Presentations 2014

Program – 11th Annual CRHNet Symposium, October 22-24, 2014, Toronto, Ontario; Ali Asgary, Program Chair and Editor.

Opening Remarks; Ted Wieclawek, Fire Marshal of Ontario and Chief of Emergency Management

K01 - A Critical Overview of Disaster Theory; Professor David Alexander, University College London

K02 - What Emergency Management Practitioners Need from Academics; Ted Wieclawek, Fire Marshal of Ontario and Chief of Emergency Management

K03 - International Perspectives on Disaster Management, Juan Pablo Sarmiento, Florida International University

K04 - The Forensic Revolution and Post-2015, Ian Burton.

T01-Hazard & Risk Modelling and Assessment

Damage Estimation and Forecasting

T01-01 Post-Storm Damage Survey of Tornadic Events in Canada: Implications for Disaster Risk Reduction and Policy; Sara Harrison, Amber Silver and Brent Doberstein,

T01-02 Application of HAZUS model in estimating potential loss and risk, and enhancing community resilience to flooding: The case of St. Andrews in Manitoba; Khandakar Hasan Mahmud and C Emdad Haque, University of Manitoba.

T01-03 Don River flood forecasting using artificial neural networks; Farshid Sabouri, Michael Heralall and Laurian Farrell,

Risk Assessment

T01-04 Sensitivity analysis of HAZUS Canada Flood Model: Case study from Fredericton, New Brunswick; Heather McGath, Emmanuel Stefanakis and Miroslav Nastev (3.1MB)

T01-05 A seismic risk assessment for Canada: What does it look like? How can this knowledge be used to guide a discussion to make Canada more disaster resilient?; Nicky Hastings and Robert White,

T01-06 Risk assessment models and their relationship with the various risk based disciplines; Mark Baker, Samuel Kaharabata and Ann Wyganowski,

Hazard and Risk Perception

T01-07 Common misconceptions and public beliefs: Stormchasing; Patricia Martel,

T01-08 Are women and children more vulnerable to natural disasters: The case of Chicago heat wave of 1995?; Mahtab Khayeri and Niru Nirupama (1.2MB)

Risk Reduction: Land Use

T01-09 Land-use risk reduction: Achieving acceptable risk from hazards; L.C. Struik and L.L. Pearce (4.1MB)

T01-10 Risk management scheme for land-use decision support; L.C. Struik and N. Hastings (2.8MB)

T01-11 Modelling the Effectiveness of Tsunami Warning and Evacuation; Ali Asgary and Richard Karsseboom,

Hazard and Risk Modelling

T01-12 Unequal vulnerability to flood hazards: “Ground truthing” a social vulnerability index of five municipalities in Metro Vancouver, Canada; Greg Oulahen, Linda Mortsch, Kathy Tang and Deborah Harford,

T01-13 Optimal evacuation route determination using multicriteria decision analysis; Wendel Chan and Costas Armenakis,

T01-14 North Atlantic Oscillation and the variability of Atlantic tropical cyclones: Implications for disaster risk management; Nai Ming Lee, Diana Ellis and Niru Nirupama,


From Vulnerability to Resilience

T02-01 Building resilient communities – how to pull the pieces together and what critical gaps remain; Simona Verga and Paul Chouinard

T02-02 A Framework to understand social vulnerability: Reducing risk through resilience; S. Atyia Martin (8.7MB)

T02-03 Resilience in the Post 2015 (or Post HFA) RISK Agenda; Franklin McDonald

Urban Resilience: International Perspectives

T02-04 Using vulnerability indicators to develop resilience networks: a similarity approach; Stephanie E. Chang, Jackie Z.K. Yip, Rebecca Chaster and Ashley Lowcock (2.6MB)

T02-05 Towards regional resilience: A case study of Metro Vancouver, Canada; Lilia Yumagulova,

T02-06 Evaluation of Tabriz resilience state; Mohammad Reza Farzad Behtash et al.

Community Resilience

T02-07 Touristic Resort and Gated Communities Resilience Valérie Céré ,

T02 -08 Resilient institutions=vulnerable people? A longitudinal case study of flood management institutions in Nizhegorodka, Russia; Lilia Yumagulova,

T02-09 Community resilience to disasters and public health: Understanding the role of social capital from evidence in coastal Bangladesh; Emdad Haque, Mohammed Uddin, Ohidur Zaman and Mahed Choudhury,

Aboriginal Resilience 2

T02-10 Adaptability = Resilience = Sustainability: Examining the notion of Indigenous DM/EM and resilience; David Diabo,

T02-11 Community-based emergency care: A novel approach for the development and delivery of first response medical services in remote First Nations communities; Aaron Orkin (5.2MB)

T02-12 First Nations Wildfire Evacuation Partnership; David Diabo, Amy Christianson,

Aboriginal Resilience 3

T02-13 Responding to the Needs of Indigenous Children in Humanitarian Context; Terry Swan (2.2MB)

T02-14 Examining the interplay of factors influencing H1N1 vaccination decision-making among Metis in Manitoba through a social ecological model framework; Ryan Maier, S. Michelle Driedger, Cindy Jardine and Chris Furgal,

T02-15 Kahnawake – A resilient community with lessons learned; Arnold Lazare,

Aboriginal Resilience 4:

T02-16 Climate change and extreme weather: Challenges and opportunities in Aboriginal and northern communities; Anita Walker,

T02-17 Disaster resilience: Integrating scientific and medicine wheel approaches; Brenda Murphy, Annette Chretien and David Diabo,

T02-18 The Challenge of emergency management in aboriginal community; Valerie Cere,

Aboriginal 5:

