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Building Momentum for Transformative Disaster Risk Governance Symposium

12 February 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

“Transformative Disaster Risk Governance (DRG) and Emergency Management” is a University-Wide initiative aiming to position York in an international leadership role by pursuing several goals in research, scholarship and academic and professional development activities. The first symposium will be focused on exploring the subject with a group of researchers, students and partner organizations featuring an academic and non-academic DRG expert as well as a panel of York researchers.

The Invited Speakers will be Prof. David Alexander, Professor of Risk and Disaster Reduction at University College London and Sharon Walker, Manager of Emergency Planning for the City of Vaughan. The York University panel will be Dr. Nirupama Agrawal, Disaster & EmergencyManagement Program, Dr. James Orbinski, Director at the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research and Dr. Jude Kong, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.