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Mike McKay working in labMike McKay, executive director of the Great Lake Institute for Environmental Research, is leading a research team using sewage as an early warning system to determine trends in COVID-19 infection rates.

UWindsor COVID research gets $300,000 funding boost

Mike McKay is leading a research team using sewage as an early warning system to determine trends in COVID-19 infection rates.

Beach with sign warning postedResearch by science dean Chris Houser and Master’s student Brett Vlodarchyk found a significant increase in surf-related drownings on the Great Lakes this summer. Once stay-at-home orders were lifted in Ontario, Michigan, and other U.S. states, COVID-fatigued people flocked to beaches near major centres.

Pandemic behind increased drownings on Great Lakes beaches, research suggests

Two UWindsor researchers found a significant increase in surf-related drownings on the Great Lakes this summer.