Class Collaboration Aiming to Save Lives


Published: 5Jul2013

A group of students from Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal recently won a $100,000 grant from Grand Challenges Canada to field test an ingenious and low-cost water purification device that could potentially save millions of lives in developing countries.
Dr Padma Venkat, Dr Caroline Kisia, Dr Ahmad Firas Khalid and Judith Horrell from McGill University's International Masters in Health Leadership teamed up to develop a copper coil water purifier after a session where students were asked to talk about issues that were important to them.

Read full article (subscription required): The Independent, June 30, 2013