A third-year undergraduate student in York University's Disaster & Emergency Management program, in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, has won third place in an emergency management video competition.
Jonathan Waldman's video was selected as one of the top three entries for the Global Ethics Day Video Competition, which asked for submissions of videos that explore access and equity in emergency management for the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
The 60-second video submitted by Waldman, titled "The Ethical Associations of Language in Disasters and Emergency Management," describes the need to recognize the inherent ethical associations of language use in hazardous situations and emergency management.
"We need to address the social conditions which contribute and reproduce vulnerabilities in marginalized communities. Otherwise the cycle will continue to produce suffering for those communities facing discrimination and socio-economic hardships," says Waldman.
For his third-place finish in the inaugural contest, Waldman earned a $250 scholarship.