial University, as the school plans a phased-in return to campus for its employees beginning Nov. 23.

Global News
Sask. government to pay back emergency benefits clawed back from student’s disability income
A Regina woman who received the federal coronavirus benefit for students is expecting to be refunded thousands of dollars clawed back from her provincial disability benefits after winning an appeal against Saskatchewan’s social services ministry.

Global News
COVID-19 outbreak declared at University of Waterloo residence
A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at a residence on the University of Waterloo campus on Monday.

CTV News
COVID-19 outbreak declared in University of Windsor student residence
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has informed the University of Windsor that an unauthorized Halloween party in a student residence has led to what is now being declared an outbreak.

National Post
Two men have been charged after they hosted a large Halloween party near Western University
Police in London, Ont., say they’ve charged two people in relation to a large Halloween house party near Western University.

Vancouver Sun
‘Unfair surveillance’? Online exam software sparks global student revolt
When U.S. law student Areeb Khan tried to sign into the online portal to take his practice bar exam, he was met with a strange message: “Due to poor lighting we are unable to identify your face.”

B.C. ecologist uses facial recognition software to track grizzly bears
Melanie Clapham has spent the last three years snapping images of grizzly bears at Knight Inlet, on the B.C. coast, using small camera traps housed in metal and strapped securely to the forest branches.

Vancouver Sun
UWindsor COVID-19 wastewater research gets funding boost
A research team at the University of Windsor is deliberately going to step in it after receiving $300,000 in government funding to continue their study of COVID-19 in fecal matter.

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