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Monique Beech

Manager, Strategic Communications

Monique leads communications and marketing efforts for the Faculty of Engineering in key strategic areas, including research, reputation enhancement and external relations.

Will McMaster return to campus this fall? Podcast Part Two with Ishwar K. Puri and Susan Tighe

February 19, 2021 /  Department News

Will McMaster return to campus this fall? Podcast Part Two with Ishwar K. Puri and Susan Tighe

In Part 2, we reflect on more lessons learned in virtual teaching and learning, the importance of representation in academia, and McMaster's Provost Susan Tighe answers the question that's on all our minds: Will we return to campus this fall, and how?

To prevent millions more masks in landfills, McMaster researchers develop a way to recycle them

February 3, 2021 /  Department News

To prevent millions more masks in landfills, McMaster researchers develop a way to recycle them

McMaster's Centre of Excellence in Protective Equipment and Materials (CEPEM) and B.C.-based Vitacore launch Canada's first end-to-end recycling program for single-use masks and respirators.

McMaster Centre of Excellence receives $1.2M to advance Canadian-made personal protective equipment

January 26, 2021 /  Department News

McMaster Centre of Excellence receives $1.2M to advance Canadian-made personal protective equipment

Canada’s first and only research hub dedicated to developing, testing and validating personal protective equipment (PPE) is receiving a $1.2M grant from the Ontario Together Fund, announced today by the Government of Ontario.

In the Media: Province gifts McMaster $1.2M for PPE development

January 26, 2021 /  Department News
Source: The Hamilton Spectator

In the Media: Province gifts McMaster $1.2M for PPE development

McMaster's Centre of Excellence in Protective Equipment and Materials (CEPEM) receives funding from the Ontario Together Fund, announced on Jan. 26 by Ministers Victor Fedeli and Ross Romano, with an appearance from Premier Doug Ford.

In the Media: COVID-19 face masks represent a chance to restore Canadian manufacturing

January 10, 2021 /  Department News
Source: The Conversation

In the Media: COVID-19 face masks represent a chance to restore Canadian manufacturing

Though the pandemic has become the world’s dominant health concern, it may catalyze recovery from some of the economic consequences of globalization, writes Ravi Selvaganapathy, director of McMaster's Centre of Excellence in Protective Equipment and Materials (CEPEM).

What PPE experts want you to know about cloth face masks

December 14, 2020 /  Department News

What PPE experts want you to know about cloth face masks

In Episode 9 of Big Ideas for a Changing World, four experts from McMaster’s Centre of Excellence in Protective Equipment and Materials (CEPEM) answer frequently asked questions about cloth masks, and how they’re working with industry partners to improve the next generation of PPE in Canada.

Testing COVID-19 medications using novel drug delivery technology for the eyes

November 27, 2020 /  Department News

Testing COVID-19 medications using novel drug delivery technology for the eyes

Hear about new COVID-19 related research from the C20/20 Innovation Hub in Episode 8 of Big Ideas for a Changing World, with Heather Sheardown and Fran Lasowski.

McMaster’s Virtual Learning Task Force delivers its report

November 27, 2020 /  Department News
Source: McMaster Daily News

McMaster’s Virtual Learning Task Force delivers its report

The Virtual Learning Task Force has delivered its report to the provost, which includes 21 recommendations for the university to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

In the Media: Polypropylene, the material now recommended for COVID-19 mask filters: What it is, where to get it

November 19, 2020 /  Department News
Source: The Conversation

In the Media: Polypropylene, the material now recommended for COVID-19 mask filters: What it is, where to get it

With masks being made at home and by local clothing companies, here’s what you need to know about Public Health Agency of Canada’s new recommendations. Charles de Lannoy, an assistant professor in Chemical Engineering, co-wrote this piece in The Conversation.

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