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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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Topic: Virtual Reality for Natural Hazards & Risks’ Education & Training

Speaker: Ali Asgary, Professor, Disaster & Emergency Management York University

Dates: April 26, 2024 - 12:00PM - 1:00PM EDT

Location: Virtual on Zoom Webinar

Topic: VR OPEN HOUSE

Dates: April 30, 2024 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM EDT

Location: 

Victor Phillip Dadaleh ADERSIM LAB, Schulich School of Business, Rm. N004 (Basement Floor)

111 Ian MacDonald Blvd, York University Toronto

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SESSION 4 WEDNESDAY MAY 1 12:00PM-1:00PM (EDT)

Panelists:

Andrew Moull, Manager, Disaster and Emergency Management, Hamilton Health Sciences

Grayson Cockett, Emergency Management Officer, Alberta Health Services

Katie Subbotina, Senior Advisor for Emergency Preparedness, Enterprise Risk, Trillium Health Partners

Eileen Benedictus, Manager of Risk, Privacy, and Emergency Preparedness, North Bay Regional Health Centre

Shannan Saunders, Emergency Management Officer, Alberta Health Services

Topic: Mass Notification Systems and Fan-Out Processes

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VIRTUAL SESSION 12 : May6, 12:00-1:00PM EDT

Speaker: Constanze Fuhrmann, Head of Unit, Environment and Cultural Heritage at DBU (German Federal Environmental Foundation) Board

Topic: Climate Change and Cultural Heritage in Germany: Current Perspectives and Responses

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Emergencies and Animal Response

Speaker: Cheryl Rogers - Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team

Dates: April 18th, 2024 - 12:00PM- 1:00PM EDT

Location: CIFAL York Webinar on Zoom

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FRIDAY APRIL 5 12:00PM-1:00PM (EDT)

Speakers:

Sarah Rugheimer, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Allan I. Carswell Chair for the Public Understanding of

Astronomy, York University

Robin Metcalfe, Director and Associate Professor, Division of Natural Science, Department of Science, Technology & Society, Faculty of Science, York University

Bruce Waters, Founder of Killarney Provincial Park Observatory, Former Employee of the McLaughlin Planetarium

Elaina Hyde, Director, Allan I Carswell Observatory, Department of Physics & Astronomy, York University

Topic: Solar Eclipse Safety Tips & Cool Tricks

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SESSION 5 TUESDAY MARCH 12 9:00AM-10:30AM (EDT)

Nurses' Voices from Southeast Asia

Moderator: Dr. Phalakshi Manjrekar, Nightingale Initiative of Global Health Board of Directors; Director of Nurses, PD Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre, India

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deepika Cecil Khakha, Nursing Advisor, Indian Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

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AMR Policymaking Course

Dates: May-June 2024

Location: In person