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BDEM student awarded prestigious Fulbright Canada Killam Fellowship

BDEM student awarded prestigious Fulbright Canada Killam Fellowship

Tiana Putric, a fourth-year Disaster & Emergency Management student in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) has been awarded the Fulbright Canada Killam Fellowship, a bi-national exchange for exceptional undergraduate students in Canada and the United States. Putric is one of 16 Canadian students chosen to participate in the prestigious program that aims to […]

Prof. Rozdilsky discusses Trucker Convoy Protests

Prof. Rozdilsky discusses Trucker Convoy Protests

DEM Professor Jack L. Rozdilsky wrote an article that was published in The Conversation, titled “Canada in crisis: Why Justin Trudeau has invoked the Emergencies Act to end trucker protests”, where he discussed why the prime minister has invoked the act and what it means for the country. “In the end, all disasters are political. […]

Webinar considers how artificial intelligence can be used to tackle COVID-19 inequities

Webinar considers how artificial intelligence can be used to tackle COVID-19 inequities

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help tackle inequities that contribute to a higher risk of the most vulnerable contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus and dying of COVID-19, but York University researchers say the right data is crucial for that to happen. A webinar planned for Thursday, Feb. 3 will provide insights on systemic vulnerability challenges. Vulnerable people are often […]

Prof. Kennedy discusses COVID-19 policies and vaccine hesitancy

Prof. Kennedy discusses COVID-19 policies and vaccine hesitancy

DEM Professor Eric Kennedy was quoted in an article for CBC, titled “Some feel province leaving at-risk Manitobans to fend for themselves against Omicron”. In the article, Prof. Kennedy discussed how health equity issues must be a priority for governments in regard to COVID-19. "An attempt to try to remove restrictions isn't felt equally by […]

Risk management and evacuation planning represent key aspects in volcano crisis

Risk management and evacuation planning represent key aspects in volcano crisis

Over the past decade, Ali Asgary, associate professor of disaster and emergency management in York University’s School of Administrative Studies, has been running an annual emergency exercise training and is involved in field research on Vulcano Island in Italy alongside an international team organized and led by the University of Geneva. Most recently, the team […]

Prof. Glenn McGillivray discusses the causality of the B.C. storms

Prof. Glenn McGillivray discusses the causality of the B.C. storms

DEM Adjunct Professor Glenn McGillivray wrote an opinion piece for the Globe and Mail on Nov. 16, discussing the cause and impact of the storms in British Columbia, particularly the province’s smaller communities, over the last few weeks. “The problem is that small communities don’t have resources that larger ones have. They don’t have an […]

Emergency calls during pandemic drop significantly, York research shows

Emergency calls during pandemic drop significantly, York research shows

New findings from a research project that studied the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on fire and rescue calls in the city of Vaughan show shifting patterns in the number of emergency incidents. York University professors Adriano O. Solis and Ali Asgary of the School of Administrative Studies (SAS) in the Faculty of Liberal Arts […]

Prof. Rozdilsky discusses the legality of calling an attack 'terrorism' in The Conversation.

Prof. Rozdilsky discusses the legality of calling an attack 'terrorism' in The Conversation.

Professor Jack Rozdilsky's article in The Conversation discusses issues of hate-motivated violence, Islamophobia and domestic terrorism. He specifically delves deeper into an attack which might appear to be terrorism, and whether or not legally labelling it as such is possible. "Legal experts suggest that during the first week after the attack, it’s probably too early for […]

DEM student takes third place in Global Ethics Day Video Competition

DEM student takes third place in Global Ethics Day Video Competition

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 […]