Thanks to its partnership with a university in China, Laurentian University has donated 8,000 surgical masks*** to Health Sciences North amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
This donation would not be possible without the timely aid of Laurentian’s institutional partners at Jiangxi University of Science and Technology (JXUST).
The university said it appreciates Jiangxi University’s efforts and looks forward to continued positive cooperation in the future.
“The donation of these masks speaks to the engagement of our partners in ensuring the success of our joint program,” said Justin Lemieux, director of student recruitment at Laurentian University, in a press release.
“The collaboration between Jiangxi University of Science and Technology and Laurentian University is an exemplary model for all international partners in academia. The partnership is built on mutual respect and a shared goal of improving each other's communities.
“This partnership would not be where it is today without the help of Mr. Dongyu Tom Lin from SLARK, who jointly supported the donation of masks with our colleagues at JXUST. Thank you, President Yang Bin and Mr. Tom Lin. Together we are stronger.”
***An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information provided by Laurentian University about the type of masks donated. They were, in fact, surgical masks.