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Hurricane Ida shows the increasing impact of climate change since Katrina

Hurricane Ida shows the increasing impact of climate change since Katrina

Sixteen years to the day that Hurricane Katrina made landfall, Hurricane Ida struck at Port Fourchon, La., on Aug. 29, as a Category 4 hurricane with 240 kilometres per hour winds. Given the date and location of the area affected, Katrina and Ida comparisons are being made. While no two disasters are the same, looking at differences […]

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 […]

Important Information About Fall 2021 ADMS/DEMS Courses

Important Information About Fall 2021 ADMS/DEMS Courses

York University has announced partial return to campus for the Fall 2021 term (partial list of courses offered in-person) and a full return for the Winter 2022 term. The School of Administrative Studies is excited to offer a selection of ADMS and DEMS courses in-person in the fall. When choosing (ADMS/DEMS) in-person courses, please ensure […]

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 […]

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 […]