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Radio-Canada awards 2020 Scientist of the Year to four researchers creating data modelling for COVID-19
24 days ago

Radio-Canada awards 2020 Scientist of the Year to four researchers creating data modelling for COVID-19

The winners developed mathematical models that helped to predict or simulate how COVID-19 would spread within Canada.
Researchers at Western University have created a better antibody test for COVID-19
a month ago

Researchers at Western University have created a better antibody test for COVID-19

The new test delivers more accurate results than others already on the market, in just five minutes.
U of T physicians working on a reusable surgical mask

U of T physicians working on a reusable surgical mask

Two members of the University of Toronto's Temerty Faculty of Medicine have joined forces to engineer a Level 1 surgical mask that can be worn and washed multiple times.
Maclean’s They Were Loved project aims to honour each Canadian lost to COVID-19
a month ago

Maclean’s They Were Loved project aims to honour each Canadian lost to COVID-19

The partnership between the magazine and Canadian journalism schools hopes to create a central repository of obituaries for those who have died from the disease.
12 Days of Kindness: Our favourite stories of 2020
2 months ago

12 Days of Kindness: Our favourite stories of 2020

covidkindness.ca is all about telling stories of those making an impact on the front lines of Canadian health care and sharing acts of kindness and joy during these challenging times.
Cupcakes to help fight COVID-19? This Ottawa 8-year-old baked up a great idea to raise research funds
2 months ago

Cupcakes to help fight COVID-19? This Ottawa 8-year-old baked up a great idea to raise research funds

Sophie George has raised nearly $2,000 for the Ottawa Hospital Foundation by baking and selling delicious treats
100 made-in-Saskatchewan ventilators coming soon to hospitals in that province
2 months ago

100 made-in-Saskatchewan ventilators coming soon to hospitals in that province

A collaborative effort by three major organizations helped make it possible to manufacture the devices locally and get them into health care facilities quickly.
Researchers examining how to decrease COVID-19 health risks for delivery workers
3 months ago

Researchers examining how to decrease COVID-19 health risks for delivery workers

A professor at the University of Waterloo is leading a study of working conditions for gig couriers and drivers to determine how to better protect them from getting sick.
How many masks a day? This Ottawa manufacturer is shooting for one million
3 months ago

How many masks a day? This Ottawa manufacturer is shooting for one million

Viral Clean is already making 40,000 masks every day, but a major expansion of their facility will increase their output of both medical and fabric masks.
Researchers at Fanshawe College develop artificial coronavirus to test the effectiveness of new treatments
4 months ago

Researchers at Fanshawe College develop artificial coronavirus to test the effectiveness of new treatments

The lab-created “replicon” is non-infectious but can be used to determine whether a drug treatment will work against COVID-19.
LEGO PM Trudeau speaks to kids about the ongoing pandemic and the need to stay strong
4 months ago

LEGO PM Trudeau speaks to kids about the ongoing pandemic and the need to stay strong

Once again, his message has been transformed into a stop-motion LEGO video by Tyler Walsh of Winnipeg.
Donation from the Canadian Medical Association Foundation offers a major boost to long-term care improvement initiative
4 months ago

Donation from the Canadian Medical Association Foundation offers a major boost to long-term care improvement initiative

The $2 million grant to the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement’s LTC+: Acting on Pandemic Learning Together program will double its current funding.
Music fills the atrium at Credit Valley Hospital, raising the spirits of workers and patients alike
4 months ago

Music fills the atrium at Credit Valley Hospital, raising the spirits of workers and patients alike

Four health care workers at the Mississauga hospital have taken up playing the piano, replacing volunteers who can’t enter the facility due to the pandemic.
Meet the Ottawa retiree who headed back to work as a COVID-19 screener
4 months ago

Meet the Ottawa retiree who headed back to work as a COVID-19 screener

Mike Soloski usually volunteers at the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, but wanted to do more— so he’s rejoined the workforce, helping to screen hospital visitors for the virus.
In Ontario, you can now get tested for COVID-19 at many pharmacies
5 months ago

In Ontario, you can now get tested for COVID-19 at many pharmacies

People who currently have no symptoms of the virus can make an appointment for a test at one of up to 60 pharmacy locations across the province.
Volunteers installed hand washing stations around Toronto for those experiencing homelessness
5 months ago

Volunteers installed hand washing stations around Toronto for those experiencing homelessness

CleanHandsTO has installed public hand washing stations at eight locations across Toronto, with more on the way.
N.B. student pairs youth and seniors for companionship during COVID
5 months ago

N.B. student pairs youth and seniors for companionship during COVID

Hannah Crouse’s efforts have alleviated pandemic-related loneliness and built friendships between older and younger people.
Toronto doctors launch program to support local teachers with back-to-school
5 months ago

Toronto doctors launch program to support local teachers with back-to-school

Educational staff are now a first line of defence against the spread of COVID-19, and many doctors are eager to share what they learned during the first wave of the pandemic.
New initiative facilitates translation of COVID-19 information into Indigenous languages
6 months ago

New initiative facilitates translation of COVID-19 information into Indigenous languages

"Since the pandemic began, many Indigenous Peoples have been left behind due to COVID-19 information not being accessible in their languages. Our goal is to bridge this gap by working directly with Indigenous community members to facilitate the translation of accurate COVID-19 information into their local languages."
Indigenous people in the Toronto area can “Call Auntie” for health and wellness support
6 months ago

Indigenous people in the Toronto area can “Call Auntie” for health and wellness support

The hotline, staffed by health and community workers, is intended to help connect members of the local Indigenous community with the services and programs they need to weather the COVID-19 pandemic safely.
Eastern Ontario couple separated by COVID-19 enjoy anniversary visit
6 months ago

Eastern Ontario couple separated by COVID-19 enjoy anniversary visit

Staff members at their respective care homes helped Harry and Arlie Beckstead celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary together, even with pandemic precautions in place.
Montreal teenager opens store specializing in COVID-19 care products
7 months ago

Montreal teenager opens store specializing in COVID-19 care products

When her summer job was cancelled due to COVID-19, Vanessa Vassalos wanted to find a way to give back to the community.
Dr. Jane Philpott co-edits 'Vulnerable', a comprehensive textbook on COVID-19
7 months ago

Dr. Jane Philpott co-edits 'Vulnerable', a comprehensive textbook on COVID-19

The former Liberal cabinet minister, along with several colleagues, collaborated to edit the new publication, titled Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19.
New platform helps businesses and charities get PPE more quickly and efficiently
7 months ago

New platform helps businesses and charities get PPE more quickly and efficiently

CovidPPEHelp, created by faculty members at the Rotman School of Management, connects those who need equipment with manufacturers and suppliers, and enables donations of PPE to charities.
Children’s hospital offers tips for parents on kids and mask-wearing
7 months ago

Children’s hospital offers tips for parents on kids and mask-wearing

The team at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital has created a comprehensive tip sheet for families with children who may find it challenging to wear a mask.