The top three placing designs will be made available for download for free so that manufacturers can start producing them after the completion of the competition.
One way UBC students are collaborating with others to address this challenge is through Open Source Covid19 Medical Supplies - BC.
Beginning March 24, UBC has curtailed on-campus research, meaning that any research not considered to be critical has been suspended.
Finlay and his collaborators suggest that these microbial communities may not just be correlated to such diseases, but they might act as a mode of transmission for them.
Nesbitt added that “it’s important for cities to understand the dynamics of that so that they can prioritize it in how they manage and grow their green spaces.”