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CIFAL York

About

CIFAL York is part of UNITAR's global network of training centers for knowledge-sharing, training, and capacity-building for leaders, local authorities, and civil society. Established in 2020 as a partnership between UNITAR, York University and York Region, CIFAL York started its operation in June 2021 as the first CIFAL Centre in Canada.

Vision

CIFAL York envisions a more sustainable, inclusive, and equitable world, empowering communities to overcome global challenges, while integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals for shaping a better future.

Mission

CIFAL York is dedicated to serve as a hub for knowledge exchange and capacity building among government officials, the private sector, academia, and civil society. CIFAL York works towards a global outreach and positive change through bridging gaps and facilitating a range of inspirational training and research opportunities.

CIFAL York Focusing Areas

  • Disaster Risk, Emergency Management and Humanitarian Actions
  • Health, Development, Environment & Climate Change
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Entrepreneurship, Digital Technology, and Economic Development
  • Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals

Upcoming Events

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VIRTUAL SESSION 13: JUNE 3, 12:00-1:00PM EDT

SpeakerFergus Maclaren, B.A., M.E.Des. President, ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee

Topic: Destination resilience challenges facing African World Heritage sites: Applying Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation approaches to Tourism Planning and Management

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SESSION 5 WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 12:00PM-1:00PM (EDT)

Speakers:

Rick Caddick, Deputy Chief, Quinte West Fire Department

Dave Pym, Manager, Occupational Health, Safety, and Security, Quinte Health

Topic: Hazmat Response for Rural Hospitals - A Focus on Partnerships

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PANEL DISCUSSION - WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 10:30AM-2:30PM (EDT)

Panel Title: Fluid Perspectives: Navigating the Future of Water

Panel 1 - Academic Representatives: Convergence in Water

Panel 2 - Government, Industry & Not-for-Profit: All for Water & Water for All

Panel 3 - Students: Education and Awareness

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SESSION MAY 27, 2024 | 12PM-1PM EDT

Speaker: Christian Van Buskirk, Faculty, University of Victoria,Gustavson School of Business, Faculty Lead, Business Minor Program

Topic: Framing Curriculum Through the Lens of SDGsnde School of Engineering

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Topic: Immersive Horizon: Exploring Extended Reality and Spatial Computing Solutions for Industry 4.0

Speakers:

Maaz Mohammed, Global Head of Sales, Meynikara XR Technologies

Rakesh Ravindran, VP & Global Head, GTM and Strategy, Meynikara XR Technologies

Dates: May 24, 2024 - 12:00PM - 1:00PM EDT

Location: Virtual on Zoom Webinar

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SESSION 1 TUESDAY MAY 21 2:00PM-3:00PM (EDT)

Mass Evacuation Speaker Series

Topic: Chain Reaction: The Role of Transportation and Humanitarian Supply Chains in Mass Evacuation Planning

Speakers:

Dr. Ahsan Habib of the Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory

Dr. Ali Ülkü of the Centre for Research in Sustainable Supply Chain Analytics at Dalhousie University

Erica Fleck, Director of Emergency Management, Halifax Regional Municipality

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SESSION 6 TUESDAY MAY 7 9:00AM-10:30AM (EDT)

Nurses' Voices from Europe

Moderators: 

Rev. Prof. Stephen G. Wright, Nurse Leader; Course Director, Kentigern School; Resident Spiritual Director & Trustee, The Sacred Space Foundation.

Dr. Deva-Marie Beck, International Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health

Keynote Speaker: 

Dr. Paul De Raeve, Secretary General of the European Federation of Nurses Associations focused on the promotion and protection of nurses and the nursing profession

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AMR Policymaking Course

Dates: May-June 2024

Location: In person

Link to Community Engagement EDI 2024 Report

Title: Bridging to Progress: Reinvigorating Transformative Change Towards Global Goals

Report authored by the CIFAL York Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee