Georgian Supporting Health-Care Partners with Donations and Innovative Manufacturing

EIN Georgian ppe 400

April 8, 2020

Georgian has heeded the call from health-care partners across our communities by donating critical supplies and using the skills of our Research and Innovation team to manufacture temporary face shields.

With Georgian’s Health and Wellness programs being delivered through remote delivery, the college has been redeploying personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies to our health partners.

“We’ve mobilized a phenomenal team effort across the college to collect the PPE supplies we are not currently using, including gloves, masks and gowns,” says Fay Lim-Lambie, Dean, Health, Wellness and Sciences. “As a result, more than 105,000 individual PPEs will benefit health partners in need – including hospitals and long-term care facilities.”

Georgian’s Research and Innovation team also saw an opportunity to use innovative technology to meet the need for temporary face shields for the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) in Barrie until new PPEs can be mass produced. Two local manufacturers – Innovative Automation and Molded Precision Components – are also re-tooling their operations to start production of PPEs.

Production of more than 600 face shields took place this week with the help of Research and Innovation Technologist Andrew Cywink and Jared Bergsma, a Mechanical Engineering Technology student, who was able to help remotely on the project. Bergsma is doing his co-op in the Alectra Centre for Research, Innovation and Commercialization (C-RIC), located within Georgian’s Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre.

“Our friends at Georgian College were one of the first to respond to our request for PPE, jumping in enthusiastically to lend support in this challenging time,” says RVH Foundation CEO, Eric Dean, whose team is spearheading community donations and PPE collections. “RVH and Georgian College have a long-standing partnership on many initiatives and this latest collaboration further demonstrates this remarkable relationship. We are incredibly grateful for their support in this unprecedented time.”


Related Articles

Changing Scene

  • HPS Declares Quarterly Dividend for Beginning of 2023

    HPS Declares Quarterly Dividend for Beginning of 2023

    March 14, 2023 The Board of Directors of Hammond Power Solutions Inc. declared a quarterly cash dividend of twelve and a half cents ($0.125) per Class A Subordinate Voting Share of HPS and a quarterly cash dividend of twelve and a half cents ($0.125) per Class B Common Share of HPS payable on March 30,… Read More…

  • NAIT Electrical Engineering Technology Industry Night With Westburne

    NAIT Electrical Engineering Technology Industry Night With Westburne

    On March 13, 2023, Westburne reported a splendid outing the previous week at the NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) Electrical Engineering Technology Industry Night, where Brad Benwood, Carrie Mcmurray and Bradley Prostebby of Westburne all shared insights into the world of electrical engineering and the opportunities available at Westburne. Read More…

Peers & Profiles

  • Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is Canada’s top international corporate citizen in 2022. This designation was awarded to Schneider Electric by Corporate Knights, a media and research company committed to advancing a sustainable economy. Read More…

  • The Sonepar Ontario Region is proud to announce the relocation of their SESCO Central Distribution Centre (CDC) to its new location in Brampton, ON. This move has facilitated an amalgamation between Texcan’s large Brampton branch and SESCO’s CDC, as both businesses work together within one facility for the first time. Read More…