Institutions donate supplies to local hospitals

March 26, 2020

Several Canadian postsecondary schools have answered the Government of Canada’s call to mobilize resources and expertise in the fight against COVID-19. Colleges such as Fanshawe College and St Clair College have donated personal protective equipment, ventilators, and other supplies to their local health alliances and hospitals. University Affairs reports that many universities have supplied or donated equipment from their laboratories: The University of Ottawa and University of Toronto designed and manufactured new equipment while the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center launched a contest to spur new ventilator designs. McMaster University’s Engineers have announced that they are prototyping and creating protective gear for health care workers. “Their laboratories have the resources and the experts to be part of this great fight,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “We asked them to identify the equipment they have, the masks and the respirators they have.” Canada (Call for Supplies) | University Affairs (National) | Fanshawe | St Clair | McMaster