September 3, 2021

The Future Fix: Tech lessons COVID taught us

By Spacing and Evergreen

The Future Fix is a collaboration between Evergreen and Spacing for the Community Solutions Network.

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen people use technology and data in creative ways to help combat COVID-19. Even everyday people found ways to connect people to information about the disease, and even vaccinations.

In this episode, we begin by talking to Angelina Zhu and Deanna Hembruff, two volunteers for Vaccine Hunters Canada, about how they became involved in a national movement to help people find vaccine appointments. Then, Dr. Tarun Katapally, professor at the University of Regina’s Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, talks about how he and a team were able to work with Indigenous people in Saskatchewan to provide an app-based platform to curb the spread in smaller communities. It’s called CO-Away.

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