Samantha Lui

Associate Producer

Samantha Lui is an associate producer for CBC News and has worked on Cross Country Checkup, As It Happens, Now or Never and The Doc Project. Before that, she worked as a reporter for CBC Sudbury and interned at Hong Kong's English daily newspaper, South China Morning Post. Follow her on Twitter @samanthalui_

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U of Guelph team tests produce decontamination technology on hospital gowns

Researchers at the University of Guelph recently received $25,000 dollars from the Ontario Centres of Excellence to test technology typically used to get rid of bacteria on produce for use in hospitals during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Coding for Veterans hopes to recruit K-W military vets for tech sector jobs

Coding for Veterans will be in Kitchener Tuesday to encourage military vets to join the tech industry.

Increase of elder abuse cases in Waterloo region saddening, but not surprising: advocate

Cases of elder abuse are on the rise in Waterloo region, according to new numbers released by the Waterloo Regional Police Service. 

Researcher says federal mental health funding is 'welcome news' for Waterloo region

The federal government announced Thursday that it is investing $11.5 million of funding for organizations across the country to promote mental health and wellness in communities. That's welcome news for those in Waterloo region.

Why some academics in Waterloo Region are taking part in a nationwide Scholars Strike

Academics in the Waterloo region are taking part in a nationwide protest this week against police violence and systemic racism. It's called the Scholars Strike for Black Lives.

Region of Waterloo to consider extending mask-wearing bylaw for 8 months

Region of Waterloo is set to discuss whether its mask-wearing bylaw should be extended until next spring.

Large gatherings and parties 'will not be tolerated' by Waterloo region public health

Waterloo Region's Acting Medical Officer of Health says she was disappointed to hear about a large house party held by students on Monday night.

As kids go back to school, some parents wrestle with whether they're making the right choice

Many parents are feeling anxious about sending their children back to school. However, a psychologist says parents are not along in feeling that way.

Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor partners with Silicon Valley to mentor startups

It's now easier for startups in Canada to receive mentorship and training. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerator programs have been taking place virtually and that allows for more collaboration.

More time needed to prepare for school, say educational assistants, youth workers

Educational assistants and child and youth care workers say they are anxious about going back to school next week because they are worried about the health and safety of students and staff. 

Waterloo public health officials reveal plans in case of school outbreak

Region of Waterloo Public Health has shared details on how it will work with local schools to control the spread of COVID-19.

Students with special needs require extra school help this fall, parents say

The Ontario government has allocated $10 million of additional funding for students with special needs as school starts up again in September. Some parents say that isn't enough.

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Waterloo region summer camp after camper tests positive

A summer camp in the Waterloo region has declared an outbreak after a camper tested positive for the virus.

Should my child skip school for the climate strike? 2 parents weigh in

Some parents have mixed feelings about students skipping school to attend climate strikes taking place across Canada and around the world.

After surviving Tiananmen, Hong Kong protester continues the fight for pro-democracy

Having narrowly escaped the violence on Tiananmen Square, Jonathan Chan now counsels young protesters during demonstrations in Hong Kong.