Capability Based Planning Pilot Project

Capability Based Planning Pilot Project
Capability Based Planning Pilot Project
A report on partnership opportunities and the sustainability of emergency
response across non-federal levels
Krista C. Simonds
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Sheldon Dickie
DRDC Centre for Security Science
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Capability Based Planning Pilot Project
A report on partnership opportunities and the sustainability of
emergency response across non-federal levels
Krista C. Simonds
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contents do not necessarily have the approval or endorsement of Defence R&D Canada.
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Abstract ……..
Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), Centre for Security Science (CSS)
is engaged in several initiatives toward the development of an all-hazards risk assessment
model and tools that will contribute to Canadian preparedness for response to terrorism
and other hazards. This Contract Report represents the findings of work conducted in
support of the Capability Based Planning Pilot Project lead by the CSS Forensics
Portfolio Manager. Specifically, the report identifies potential partnership opportunities
with academic research institutes that share a common interest and expertise in analyzing
risk to Canadians from all-hazards, including Chemical, Biological, Radiological,
Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) threats; facilitates collaborative initiatives that support
validation of risk assessment tools – specifically the connectivity between tools that
assess intentional (CBRNE threats) and unintentional (natural hazards) threats; and,
provides insights relating to sustainability of emergency response across non-federal
levels of government.
Résumé ….....
Le Centre des sciences pour la sécurité (CSS) de Recherche et développement pour la
défense Canada (RDDC) a entrepris de nombreux projets visant l’élaboration d’outils et
d’un modèle d’évaluation de tous les risques, qui contribueront à améliorer la préparation
du Canada à une intervention en cas d’acte terroriste ou d’autre situation de menace. Le
présent rapport de contrat fait état des conclusions du travail effectué à l’appui du Projet
pilote sur planification axée sur les capacités, qui est dirigé par le gestionnaire du
portefeuille judiciaire du CSS. Plus particulièrement, le rapport détermine les possibilités
de partenariat avec des établissements universitaires et de recherche qui, comme nous,
ont de l’intérêt et de l’expertise dans l’analyse des risques auxquels sont exposés les
Canadiens et Canadiennes, y compris les menaces d’incidents liés aux dispositifs
chimiques, biologiques, radiologiques, nucléaires et explosifs (CBRNE). De plus, il traite
des initiatives réalisées, en partenariat à l’appui de la validation des outils d’évaluation
des risques – notamment la connectivité entre les outils d’évaluation des menaces
intentionnelles (CBRNE) et des menaces non intentionnelles (catastrophes naturelles)
ainsi que de la viabilité des interventions d’urgence aux échelons non fédéraux.
Executive summary
Capability Based Planning Pilot Project: A report on partnership
opportunities and the sustainability of emergency response
across non-federal levels
The Centre for Security Science Capability Based Planning Pilot Project represents a
fundamental component in support of Canadian preparedness for response to terrorism
and other hazards. The Pilot Project seeks not only to validate a variety of risk assessment
tools that analyze intentional and unintentional risks to Canadians, but is also concerned
with the question of how risk assessment results may be most effectively used to shape
capability and capacity decision-making at non-federal levels. This Contract Report
represents the findings of work performed in support of these objectives.
The Academic and Research Institute Database developed as part of this project will
facilitate future research partnerships and engagement of Canadian academic resources
toward development of a reusable framework for analyzing risk to Canadians. Work on
the database has identified opportunities for research partnerships with Natural Resources
Canada and Environment Canada in support of the Capability Based Planning Pilot
Project. Given that the researcher community is continually changing and growing, the
database represents a snapshot in time; to remain relevant the database will require
periodic updates to remain accurate and current.
Global findings of research conducted into the sustainability of emergency response
across non-federal levels of government have identified:
x that risk-based methods are now commonly used at the non-federal level for
appropriating funding and aligning resources in support of emergency response;
x there is considerable disparity in the efficacy and rigor of methodologies, analysis,
and tools which impede the ability of municipalities to fully benefit from risk
assessment as a capability and resource planning tool;
x availability of adequate funding, including responsive and accountable financial
processes, remains a significant impediment to the development of sustainable
emergency response capabilities;
x efforts toward collaborative public/private risk assessment, and/or partnerships in
the area of critical infrastructure protection and emergency response, have had
only mixed success due to confusion regarding roles, mandates, and authorities,
fears about confidentiality of information, and regulatory constraints associated
with public funding frameworks and mechanisms; and
x programs such as the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA) and
the Joint Emergency Preparedness Program (JEPP), while recognized as
worthwhile, have significant weaknesses for achieving national emergency
preparedness and response objectives.
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These global findings confirm the need for and utility of a reusable all-hazards
framework for analyzing risk that is linked to capability and resource planning. The
Capability Based Planning Pilot Project, the Canadian National Incident Management
System (CNIMS), and the Natural Resources/Environment Canada initiative offer
strategically important tools toward development of national emergency response
capabilities, multi-level decision-making, and sustainable funding for non-federal levels
of government.
