Skip to main content Skip to local navigation
Home » Category: 'Top Stories'

Top Stories

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 […]

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 […]

Matthew Ravida (BCOM '18) joins inaugural list of Top 30 Changemakers Under 30

Matthew Ravida (BCOM '18) joins inaugural list of Top 30 Changemakers Under 30

York University has released its first-ever list of Top 30 Changemakers Under 30, shining a spotlight on remarkable young alumni who are making a difference in their communities, the country and around the world. From the School of Administrative Studies, Matthew Ravida (BCOM '18) joins the list. Matthew works as an events officer with BMO […]

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 […]

MFAc program fosters practical business solutions in collaboration with RBC

MFAc program fosters practical business solutions in collaboration with RBC

York University’s Master of Financial Accountability (MFAc) graduate students showcased creative business solutions and proposed a variety of best practices in a collaborative case study opportunity provided by one of the largest banks in Canada, the Royal Bank of Canada. Amit Brahme, senior director, Newcomer & Cultural Client Segment, along with Lara Beauvais, senior manager, Performance Optimization […]

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 […]

Prof Qudrat-Ullah's new book explores learning management systems

Prof Qudrat-Ullah's new book explores learning management systems

School of Administrative Studies Professor Hassan Qudrat-Ullah has a new book that focuses on the power and potential of learning management systems. The book Adoption of LMS in Higher Educational Institutions of the Middle East (Springer 2021) discusses the adoption of learning management systems (LMS) in higher education institutions. It presents influential predictors that may impact instructors’ behavioral intention […]

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 […]