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Social distancing on Toronto sidewalks can be tricky — Here’s a new navigation app that can help

Staying home, leaving your house only for work or essentials, hanging out with friends over video chats and washing your hands 27 times a day. But today is your big day, your’re finally going for that grocery run. You put on your best outfit, grab the homemade mask and off you go.

Amazing ways Canadian startups are tackling the COVID-19 crisis

With the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declaring COVID-19 an international pandemic, nations have doubled down on “flattening the curve” of the crisis by imposing unprecedented controls on citizens to slow the spread of the virus and, therefore, save lives and relieve exhausted healthcare systems.

U of Toronto start-up offers free app enabling hospital workers to coordinate during COVID-19 crisis

A start-up from the University of Toronto (U of T) has created an app that enables health care workers dealing with COVID-19 patients to communicate faster and more effectively.

Measure your health with your smartphone in the time of coronavirus: Anura app launches on iOS, Android worldwide for first time

Anura, the app that can measure your blood pressure with your smartphone camera – has arrived. But, it does so much more than that.

Software tool built by U of T startup shares genetic data with COVID-19 researchers around the world

One of the most puzzling things about the novel coronavirus is how it affects people in such different ways. Among a single group of very similar people of the same age, some who contract COVID-19 will be asymptomatic, others mildly ill, while still others will be seriously sick and some will die.

‘Be there for our community’: How three U of T Mississauga startups adapted to COVID-19

Across Canada, businesses are changing their approaches and offerings to meet customers’ shifting needs during the COVID-19 pandemic – and that includes startups affiliated with the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Wattpad’s Allen Lau on surviving the Dot-com Bubble, SARS, and the financial crises

Quite a few people asked me what these previous crises looked like. I am fortunate enough to experience all four crises as a leader. I say I am fortunate because these experiences will help Wattpad navigate through the rough sea this time.

U of T startup Hypercare helps hospitals co-ordinate COVID-19 care ‘efficiently and securely’

COVID-19 is forcing health-care providers around the world to adapt old methods and invent new ones to care for people sickened by the novel coronavirus.

Walking together is a source of stress under COVID-19. So Jane’s Walks — and others — changed course

In hundreds of cities around the world you can spot groups of people walking the streets, parks and public spaces together on the first weekend of May. It’s the annual Jane’s Walk festival, started more than a decade ago here in Toronto as a way to honour the late urban writer and activist Jane Jacobs.

COVID-19 pushes startups to new ways of serving customers

Across Canada, businesses are changing their approaches and offerings to meet customers’ shifting needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, and ICUBE and its affiliated startups and alumni are among them.