Help where it’s needed

A seemingly unlikely collaboration between the faculties of science and architecture produces face shields for Winnipeg pediatricians

It’s an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the communities we live in. If there’s one bright spot from all of this, it’s that people have rallied together to enact change and help others.

There have been countless stories of individuals and organizations volunteering time, energy, knowledge and resources to make face shields for frontline workers. One such example can be found here at the University of Manitoba, a unique joint partnership between the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Architecture.

Jacob Burgess, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and part of the Ultrafast Microscopy and Magnetism Research Group teamed up with Jason Hare, the manager of FABlab. It was an unlikely collaboration, but one that worked. The two had never met before but in speaking independently with a mutual colleague, the two were put in touch.

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