Potential Future Research Initiatives:
x Research and identify municipal expenditures on all-hazard emergency services
and response activities in order to establish the trend in costs, baseline funding
requirements, and methods to differentiate between routine and incremental
expenditures at non-federal levels of government;
x Monitor and assess the implications of the Treasury Board approval process for
renewal of the JEPP program terms and conditions, which is scheduled to
commence post-March 31, 2009;
x Research and identify the process linkages between Capability Based Planning,
CNIMS, and all-hazard risk assessment models that will enable non-federal level
resource and capability management; and
x Research and identify specific insights public management, performance
measurement and accountability literature offer for development and
implementation of a multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency, all-hazard risk assessment
framework.
Sommaire .....
Projet pilote de planification axée sur les capacités : Rapport sur
les possibilités de partenariat et la viabilité des interventions
d’urgence aux échelons non fédéraux
Le Projet pilote de planification axée sur les capacités du Centre des sciences pour la
sécurité constitue un élément essentiel pour assurer la préparation du Canada à une
intervention en cas d’acte terroriste ou d’autre situation de menace. Le projet pilote vise
non seulement à valider divers outils d’évaluation des risques permettant d’analyser les
menaces intentionnelles et les menaces non intentionnelles auxquelles sont exposés les
Canadiens et Canadiennes, mais aussi à examiner la façon la plus efficace d’utiliser les
résultats des évaluations des risques afin de développer des capacités et la prise de
décision connexe aux échelons non fédéraux. Le rapport de contrat porte sur les
conclusions d’un travail effectué à l’appui de ces objectifs.
La base de données sur les établissements universitaires et de recherche mise sur pied
dans le cadre de ce projet facilitera les partenariats futurs en matière de recherche ainsi
que la participation des universitaires canadiennes à l’élaboration d’un cadre réutilisable
pour l’analyse des risques auxquels sont exposés les Canadiens et Canadiennes. Le travail
sur la base de données a permis de déterminer des possibilités de partenariats de
recherche avec Ressources naturelles Canada et Environnement Canada à l’appui du
Projet pilote de planification axée sur les capacités. Compte tenu du fait que la
communauté des chercheurs change et croit continuellement, la base de données constitue
un instantané d’une situation à un moment donné. Elle doit donc être mise à jour
continuellement pour rester complète et utile.
Les conclusions globales de la recherche menée sur la viabilité des interventions
d’urgence aux échelons non fédéraux montrent que :
x les méthodes axées sur les risques sont maintenant utilisées aux échelons non
fédéraux pour l’attribution de fonds et l’ajustement des ressources à l’appui des
opérations d’intervention d’urgence;
x il y a une grande disparité au niveau de l’efficacité et de la rigueur des
méthodologies, de l’analyse et des outils, ce qui nuit à la capacité des
municipalités de bénéficier pleinement de l’évaluation des risques en tant qu’outil
de planification des capacités et des ressources;
x le manque de financement approprié, y compris des processus financiers souples
et comprenant une reddition de comptes, demeure un important obstacle au
développement de capacités viables d’intervention d’urgence;
x les activités visant la collaboration publique/privée pour l’évaluation des risques,
et/ou les partenariats dans le domaine de la protection des infrastructures
essentielles et l’intervention d’urgence n’ont eu que des succès mitigés à cause de
la confusion en ce qui concerne les rôles, les mandats, les pouvoirs, les craintes
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concernant la confidentialité de l’information ainsi que les contraintes de
réglementation connexes aux cadres et mécanismes de financement public;
des programmes tels que les Accords d’aide financière en cas de catastrophe
(AAFCC) et le Programme conjoint de planification d’urgence (PCPU), bien que
reconnus comme étant utiles, ont d’importantes faiblesses en ce qui concerne la
réalisation des objectifs de préparation aux situations d’urgence et l’organisation
des secours à l’échelle nationale.
Ces conclusions globales confirment le besoin et l’utilité d’un cadre tous risques réutilisable pour
l’analyse des risques liés à la planification des capacités et des ressources. L’initiative du Projet
pilote de planification axée sur les capacités, du Système national de gestion des incidents (SNGI)
du Canada et de Ressources naturelles et Environnement Canada offre des outils stratégiques
importants pour le développement de capacités d’intervention d’urgence à l’échelle nationale, la
prise de décisions à plusieurs niveaux et un financement durable pour les administrations non
fédérales.
