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Covid-19

Grads shift gears to fight COVID-19

April 08, 2020

As COVID-19 changes the way we all live and work, Sheridan Alumni are stepping up and offering their resources to fight back against the virus. 

Randy Pilon (Business ’82), President and CEO of Virox Technologies and Sheridan’s Pilon School of Business namesake, is boosting Virox’s production of Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide (AHP), a disinfectant that quickly kills the coronavirus. The disinfectant is safe for surfaces, users and the environment, and requires no use for protective equipment. AHP has received an Emerging Pathogen Designation with Health Canada and the USA Environmental Protection Agency, which includes efficacy against COVID19. Below, watch Premier Doug Ford recognize Virox for its contributions to slow the outbreak.

At Wilcox Bodies Ltd, where David Dick (Law & Security ’94) is vice-president, the team has shifted from ground support equipment for the airline industry to manufacture vehicles to clean and disinfect indoor and outdoor spaces, and medical products like mobile medical equipment tables, dirty linen carts, face shields and collapsible patient beds.

Hargurdeep Singh (Mechanical Engineering Design and Drafting Technology ’15), is using a 3D printer to create face shields to protect health workers, and sharing his design with others.

Are you assisting with COVID-19 relief? We'd love to share how. Reach out to the Sheridan Alumni team, and if there is any way we can support you during this time, please let us know.