How the pandemic has driven us to up our game in research and teaching
Necessity is indeed the parent of invention. While the pandemic entered uninvited, we accepted the challenge to up our game and do our part in bringing it to an end. Canada succeeds by supporting its universities.
An emergency military hospital, pictured in Camp Funston, Kansas, U.S., in either 1918 or 1919, during the Spanish influenza epidemic. Just as cholera gave rise to modern sanitation and the Spanish flu spawned public health, the battle to overcome COVID-19 will inevitably yield new and beneficial knowledge, writes Ishwar K. Puri. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia