Helping to coordinate the COVID-19 healthcare response in her community

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Coty Snider

Public health nurse
Region of Waterloo

Coty Snider, a public health nurse based in the Kitchener-Waterloo region of Canada, talks about being part of the team which is coordinating the COVID-19 healthcare response in her community. Coty started out in nursing when everything was done manually and has experienced how technology has automated important activities, freeing up nurses' time to provide better, more personalized care for patients.

"I don't think robots can take over nursing. Without the humanistic, caring approach, the critical thinking, the touch, the developing of relationships, nursing is obsolete. Robots can assist us. They can improve our accuracy. They can prevent errors. But they cannot replace the nurse. They cannot replace the human-to-human relationship."


  • Create opportunities for kids to help people in need
  • Provide students with basic understanding of how machines and devices work
  • Teach students how to access and evaluate scientific research