Back in March, the coronavirus pandemic left many Canadian students with an abrupt end to their school years, some being forced to move out of residence on short notice, and others not getting to celebrate their proms, and high-school or university graduations. It all seems grim, but many students, including the ones we interviewed this week, are rising to the occasion. On this week’s episode of our podcast, we have two stories of students working on excellent projects for their community throughout the pandemic. Cole Starkman, a first year BBA student at Laurier, has started his own business, called PPE On Demand, supplying the community with affordable PPE gear. Over at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, students have been building Tiny Homes for people experiencing homelessness. We sat down with Jie-Soo and Laura Beth, two of the students who have been working on this project, and talked to them about the importance of community work, and standing in solidarity with those in need during difficult times.
To learn more about PPE On Demand, visit https://www.ppeondemand.ca
To learn more about the Tiny Homes project, visit https://youtu.be/iTy4qrx5Bys
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