Ryerson researchers have created a new mathematical model that could potentially save lives during future disease outbreaks. The research project, led by Ryerson mathematics postdoctoral fellow Xi Huo, uses a mathematical model to evaluate how treatment strategies were used during the 2014 Ebola crisis. She concluded that, by optimizing strategies such as improved blood donation storage and mobilizing quickly to […]
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The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press. This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap, we were joined by newsroom manager Nicole Thompson, who discussed the recent Ryerson Student Union (RSU) […]
Jordan Tustin is an epidemiologist. She’s been in the middle of epidemics before, but this time it was different. The Ebola virus changes everything. “I think the difference with this (epidemic) is that it was Ebola and it’s a very challenging situation when people are dying. People are losing their mothers, fathers, daughters and sons,” said Tustin, who’s also an […]
Sending a digital tablet to a country devastated by Ebola might seem like an unusual — and unnecessary — venture. But the rippling effects of Ebola extend beyond health when services like schools have been closed since July.The closure has affected more than 1.5 million children in Liberia alone, according to a UNICEF report in September. “You have a country […]
Despite 7,178 cases of Ebola being reported worldwide, Ryerson isn’t planning to develop a campus-wide awareness campaign for the virus. Instead, the university has so far only targeted their campaign toward students from West Africa. Ryerson’s coordinator of international student services, Arif Abu, has been working with the school’s director of student health and wellness, Su-Ting Teo, to develop an Ebola awareness plan. The plan was […]