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Public Event: Towards Regional Resilience in the Pacific Northwest

On behalf of the Crisis Resilience Alliance in collaboration with the School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC, the Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC and the Canadian Risks and Hazards Network Young Professionals Committee, we are delighted to invite you to our next public event at UBC. Jason Biermann, who co-managed the Oso landslide (what has become to be known as “the smallest biggest disaster”) is one of the speakers along with a number of experts in the Pacific Northwest region.

Towards Regional Resilience in the Pacific Northwest

February 27, 2015 1:30 PM (Liu Institute, Multi-purpose room)

This panel will explore the climate and natural hazard-related interdependencies of our Cascadia bioregion and investigate the question of whether the regional level is the ultimate scale for planning resilience.

The Pacific Northwest is a unique region in which climate change is expected to exacerbate many of the natural hazard risks irrespective of political and international boundaries. This panel will explore the climate and natural hazard-related interdependencies of our Cascadia bioregion and investigate the question of whether the regional level is the ultimate scale for planning resilience. Perspectives will be gained from a diverse array of panelists from BC and Washington representing the public, private, non-profit, and industry sectors.

Speakers:

Jason Biermann, Deputy Director, Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, Washington 
Steven Whitney, Senior Program Officer, The Bullitt Foundation, Seattle, Washington 
Jeff Hortobagyi, Corporate Business Continuity Office, TELUS Communications

Moura Quayle, Director, Liu Institute for Global Issues; Professor, Strategic Design, University of British Columbia

Moderator:

John Oakley, Resilience strategist, Translink; Former Senior Regional Manager, Southwest Region, Emergency Management British Columbia

Schedule:

1:30pm – 2:45pm Panel Discussion
2:45pm – 3:30pm Group Discussion and a Networking Opportunity over coffee

Register as part of the 7th Annual SCARP Symposium: Contours and Coastlines: [De] Constructing the Pacific Northwest:

http://scarpsymposium.ca/

Register for this event only: RSVP to
lily.yumagulova@gmail.com

More information: http://www.crisisresilience.ca/2015/02/09/towards-regional-resilience-in-the-pacific-northwest/

Additionally, we would like to convey information from Resilience Canada 2015 which will take place on April 27th and 28th at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary, and “will bring together experts, local government leaders and managers with expertise in the areas of urban management, business continuity and resilience. Attendees will hear from renowned experts on business resilience and emergency management, including:

  • Tom Sampson, Deputy Chief of the Calgary Emergency Management Agency, who will be co-chairing the event.
  • Francis Bradley, Vice-President, Policy Development at the Canadian Electricity Association
  • David Kaufman, Associate Administrator, Policy, Program Analysis and International Affairs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Ivan M. Kusal, Director, Corporate Business Continuity and Property Risk Governance with TELUS Communications Inc.

To view the preliminary agenda online, click here.”

The Crisis Resilience Alliance was offered a discounted registration with a $400 savings that we are able to extend to all of our members and affiliates. If interested please email us at info@crisisresilience.ca and we will provide the information on how to register at a discounted price.

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