T02-19 Landfill: A risk hazard in Cumberland House Reserve and Village of Cumberland House; Jay Sagin, Raymond Dussion, Rebecca Zagozewski and Lalita Bharadwaj (6.7MB)

T02-20 Across different ways of knowing, how can knowledge be shared and used to increase disaster resilience?; Jenn McManus,and Melanie Goodchild

Discussant: David Diabo

Traditional closing; Elder Jimmy Dick


T03: Preparedness and Response

Panel Discussion

T03-01 Preparing for and Responding to Emerging Infectious Respiratory Diseases in Ontario; Brian Schwartz, Carolyn Bennett, Calli Citron and Caitriona O'Sullivan

Enhancing Emergency Exercises

T03-02 Exercise Target Red: Establishing protocols to encompass psychosocial considerations for casualties and families in mass-casualty Incidents (MCI) involved an active shooter; Laurie Pearce, Laurie Hearty, Adam Vaughan and Paulina Moreno,

T03-03 Assessing the learning outcome of an emergency evacuation table top exercise; Alison Kingelin and Ali Asgary,

T03-04 Exercise Outbreak Orange: Identifying psychosocial considerations in an emergency operations centre when responding to a pandemic; Laurie Pearce, Laurie Hearty, Adam Vaughan and Paulina Moreno,

Leadership and Coordination

T03-05 Integration and inter-agency coordination of civilian and military resources during disasters; Kenneth McBey and Andrew Moull,

T03-06 Decision making in a disaster management organization: A leadership approach; Hans De Smet, Bert Schreurs and Jan Leysen (3.9MB)

T03-07 Dynamics of inter-organizational Coordination in the Haiti Disaster: A Special Reference to Information Sharing and Decision Making; Murtaza Khan,

Communication and Situational Awareness

T03-08 Amateur radio in Canada: Evolving prospects for emergency management and enhancing community resiliency; Frank Monozlai,

T03-09 Small unmanned aerial systems: Emerging tool for emergency response; Costas Armenakis and Julien Li-Chee Ming,

T03-10 Bringing StormReady® to Manitoba: A framework for Canadian expansion; Nicki Albus and Natalie Hasell (4.0MB)

Public Health Risks and Emergencies

T03-11 Pandemics and emergency management perspectives: Understanding historical, environmental and first-responder implications; Kateryna Subbotina and Cheryl McNeil,

T03-12 Challenges in polio eradication and constructs of a global health risk - A critical study; Muhammad Syed and Nai Ming Lee,

T03-13 Towards an integrated approach to disaster management and food safety governance; Maciej Mikulsen and Alan Diduck (1.0MB)

The Changing role of higher education in emergency management

T03-14 The development of disaster and emergency management as a field of study; Jean Slick,

T03-15 PhD Program in Disaster & Emergency Management; David Etkin,

T03-16 Signature pedagogies - Considerations for disaster and emergency management as a field of study; Jean Slick,

Panel Discussion

T03-17 The Ice Storm 2013 Experience; Breaking Points and Challenges; Brian Schwartz, Lisa Hood, Shawn Cowley, Jennifer Patchell, Dave Etkin


T04: Special Topics

Managing Technological Risks

T04-01 Radiation health response plan; Adam Miller,

T04-02 Pipeline explosion: How rural emergency management can benefit from big industry response; Nicki Albus,

T04-03 An Agent-based dynamic risk modelling: Case of crude oil transportation by rail in urban areas; Ali Asgary,

Aboriginal Resilience 1

Traditional Opening: Elder Jimmy Dick

T04-04 Historical ecology for risk management: Youth sustainability; Anne Garland,


T04-05 Proposed Code of Ethics for Emergency Managers and EM Organizations; David Etkin

Social Media

T04-06 The use of Facebook as a response and recovery tool following the 2011 Goderich, Ontario tornado; Amber Silver and Lindsay Matthews,

T04-07 Leveraging social media and digital volunteers for disaster management; Kate Kaminska and Bjorn Rutten,

T04-08 Social Media in Emergency Management: Lessons for Application in overall Disaster Risk Reduction; Jishnu Subedi (1.3MB)

Post disaster recovery and adaptation

T04-09 Post-disaster organizational adaptation in a Foreign Service environment; Brittany Blackstone and Nicki Poulin,

T04-10 Relocation as a post-disaster recovery planning strategy; Dilnoor Panjwani,

T04-11 Understanding community resilience using disaster models In post conflict Sierra Leone; Barlu Dumbuya and Niru Nirupama,

The Social and Political Dimensions of the Public Health Response to Ebola

Panel Chair: Harris Ali

T04-12 Roger Keil, Ellie Perkins, Michaela Hynie, Anna Zalik

The Canadian Tri-Services Emergency Management Committee & Responders’ Risks

Panel Chair: Larry Pearce

T04-13 Panelists: Jane Wilcox, Bikram Chawla

Adapation, Insurance and Knowledge

T04-14 Amphibious Foundations: An innovative Adaptive Flood Risk Reduction Strategy; Elizabeth English

T04-15 Maaging the fiscal and Economic Costs of Natural Disasters through Insurance; Aaron Meyer, Gregor Robinson and Lago Calamai

T04-16 R!SE - An international public-private partnership sponsored by the United Nations to develop disaster management tools, resources and knowledge; Jeremy Paulus and Nelson Switzer

Poster Session

P01-01 Risk mitigation of waste hazards through BMP-W4 program; Jay Sagin, Rebecca Zagozewski, Valerie Deschambeault, Lorne Stewart, and Lalita Bharadwaj (2.3MB)

P01-02 Amending the Environmental Emergency Regulations; Environment Canada (0.5MB)

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