Universities, colleges donate PPEs, ventilators, campus space to support local hospitals

March 31, 2020

Canadian postsecondary institutions are donating medical supplies, equipment, and space to support local hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many schools, including the University of Waterloo and the University of Guelph, have donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to local hospitals. Conestoga College and Algonquin College have also donated PPEs and ventilators, with Conestoga also supplying local hospital beds, stretchers, mattresses and other equipment. The Ontario Veterinary College and Portage College have offered to loan their ventilator equipment. Trent University and Trent Health Services have donated PPEs to the Peterborough hospital alongside testing kits, while St Lawrence College is donating ventilators to local health facilities and offering access to campus spaces. CBC | Lakeland Connect | Global News | Ottawa Citizen |The Whig Standard (ON, AB)