2007 Symposium Presentations

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007 Plenaries

Opening Speech

Jack McGee


Essential Elements of Researcher/Practitioner Partnerships For Disaster Resilient Communities

Dennis Mileti


Emergency Management : the Future of All Hazard

Michel Dore


Harnessing strengths and building capacity: How Seattle Project Impact and other regional partnerships save lives

Inés Pearce


Developing a Resiliency Framework in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities

Dave Hutton


Tuesday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Session 2A 

The Search for Principles of Disaster Management

David Etkin

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How to Accommodate Service and Companion Animals in Evacuations

Colleen Bailey


Adaptive Simulation of Incident Management and Response, Ensuring Emergency Managers are Better Prepared

Chris Dejager


What people really want to know when crises occur

Jim Stanton


Session 2B

Integrated assessment of health risks from environmental stressors

David Briggs


Assessing Health Vulnerabilities of Canadians to a Changing Climate

Peter Berry


Fighting Fire with Fire: Investigating Prescribed Burns for Fuel and Fire Management in Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario

Anne Grant 
Roger Suffling


Earthquake Planning: Applying Lessons Learned Internationally

Maiclaire Bolton 
Jana Fox


Session 2C

Eco-cities to Disaster Resilient Eco-Communities: a concerted approach in the coastal city of Puri (India)

Akhilesh Surjan 
Rajib Shaw


Things Change, We Change:  Planning for Resilience in Coastal Arctic Communities

Kathleen Parewick 
Norm Catto


Mainstreaming disaster preparedness in development planning:  experience on the ground

Nonita Yap
Alice Ng


Natural Hazard Mapping and Assessment in NL Communities

Norm Catto


Session 2D 

A Canadian Pilot Project for a GPS-Augmented Tsunami Warning System

Herb Dragert


Monitoring Shaking in Canada's Cities: Before, During, and After an Earthquake

John Cassidy
Garry Rogers
David McCormack
Sharlie Huffman
Maiclaire Bolton


Landslide hazards and their mitigation along the Sea to Sky corridor

Andrée Blais-Stevens
Oldrich Hungr


Seismic Hazard Mapping in the Ottawa Area, Ontario

Gregory Brooks
James Hunter


Tuesday - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Session 3A  

Panel: The Canadian Gender and Disaster Management Network

Elaine Enarson
Lynn Orstad
Tracy Porteous
Dave Hutton
Laurie Pearce
Carol Amaratunga


Session 3B

Earthquake Shaking Probabilities in British Columbia, Canada: Reviewing Risk Assessment

Mark Seemann


Activities of B.C. Government for Management of Seismic Risks in Ground Slopes and Existing Buildings and Risks in Design and Construction

Steven Kuan
Taro Gurney


City Evacuation Planning

Matthew Harper


Information Communication Technology and Emergency Management

Alison Brooks


Session 3C

Concept of a National Land-use Guide for Risk Reduction

Bert Struik


Where the Land Meets the Ocean: Environmental Management Plan for Tsunami Affected Coastal Areas.

Debashish Das


An Assessment of Institutional Response-and-Recover Strategies in Australia and North America: Lessons for Disaster and Emergency Planning from Recent Environmental Disasters

David King
C. Emdad Haque


International Collaboration on a Natural and Human-induced Environmental Hazards and Disasters Research Programme

Gordon McBean


Session 3D

The Tipping Point - When does Knowledge of Natural Hazards Translate into Personal Preparedness Action?

(Paula) Jane Wynne
Sonia Talwar
Jan Aylsworth


Reducing Risk from Natural Hazards - a Progress Report from Natural Resources Canada - 

Chris Tucker


From Policy to Action to Reduce Impacts of Disasters: A Global Perspective

Maryam Golnaraghi


Role of the Meteorological Service of Canada in Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Resiliency

Paul Whitfield
David Grimes
Magda Little


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Canadian Red Cross -  Working with Disaster Affected Populations as Partners: Lessons from the 2004 Tsunami and Earthquake in Indonesia

Jean Slick


Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado at Boulder -  What Katrina Taught Us:  Gaps in Understanding and Practice

Kathleen Tierney


Towards a Sustainable Future: Partnerships for Mainstreaming Risk Reduction

Franklin McDonald


Wednesday - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Session 6A

Modeling Indicators of Community Disaster Resilience

Scott Miles 
Stephanie Chang


The role of social capital in adaptation to flood risks in modern urban Russia

Lilia Yumagulova


Building intra and interorganizational resiliency: adaptive fit for better crisis management. CANCELLED

Marie-Christine Therrien


Session 6B

The management lessons learned during two major crisis: the Saguenay floods in 1996 and the Ice storm that struck southern Quebec in 1998 CANCELLED

Thierry Pauchant
Louis Côté
Daniel Parent


Comparative analysis of the interorganizational links of the Quebec crisis management system during two major crisis: the Saguenay floods in 1996 and the Ice storm that struck southern Quebec in 1998

Louis Côté 
Thierry C. Pauchant 
Daniel Parent


A typology of the managerial values of the Quebec crisis management system during two major crisis: the Saguenay floods in 1996 and the Ice storm that struck southern Quebec in 1998

Daniel Parent 
Louis Côté 
Thierry C. Pauchant


Session 6C

Using deliberative dialogue to explore risk reduction strategies: comments on a process CANCELLED

Sonia Talwar
Murray Journeay Shana Johnstone
Heather Evans
Cameron Chalmers


Pathways: an Analytic-Deliberative Framework for Risk Based Planning in Canada

Murray Journeay Sonia Talwar
Boyan Brodaric
Anne Wein
Richard Bernknopf


Decision analysis for risk reduction planning

Murray Journeay  Anne Wei
Richard Bernknopf
Chang-jo Chung


Session 6D

Web resources for assessing meteorological hazards in BC and Yukon - 

Tina Neale
Bill Taylor


Tap Runs Dry:  documenting lessons learned from past severe droughts in southern Ontario communities

