MediaWorks and our colleagues in the School of Health Sciences and the School of Energy have been doing some amazing work to support front-line health workers with the COVID-19 crisis. With the freed up 3D printing capacity, MediaWorks, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Dept., and the Biomedical Engineering Technology Dept. have been able to print “ear savers” which make wearing masks more comfortable for health care workers. They are able to produce approximately 100 ear savers per day, 2,144 which have been delivered via SoHS to BCW, RCH, ARH, SMH, VGH, and BCIT SoHS students.
Huge kudos to Richard Te, Treena Cardiff, Anna Chou, Jeff Dyck, William Han, and Mohammed Alnaeb for their initiative and support for this effort.