University of New Haven: The university converted dormitories for first responders who could not return to their families.
In times of crisis we show our true colors, and it’s time we all worked together. Thank you to the @UNewHaven for opening your doors and extending your dormitories to our first responders to help keep them and their families safe. #NHV
— Mayor Justin Elicker (@MayorElicker) March 27, 2020
Temple University: Partnered with local government to turn stadium and other facilities into makeshift hospital space.
Big news for this Friday: Temple University has stepped up during this critical time. We reached an agreement to use The Liacouras Center and other Temple facilities as hospital space. #TempleMade #ThankYouPhilly pic.twitter.com/QhjxCN0leM
— Jim #StayHomePHL Kenney (@PhillyMayor) March 27, 2020
Cardiff University: More than 1,000 Cardiff medical students volunteered to support the Welsh NHS.
More than 1,000 #CardiffUni medical students have volunteered to help in the fight against coronavirus by supporting the Welsh NHS.
— Cardiff University (@cardiffuni) April 28, 2020
Imperial College London: Home of epidemiology report that helped turn US and UK government opinion towards stricter social distancing rules.
Scientists at Imperial College London have estimated that each person infected with the Wuhan coronavirus has gone on to infect two to three people, according to a report released Saturday. https://t.co/SJ54fuwFcv
— CNN (@CNN) January 27, 2020
King’s College London: Researchers collaborated with local hospitals to launch an app to help track the spread of COVID-19.
Data from the COVID Symptom Study app could help predict Covid-19 infections, as featured by @nytimes. #WeareKings #unisupport #WeareTogether @timspector @kingsmedicine @Twins_UK @KingsImaginghttps://t.co/Q3zwbONxiJ
— King’s College London (@KingsCollegeLon) May 12, 2020
Conestoga College: Donated $2 Million in medical equipment to local hospitals.
— 570 NEWS – Kitchener (@570NEWS) March 29, 2020
Fanshawe College: Students and donors came together to help create a fund for students struggling with unexpected expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
🔼2/2 – Our email update also included details about a new Student Emergency Fund to help struggling students with unexpected expenses. Funds are limited. Access to the emergency fund will be available on Mon., Apr. 13 at 10 a.m. Complete details at https://t.co/j0trCOmbkD. pic.twitter.com/4oHAQWd7sg
— fanshawecollege (@FanshaweCollege) April 9, 2020
Queen’s University: Created a $2 million emergency fund for undergraduates and postgraduates impacted by COVID-19.
As part of its ongoing response to #COVID19, #queensu has provided $2.18M in emergency bursary funding to undergraduate and graduate students to help with some of the financial challenges posed by the pandemic. https://t.co/nI5Gf7haPE
— Queen’s University (@queensu) April 29, 2020
TAFE Queensland: Started a food bank for struggling international and domestic students.
Power of care and love is here at @TAFEQld – food bank for intl students! So overwhelmed with help from staff and faculties ❤️ this is not gonna resolve all the issues for our international students but trying really hard to help wherever we can! @JChapmanTAFE @martylock_TQI pic.twitter.com/2YdPl0OCQF
— Song-Yi Baek (@SongYiBaek) March 30, 2020
UNSW Sydney and University of Sydney: In a partnership, the two universities have set up a system to collect non-hospital ventilators and transfer them to medical centers where they are needed.
We’ve been busy sourcing ventilators from non-hospital sources and preparing them for clinical use as part of the response to the #COVID19 pandemic, in a joint project between @UNSWMedicine, @UNSWEngineering, @Sydney_Uni and @NSWHealth. https://t.co/m9ChWLrFFn pic.twitter.com/QJjaA3Gzqk
— UNSW (@UNSW) May 5, 2020
Johns Hopkins University: Built an online dashboard to track the spread of the COVID-19 global outbreak.
An online dashboard built by @JHUSystems is tracking the spread of the #coronavirus outbreak. The dashboard is updated regularly with data from @WHO, @CDCgov, and others to illustrate how the virus is spreading in China and beyond. #nCoV2019https://t.co/JOhpQ0zCH8
— Johns Hopkins University (@JohnsHopkins) January 27, 2020
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