Professor
NSERC Canfor Industrial Research Chair in Advanced Bioproducts
Expertise

mask, masks, biodegradable, fibers, biomaterials, bioproducts, polymers, plastics, implantable materials, wound healing, materials, engineering, fibre, pulp, packaging, extrusion, foreign body response, lightweight materials, bio-sourced materials, compostable, filtration, drug delivery, smart materials, stimuli responsive, composites, breathability,

Chosen name and pronouns
E. Johan Foster (He/Him/His)
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In the Media
https://www.facebook.com/196098674119028/posts/1105894186472801/?extid=dOJwxg1JAGr6V9nG&d=n
https://news.ubc.ca/2020/05/21/ubc-researchers-develop-biodegradable-medical-mask-for-covid-19/
https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/covid-19-canadian-university-designs-biodegradable-face-masks/story-lHrLeme39nZHmQiXOU1s1N.html
Global (17.7M reach)
https://globalnews.ca/news/6971524/biodegradable-masks-bc-ubc/
https://globalnews.ca/video/6972430/ubc-researchers-develop-new-kind-of-biodegrable-face-mask
Also on MSN:
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/news/ubc-researchers-develop-new-kind-of-biodegrable-face-mask/vi-BB14rnGBCBC (12.6M reach)
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/biodegradable-medical-masks-1.5579092
Also Yahoo:
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/ubc-researchers-develop-biodegradable-medical-232802668.htmlCTV Vancouver (2.6M reach) (1K shares on FB)
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/biodegradable-made-in-canada-n95-mask-being-developed-at-ubc-1.4948505
VIDEO:
https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1963442

Huffington Post (FR) 12M reach
https://www.huffingtonpost.fr/entry/masque-ffp2-et-chirugicaux-combien-de-temps-mettent-ils-a-se-decomposer_fr_5ec7bfbec5b69d57231d1f3e

Castanet (Kelowna) (1.16M reach)
https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/300579/Biodegradable-made-in-Canada-N95-mask-being-developed-at-UBC

CKNW with Lynda Steele – 11:00 mark – 17:00
https://omny.fm/shows/steele-drex/the-full-show-podcast-may-21st-2020-translink-safe

News 1130 (1.4M reach)
https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/05/21/ubc-local-sustainable-n95/

Narcity (6.2M reach)
https://www.narcity.com/news/ca/bc/canadian-n95-masks-that-are-fully-compostable-are-being-made-in-bc-right-now

Virgin Radio, Victoria
https://www.iheartradio.ca/virginradio/victoria/trending/it-s-the-worlds-first-fully-compostable-n95-mask-and-it-s-made-in-bc-1.12473956

Daily Hive (1.1M reach)
https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/ubc-researchers-create-biodegradable-and-compostable-n95-masks

Weather Network (from CBC)
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/ubc-researchers-develop-biodegradable-medical-masks-made-from-wood-fibre

CBC roundup (Top COVID-19 stories today)
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-19-bc-update-what-you-need-to-know-may-22-1.5579799

CFAX (Adam Stirling Show)
https://www.iheartradio.ca/cfax-1070/audio/researchers-at-ubc-developing-a-biodegradable-n95-respirator-1.12478642?mode=Article

CFAX (from CTV)
https://www.iheartradio.ca/cfax-1070/news/biodegradable-made-in-canada-n95-mask-being-developed-at-ubc-1.12468100

Breakfast TV/City News Vancouver:
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=249163416302650

BNN Bloomberg: at 11:49 mark
https://mms.tveyes.com/mediaview/?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

FR24 (entertainment website)
https://www.fr24news.com/a/2020/05/biodegradable-n95-mask-made-in-canada-is-under-development-at-ubc-bc-news.html

Trendhunter
https://www.trendhunter.com/trends/n95-masks

Business in Vancouver
https://biv.com/article/2020/05/ubc-researchers-developing-biodegradable-n95-masks-local-wood-fibres