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Transformative Disaster Risk Governance (DRG) and Emergency Management

Transformative Disaster Risk Governance (DRG) and Emergency Management


Published on March 7, 2024

Transformative Disaster Risk Governance (DRG) and Emergency Management is a University-wide initiative pursuing several goals in research, scholarship and academic and professional development activities. DRG is a multi-disciplinary project bringing together experts from Disaster and Emergency Management, Public Health, Governance, Environmental Studies, Natural Science, Mathematics, and Engineering to work on all aspects of Disaster and Emergency Management, including a series of measures and practices consisting of five major pillars- prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery and adaption- designed to reduce risk and health and economic consequences.

Transforming the way we approach crises and risks requires a paradigm shift on the part of those in governance to reduce negative health consequences, economic burdens, and disruptions across society. Effective collaboration across disciplines can anticipate risks and innovate around them, it can also create a more resilient and equitable state of human well-being.

Collaborating Research Groups

  • Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research
  • Graduate Program in Disaster & Emergency Management 
  • Centre for Refugees Studies
  • Laboratory For Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid Response Simulation (ADERSIM)
  • The City Institute at York University
  • Global Strategy Lab


Global Health Foresighting



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Roger Keil, Faculty Fellow, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change Active
Jianhong Wu, Faculty Fellow, Faculty of Science Active
Chiara Camponeschi, Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Environmental Health Active
Aria Ilyad Ahmad, Research Fellow, Global Health Foresighting Alum
Ali Asgary, Faculty Fellow, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Active

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