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In the Media: Is it time to upgrade your cloth mask?

September 3, 2021 /  Department News
Source: The Toronto Star

In the Media: Is it time to upgrade your cloth mask?

Dr. Catherine Clase, an associate professor of medicine at McMaster and researcher at the university’s Centre of Excellence in Protective Equipment and Materials (CEPEM), weighs in.

Partnership between McMaster Engineering and Niko Apparel builds made-in-Hamilton mask capability

September 1, 2021 /  Department News

Partnership between McMaster Engineering and Niko Apparel builds made-in-Hamilton mask capability

A desperate bid to provide masks to Hamilton healthcare workers has launched a successful local mask manufacturer and given birth to a McMaster centre of excellence.

In the Media: McMaster University Partners with Industry to Improve PPE

March 9, 2021 /  Department News

In the Media: McMaster University Partners with Industry to Improve PPE

McMaster's Centre of Excellence in Protective Equipment and Materials is named one of Canada's most innovative partnerships in a campaign seen in The National Post. Since March 2020, CEPEM has helped to develop superior, Canadian-made PPE.

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.

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