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York Emergency Mitigation, Engagement, Response, and Governance Institute (Y-EMERGE)

Y-EMERGE will build on York’s exceptional expertise to develop, grow, and sustain transformative and multidisciplinary research and teaching in transformative disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.

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Y-EMERGE is created to leverage and furthering York University’s institutional capacity and its global collaborative network to develop and coordinate transformative and integrative research; foster strong networks of researchers, trainees, and practitioners; develop a robust agenda for funding research and practice; and advance disaster and emergency knowledge translation activities to meet the urgent need to transform thinking, policy, and practice in disaster and emergencies for a more resilient and healthy communities in Canada and globally.

— Professor Jianhong Wu 
Director Y-Emerge

Our Mission

Transformative & Interdisciplinary

Y-EMERGE will transform the way the societies understand, conceptualize, analyze, manage, and govern crises, disasters, and emergencies. YEMERGE will foster interdisciplinary collaborations & real-world and need-driven research.

Partnership & Community Engagement

Y-EMERGE will transform the way the societies understand, conceptualize, analyze, manage, and govern crises, disasters, and emergencies. YEMERGE will foster interdisciplinary collaborations & real-world and need-driven research.

Knowledge Mobilization & Mentoring

Y-EMERGE will transform the way the societies understand, conceptualize, analyze, manage, and govern crises, disasters, and emergencies. YEMERGE will foster interdisciplinary collaborations & real-world and need-driven research.