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October 15, 2020 – Series Introduction and DRR Roundtable

October 15, 2020 – Series Introduction and DRR Roundtable


CRHNet Symposium – Thursday, October 22, 2020

Programming Notes

We are pleased to release the agenda for the 2020 Virtual CRHNet Symposium and DRR Roundtables.  We hope that you are able to attend the event. If you register for the series of events, you will have exclusive access to to playback and watch in your own time if you miss a session or speaker.

DRR Roundtable – Thursday, October 15, 2020

Communication is NOT what is said, Its always what is heard!   
John Robertson, President at FORTLOG Services

Core Competency Working Group Area of Exploration   
Vanessa Howard –  IAEM Canada
Jack Lindsay, Brandon University
Jodi Manz, CRHNet

Moving Sendai Towards “Just Resilience”            
Brenda  Murphy Chair, Social and Environmental Justice   WLU
Bryce Gunson Project Manager, Resilient Communities Research Collaborative and Lecturer
at Wilfrid Laurier University

Narratives of Disaster: Sensemaking in Crisis     
David Etkin, Professor
Prof. Peter Timmerman, Professor
York University

CRHNet Symposium – Thursday, October 22, 2020

How can emergency management utilize the existing knowledge of how untreated trauma impacts people to increase resilience and emergency preparedness?     
Vanessa Howard, Emergency Management at Calian Group Ltd.

Near-Real-Time Flood Mapping using HAND model and GIS Derived Synthetic Rating Curves 
Blair Scriven, Graduate Student  University of Calgary

The Critical Role of Multi-Stakeholder Engagement for Earthquake Hazard Mapping of Metro Vancouver
Meredith Fyfe, Research Assistant / M.Sc. Student
Western University

Indigenous communities and Covid-19: Preliminary analyses from Saskatchewan and New Zealand
Simon Lambert, Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, University of Saskatchewan

Planning for Resilient Smart Energy Communities in Alberta      
Eric Timmins, Senior Lead, Community Resilience at QUEST Canada

DRR Roundtable – Thursday, October 29, 2020

Developing a Canadian Risk Index: Canadian Hazards and Risk Information System (CHaRIS)             
Dave Blaine, GIS Analyst at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

Flood Response during Covid-19: A dynamic dashboard of hazard and socio-economic variables for the emergency management community. 
Heather McGrath, Geospatial Scientist at Natural Resources Canada
Vincent Decker at Natural Resources Canada
France Labrecque, at Statistics Canada

GBA+ and an Intersectional Approach to Emergency Management         

Alex Valoroso, Senior Advisor // Gender & Disaster Management Specialist at Emergency Management BC

Supporting Long-term Climate Resilience in Canada Through Planned Retreat    
John Sommerville, Policy Analyst at Natural Resources Canada
Dr. Brent Doberstein, University of Waterloo
Michael, Barnard and Dr. Patrick Saunders-Hastings, Gevity Consulting Inc.,

Why We Fail to Plan for the Foreseeable
Laurie Pearce Research Chair at JIBC

CRHNet Symposium – Thursday, November 5th, 2020

A local disaster team is needed for every city in Canada
Meladul Haq Ahmadzai,  Graduate student, PGCert in Global Health

Autism and Response   
Shanyn  Silinski, Program Manager at Autism Canada

Communicating Risk: How to be heard during an Infodemic       
Shawna Bruce, Director at M.D. Bruce & Associates Ltd.

COVID, Crisis and Class – Managing a global pandemic, emergency response and school
Perron Goodyear,  Board Member, CRHNet and Grad Student, Royal Roads with panelists

Emerging Professionals Mentor Panel   
Jodi Manz-Henezi, Chair – DEM Program at NAIT
Bettina Williams, Program Manager, Emergency Management Division l School of Public Safety
with Mentors

DRR Roundtables – Thursday, November 12, 2020

A National Earthquake Early Warning System for Canada
David McCormack, Director, Hazards Information at Natural Resources Canada

Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities 
Lily Yumagulova,  Editor HazNet

Catastrophic Loss Trends in Canada       
Glenn McGillvary, Managing Director at Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

New Skills for a VUCA World     

Donna   Dupont  Chief Strategist, Foresight & Design at Purple Compass

Sea Level Rise Doesn’t Stop at Municipal Boundaries: The Case for Inter-jurisdictional Comprehensive Adaptation Plans
Amir Taleghani Water Resources Engineer
Robin Hawker, Environmental Planner & Climate Change Adaptation Planning Initiative Lead
From Kerr Wood Leidal

Understanding Risk BC (URBC) continues through the fall, fostering collaboration and dialogue to reduce risk and build regional resilience in Southwest BC!   
Jessica   Shoubridge, Understanding Risk BC, URBC 2020

CRHNet Symposium  – Thursday, November 19, 2020

Beyond “Irrelevancy”: Integrating Women’s Perspectives in Emergency Management Practise              
Alison Poste, Consultant

Beyond the red vest: how the Red Cross responds to disaster during COVID       
Sarah Thompson, Senior Manager, Emergency Management at Canadian Red Cross

FUTURE CELL: Foresight & Crisis Management   
Donna   Dupont  Chief Strategist, Foresight & Design at Purple Compass

Providing Psychosocial Supports During COVID-19          
Laurie Pearce, Research Chair with Pearces 2 Consulting Corporation

*Schedule and presentations are subject to change

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