Master of Disaster & Emergency Management
York's Master of Disaster & Emergency Management (MDEM) is the only graduate program of its kind in Ontario and one of just two in Canada. In this exciting and rapidly expanding field you will explore key concepts, methodologies and technologies used by emergency management professionals while honing your analytical, research and critical thinking skills. This program, offered on a full-time or part-time basis, prepares you to synthesize large amounts of complex information and make sound decisions in challenging and often difficult circumstances. The program is interdisciplinary, drawing on the strengths of faculty from across York to offer a wide range of expertise in areas like environmental risks and management, natural hazards, business continuity, public health, humanitarian aid and complex emergencies.
Disaster & Emergency Management at a Glance
Environmental Risks & Management
Public Safety & Security
Iana Shatilova made a deliberate choice to serve people when in 2004 she joined the Ukrainian Police. But due to the breakout of the armed conflict in 2014 in Ukraine, she had to evacuate from her hometown for the first time. She wanted to be part of the humanitarian response for my people, and in 2016 she started working for international organizations operating in Eastern Ukraine. She dedicated herself to contributing with the best of her skills to providing support to internally displaced persons and addressing emerging security issues at the Line of Contact.
The Graduate Program in Disaster & Emergency Management at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.