UVic Engineering COVID-19 Response Fund


Biomedical Engineering Program Director Stephanie Willerth models a medical grade face shield created in a new UVic initiative. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Biomedical Engineering Program Director Stephanie Willerth models a medical grade face shield created in a new UVic initiative. Photo: UVic Photo Services

UVic Engineering has answered the call to help local frontline healthcare workers gain access to critical protective equipment. Sterilized, medical-grade face shields are being produced through a community effort involving labs on UVic’s campus and members and businesses from the local community. Additionally, this project has allows Dr. Willerth's lab (BME) to hire more than a dozen co-op students for the term, providing them with vital hands-on learning experience, and employs students at a time when many co-op work placements have been cancelled. This is an ongoing effort with ever-evolving projects to aid in the fight against COVID-19. Sourcing the materials and labour costs has been initially funded through a $10,000 donation from Coast Capital Savings, but additional funding is needed to continue manufacturing face shields and other equipment for Island Health frontline workers.

 

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