NEWSCAST - Wednesday 24th June 2020

NEWSCAST - Wednesday 24th June 2020

Pritha Mukherji

 

CAMPUS:
-The COVID-19 Brain Study looks to recruit 50,000 individuals who received a confirmed positive diagnosis of the virus in order to answer pressing questions about the disease’s direct and indirect effects on the brain. The study is a collaboration between Western, the University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
-Two Western PhD students have a sharp focus on their love of science and are now among the Top 20 finalists for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Science Exposed contest.
LOCAL AND NATIONAL:
-Ontario students returning to elementary school in September amid a mix of online and in-class learning will also be met with a new math curriculum that includes financial literacy, coding and "back to basics” fundamentals.
-South Bruce Peninsula is temporarily closing all of its beaches, including the popular Sauble Beach, after the town's mayor said Monday that "day-trippers flagrantly defied our restrictions."
SPORTS:
-Five years after Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) recommended sports programs reduce barriers and become more inclusive of Indigenous athletes, a panel of experts say not enough has been done to reach that goal.
INTERNATIONAL:
-German authorities in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia have reimposed lockdown restrictions in two districts after a spike in cases, with more than half a million people affected.
WEATHER: 
-On Thursday, expect a temperature of 24 degrees with cloudy skies. Moving onto Friday expect temperatures to be 28 degrees with sunny skies. It is currently 16 degrees.