Big Ideas for a Changing World

Big Ideas for a Changing World

By McMaster Engineering
Exploring innovative research in the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University, Canada’s most research-intensive university. With sustainability in mind, our researchers are helping to find solutions to the world's greatest challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Hosted by John Preston, Associate Dean of Research, Innovation and External Relations in the Faculty of Engineering.
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Innovating masks and protective gear for healthcare workers
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, engineers at McMaster joined forces with physicians upon realizing the urgent need for local solutions to personal protective equipment shortages. Just months later, McMaster University is now home to an established network of engineers, clinicians, local manufacturers and companies dedicated to advancing personal protective equipment products in Canada. How did this collaboration get off the ground, and what's next for advancing PPE in Hamilton and Canada? Guests: Ravi Selvaganapathy, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud, Professor in the Department of Medicine at McMaster and a critical care physician at HHS Host: John Preston, Associate Dean of Research and External Relations, Faculty of Engineering
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June 29, 2020