CivicsEngine is a non-partisan company that works with campaigns, election officials and other types of political entities to create Civic Engagement Opportunities, which are volunteer, internships and job positions geared towards high school and university students. According to the founder of CivicsEngine, Michael Goldman Brown Jr, the start-up builds more meaningful internship structures by not only connecting students with the political entities but also through ensuring those opportunities are impactful and educational experiences.
A startup from the University of Toronto Scarborough is helping hospitals and health service providers find critical supplies after its original business plan was put on hold due to COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
Anura, the app that can measure your blood pressure with your smartphone camera – has arrived. But, it does so much more than that.
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.
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.