Aanchal Ralhan (’12) is part of a group of medical students in St. John’s, NL, gathering Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers risking exposure to coronavirus.

Abeera Shahid (’15) reflects on her unexpected departure from Sénégal.

Alain Dupuis (’06) comments on why he thinks we will gain some important lessons and emerge from this crisis better equipped to tackle the next one.

Alex Mazer (’97) co-authors a piece with Alan Broadbent and Common Wealth co-founder Jonathan Weisstub highlighting why they see COVID-19 as a household financial security crisis as well as a public health crisis.

Amy Tan (’96) explains why conversations about personal directives and advance care planning are important to have right now.

Andrew Kushnir (’98) writes about COVID-19’s effect on theatre and the arts and the supports in place to help entertainment professionals through this pandemic.

Aneil Jaswal (’07) is featured as one of Canada’s most lobbied public officer holders within iPolitic’s roundup of most lobbied departments, institutions, and staff within the Canadian government during COVID-19.

Breanne Everett (’02) organized the Helping Alberta Initiative in response to concerns about protective equipment shortages, raising funds to purchase PPE for frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.

Charles Larson (’03) is part of a University of Alberta team supporting Alberta Health Services with making 3D-printed face shields in hopes of helping facilities keep up stocks of PPE.

Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster (’04), a theatre artist and founding member of the Howland Company, is part of a virtual, interactive theatre series called #VirtuallyHowland.

InputHealth, co-founded by Damon Ramsey (’04), has signed a contract to supply the Ontario Health West region with a newly devised solution for rapidly screening, triaging, and treating patients according to the urgency of their care.

David-Martin Milot (’07) honours and remembers his friend, a fellow front-line worker and first physician from Quebec to pass from COVID-19.

Dylan Collins (’10) shares thoughts on defeating COVID-19 with ‘the hammer and the dance’ and ideas for practical policy options.

Elizabeth Sully (’04), Senior Research Scientist at the Guttmacher Institute, advocates for preventative action in response to predictions of a steep decline in women’s access to sexual and reproductive health services worldwide, resulting from the pandemic.

Eloise Tan (’00), Research Program Director at People for Education, contributes to a piece in the Toronto Star with her thoughts on #pandemicparenting during COVID-19. 

Eric Haywood-Farmer (’96) weighs in on the growing anxiety among frontline healthcare workers and how hospital staff are preparing “for the healthcare challenge of our lives.”

Esha Bhandari (’01), a Staff Attorney at the ACLU, successfully argued a case before a federal court which resulted in a first-of-its-kind ruling that research aimed at uncovering whether online algorithms result in racial, gender, or other discrimination does not violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Heather Holland (’98) announces that counselling services serving Peterborough youth have remained open during the pandemic.

Iris Automation, co-founded by Alexander Harmsen (’10), announced the launch of Casia 360, the first onboard detect-and-avoid solution with a 360-degree radial field of view to enable commercial Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

Janelle Joseph (’97), Kinesiology and Physical Education professor at the University of Toronto, talks barriers to access and issues of equity in sport.

Joanne Cave (’09) and Marie-Hélène Lyonnais (’16) have been selected for clerkships at the Supreme Court of Canada for the year 2021-2022.

Julie Gibson (’95), a Civil Resolution Tribunal member, commented on the sale of a defective parrot in a B.C. lawsuit.

Kai Cheng Thom (’09) discusses the need for transformative justice against the backdrop of the pandemic.

Kailea Switzer (’05) writes an opinion piece for CBC PEI on working “happy(ish)” from home.

Lynsey Grosfield (’08) with Efficiency Canada shares remote work tips, from staying connected to sharing an office with kids and pets.

Marie-Renée B-Lajoie (’04) opens up about the reality facing emergency physicians and patients at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.

Pinky Langat (’08) and fellow Harvard Medical students have developed a COVID-19 curriculum.

Ryan Van Wert (’98) speaks to the importance of connecting healthcare organizations and professionals with accessible and comprehensive advance care planning technology solutions that enable health care organizations to deliver high-quality end-of-life care consistent with an individual’s preferences.

Samir Gupta (’95) provides information about wearing a face mask during the pandemic and what to consider before putting one on.

Sarah Ens (’10) answers 5 questions about stories coming from places like her small town in southern Manitoba, in response to her debut collection of poetry, The World Is Mostly Sky, released in April with the Turnstone Press. Her virtual book launch will be held tomorrow, May 7, at 7pm CDT (8pm EDT).

Tanya Neumeyer (’01) writes about how to host a poetry slam online and why it’s important to encourage communities to connect online through the arts.

Yulanda Lui (’13), with the Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice, is addressing language barriers to healthcare and helping Chinese seniors access essential services in Vancouver’s Chinatown.