Skip to main content Skip to local navigation
Home » Category: 'DEM'

DEM

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 […]

Improve Amber Alerts or risk alienating public? DEM Professor speaks with CTV News

Improve Amber Alerts or risk alienating public? DEM Professor speaks with CTV News

Ontario’s Amber Alert system risks alienating the public by issuing alerts, sometimes late at night, that people perceive they can’t usefully respond to. Disaster & Emergency Management (DEM) professor Kenneth McBey pointed to two features of the system that in his view risk training people to ignore alerts: sending them to every phone in the […]

Digital Global Health researchers take a deep dive into contact tracing apps

Digital Global Health researchers take a deep dive into contact tracing apps

Digital Contact Tracing (D-CT) apps are digital interventions that allow governments and epidemiologists to track and trace the spread of COVID-19. While D-CT apps represent a promising pandemic response tool, they are not without controversy. Little research has been done regarding the relationship between user-engagement and the efficacy and impact of these applications. To respond […]

Drive-through simulation helps agencies in Canada and U.S. to vaccinate more people

Drive-through simulation helps agencies in Canada and U.S. to vaccinate more people

As cities and towns across Canada and the United States grapple with the logistics of planning COVID-19 vaccine sites, York University professors have been busy helping to plan mass vaccinations using different methods, including drive-through vaccination centres. The vaccination drive-through simulation, which has now helped organizations in both countries to plan how to get as […]

DEM Alumna Deryn Rizzi becomes first female fire chief for City of Mississauga

DEM Alumna Deryn Rizzi becomes first female fire chief for City of Mississauga

The City of Mississauga has selected Deryn Rizzi as its Fire Chief and Director, Emergency Management effective February 2, 2021. Chief Rizzi completed both a Masters of Arts, Disaster and Emergency Management and a Disaster and Emergency Management Certificate with the School of Administrative Studies. “I am excited to have Deryn at the City of […]

SAS researchers create AI simulation app to help with logistics of mass vaccinations for COVID-19

SAS researchers create AI simulation app to help with logistics of mass vaccinations for COVID-19

Once a viable COVID-19 vaccination is ready, the logistics of how to vaccinate everyone becomes one of the next hurdles. Researchers at York University have developed a solution, an artificial intelligence drive-through mass vaccination simulation application that can help clinics and public health agencies plan for mass vaccinations ahead of time. An example of the […]

DEM students recognized by OAEM

DEM students recognized by OAEM

Disaster & Emergency Management (DEM) undergraduate students Mahmood Khan and Tiana Putric were recently recognized for their academic achievements in the 2019-20 academic year with awards from the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers (OAEM). Khan and Putric are among few other undergraduate students to receive these honours. Khan received the Brian Hook Memorial Award and Putric was recognized with the […]

Perspectives on COVID-19 with Prof. Eric Kennedy

Perspectives on COVID-19 with Prof. Eric Kennedy

Coronavirus has without a doubt changed the lives of many, and in this video Eric Kennedy, assistant professor in the Disaster and Emergency Management program, discusses the significance of social interventions which have helped to teach people a new way of life. As a recipient of a rapid research funding grant, Kennedy acknowledges the quick […]