Grace Koshida
Erin Stratton
Joan Klaassen
Marci Vanhoucke


Communities in Atlantic Canada and Emergency Preparedness

Anna Marie Hayes
Ann Robertson


A New Federal Approach to Building Regional Capacity for Health Emergencies

Betsy MacKenzie


Wednesday - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

World Cafe Sessions

Laurie Pearce

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Session 7C

Panel: Community vulnerability in the Red River Basin CANCELLED

Toni Morris-Oswald
Robert Stewart
C. Emdad Haque
John Lindsay


Session 7D

Research capacity in emergency preparedness

David Johnson


Maintaining organizational capacity in health care during a pandemic:  Integration of a command structure with business continuity 

Eric Bone


Mobile Triage Centres:  An Operational Pilot

Shawn Grono
David Johnson
Marcia Johnson
Eric Bone


Wednesday - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Session 8C

The Fraser River Flood Hazard – An Integrated Approach to Management

Steve Litke


Stakeholder Perspectives on Performance Objectives for Critical Infrastructures in Disasters

Kristine Tatebe
Stephanie Chang



The Impact a First Nations Wholistic Approach to Emergency Planning has on Increasing Community Participation in Preparing for a Pandemic.

Kim Barker
Donna Leon
Shirley Bighead
Janice Willier-Scott Willie Ermine


Session 8D

JELC Critical Infrastructure Initiative

Allan Galambos


The Disaster Response Route Network of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia

Mike Andrews
Doug Allan
Seiki Harada


Pacific Northwest Infrastructure Damage for the Hanukkah Eve Storm 2006

Dorothy Reed


Utility Asset Risk Management for Infrequent Hazard Events within the Triple Bottom Line Framework

Donald Ballantyne Stephanie Chang William Heubach


Thursday, November 8, 2007 Plenaries

Natural Resources Canada - Transforming Hazard Knowledge into Action at the Community, Regional and National Levels - Experiences from South America and Canada

Catherine Hickson


New Urbanism: Resilient Communities or 21st Century Pompeii(s)

Philip Berke


Forging Partnerships for Disaster Resilient Communities

Tyrone Pile


Emergency Management Priorities and the Critical Nexus Between Researcher and Practitioner

Cam Filmer


Thursday - 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Session 11A

Providing for Worker Care

Laurie Pearce


Taking It To the Kitchen Table: Creating a Resilient Workforce at the RCMP - 

Gord Black
Alice Danjou
 Bill Maxwell


Improving disaster response capacity by supporting the health care workforce

Carol Amaratunga
O'Sullivan et al


Can You Guess the #1 Stressor Reported on Disaster Assignment? Surprising Research Findings on Stressors on Disaster Assignments

Victoria Ross


Session 11B

Communicating recovery: Australian experiences

Susan Nicholls
Christine Healy
Andrew Coghlan


Natural Disaster Reporting in Canadian National Newspaper Media

Lindsay Poulin


Atmospheric Hazards Website in Prairie and Northern Regions

Bob Kochtubajda


Modeling Emergency Public Shelter Needs in the Event of an Earthquake

Cathy Pasion
Stephanie Chang


Session 11C

Communities are prepared to live with disasters: Oxfam's supports CANCELLED

Provash Mondal


Challenges and Partners in Public Education CANCELLED

Eric Holdeman


Community Vulnerability and Capacity in Post-Disaster Recovery: The Cases of Mano and Mikura Neighbourhoods in the Wake of the 1995 Kobe Earthquake

Etsuko Yasui


Session 11D

Applications of a Critical Infrastructure Analysis in a Municipal Setting

Jody Sydor



Breaking Points – Defining weather impacts on critical infrastructure

Bill Taylor
Tina Neale


Emergency Management in the Water Sector

Gregory Solecki


Enhancing Regional Resilience Through Addressing Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies

Stephanie Chang Timothy McDaniels


Thursday - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 12A

A nation-wide assessment of how emergency management organizations relate to high-risk populations

Sara Walsh


The Human Side of Disaster Preparedness: How Vulnerable Populations Respond to Disasters

Adam Clarkson
Gary Poole


Living with disaster on the Canadian prairie: the case of BSE and drought

Elaine Enarson
Diane Martz
Wilfreda Thurston
Carol Amaratunga
Margaret Haworth-Brockman


Psychological Resilience in the Face of Catastrophe:  Pre-Disaster Psychological Preparedness CANCELLED

Melinda Koenig


Session 12B

Lessons from Sri Lanka: Public alerting in rural and remote communities

Peter Anderson Gordon A. Gow


Emergency Response Communications and Multi Agency Events CANCELLED

Catherine Matheson


Public Alerting Association of Canada

Ernest MacGillivray
Doug Allport


Developing Flood Loss Reduction Scenarios Using Simulation-Based Techniques

William Johnstone


Session 12C

Two years on: post-tsunami village-level needs assessment in Sri Lanka CANCELLED

Brent Doberstein


Re-Building Banda Aceh: Humber College Experience with International Disaster Recovery.

Guillermo Acosta
Michael Hatton


From Concept to Capacity Building Against Coastal Surprises: The Experiences of Evolving Coastal Community Resilience (CCR) initiative in the Indian Ocean Region

Atiq Kainan Ahmed


The Integration of Adaptation and Mitigation in Community Response to Climate Related Disasters in the Context of Sustainable Development: Forming Partnerships with a Common Methodology.

Ian Burton
Livia Bizikova


Session 12D

Disaster Simulation Tools for Training and Response during Large Disasters: world café

José R. Marti


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