Canadian higher ed helps fight COVID-19 through innovative engineering, tech solutions

March 30, 2020

Institutions, professors, and researchers across the country are creating innovative engineering and technological solutions to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Georgian College’s Research and Innovation team and University of Guelph Professor Scott Weese are working with local manufacturers to retool operations to create personal protective equipment and produce hand sanitizer, respectively. Staff and researchers at the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design and Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are developing ways to use 3D printers to create printed medical supplies. University of Alberta Professor Mike Lipsett and University of Calgary Professor Mark Ungrin have developed a template for a medical ventilator that can be constructed from readily accessible parts. Georgian | UoGuelph | CBC | Western | Calgary Herald (ON, AB)