At the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, OISE student made more than 1,000 masks

Fernanda Yanchapaxi has lost so much. Family members in her homeland Ecuador had died due to COVID-19 or in the midst of the pandemic.

“When my grandmother died early in the pandemic, I wasn’t able to travel, and go home, and be with my family to support them and grieve with them” said Yanchapaxi, who is an OISE doctoral student who is researching ways to protect Indigenous knowledges for future generations.