Futurs projets de recherches envisageables :
x Effectuer des recherches et déterminer les dépenses municipales pour les services
d’urgences tous risques et les activités d’intervention d’urgence afin d’établir les
tendances en matière de coûts, de besoins en financement de base et de méthodes
pour faire la différence entre les dépenses courantes et les dépenses
supplémentaires aux échelons non fédéraux;
x Observer et évaluer les répercussions du processus d’approbation du Conseil du
Trésor pour le renouvellement des conditions du PCPU, dont le début est prévu
après le 31 mars 2009;
x Effectuer des recherches et déterminer les liens entre les processus pour la
Planification axée sur les capacités, le SNGI du Canada et le les modèles
d’évaluations des risques qui permettront la gestion des capacités et des
ressources aux échelons non fédéraux;
x Effectuer des recherches et déterminer ce que prévoient les documents portant sur
la gestion publique, la mesure du rendement et la reddition des comptes en ce qui
concerne le développement et la mise en œuvre d’un cadre d’évaluation
plurigouvernemental, pluriorganisationnel et tous risques.
Table of contents
Abstract …….. ................................................................................................................................. i
Résumé …..... ................................................................................................................................... i
Executive summary ......................................................................................................................... ii
Sommaire ....................................................................................................................................... iv
Table of contents ............................................................................................................................ vi
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Introduction............................................................................................................................... 1
1.1
Background.................................................................................................................... 1
1.2
Aim ................................................................................................................................ 1
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Academic and Research Institute Database .............................................................................. 2
2.1
Format ........................................................................................................................... 2
2.2
Description of Tables .................................................................................................... 3
Summary of Database ............................................................................................................... 4
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Conclusion ................................................................................................................................ 5
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Non-Federal Level Sustainability Issues .................................................................................. 6
5.1
Global Findings ............................................................................................................. 7
5.2
Funding Mechanisms - General..................................................................................... 9
5.3
Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements .............................................................. 10
5.4
Joint Emergency Planning Program ............................................................................ 12
5.5
Business Planning Cycles and Preparedness Standards .............................................. 14
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Conclusions............................................................................................................................. 16
Recommendations................................................................................................................... 17
Annexes List of annexes:............................................................................................................... 19
Bibliography .................................................................................................................................. 20
List of symbols/abbreviations/acronyms/initialisms ..................................................................... 25
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Introduction
1.1
Background
Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), Centre for Security Science (CSS)
is engaged in several initiatives toward the development of an all-hazards risk assessment
model and tools that will contribute to Canadian preparedness for response to terrorism
and other hazards. The Capability Based Planning Pilot Project, lead by the CSS
Forensics Portfolio Manager, is one such initiative which seeks to validate a variety of
risk assessment tools – specifically the connectivity between tools that analyze intentional
and unintentional risks to Canadians stemming from all-hazards, including Chemical,
Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) threats, industrial, accidental
and natural hazards. Other aspects of the Pilot Project will examine how risk assessment
results may be most effectively used to shape capability and capacity decision-making
across the emergency response spectrum, responder communities, and for policy and
program development at non-federal levels. A main deliverable from the Pilot Project
will be the development and validation of a Canadian National Incident Management
System (CNIMS). Based on best practices and consistent with the U.S. Homeland
Security version of NIMS, the tool(s) developed by the Pilot Project will represent the
first phase in an iterative process toward an integrated and sustainable all-hazard risk
assessment and management process.
1.2
Aim
The aim of this Contract Report is to document the global findings of research work
conducted in support of the Capability Based Planning Pilot Project. The report
addresses two specific areas of focus: Development of an initial database of Canadian
academic research institutes, academics, and consultants that share a common interest and
expertise in analyzing risk to Canadians from all-hazards, including CBRNE threats; and,
provides insights relating to the sustainability of emergency response across non-federal
levels of government.
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Academic and Research Institute Database
This section covers the format of the electronic database of Canadian academic and
research institutes that have been identified as sharing a common interest and expertise in
analyzing risk to Canadians from all-hazards, including CBRNE threats.
The information contained in the Database is the result of a detailed review that was
conducted across all Canadian universities, their associated academic research centres
and institutes, and relevant Canadian community colleges.
2.1
Format
The data contained in the Canadian Academic and Research Institute Database is
contained in four separate Excel Tables, (an electronic copy of the Database accompanies
this report):
1. Research Institutes Short List – Provides details pertaining to four academic
institutions (and their selected Centres of Expertise) that have been identified for
primary consideration in support of the Capability Based Planning Pilot Project.
The universities include: University of Western, University of Waterloo, Simon
Fraser University, and the École Polytechnique de Montréal. A short list of
selected universities with specialized expertise for future consideration has also
been identified. These include: Dalhousie University, McGill University, Simon
Fraser University, University of Ottawa, Carleton, McMaster University, and
York University. The data contained in this table is provided in Annex A.
2. Research Institutes Long List – Identifies and provides details pertaining to the
academic and research institutes across Canada that have developed an expertise
relating to, or relevant to, all-hazard risk assessment. The data contained in this
table is provided in Annex B.
3. Academic Specialists by University – Identifies and provides details of academics
and their specific areas of expertise relevant to the development of a re-useable
all-hazard risk framework. The data contained in this table is provided in Annex
C.
4. Specialist Consultants – Identifies and provides details of specialist consultants
and their specific expertise relevant to all-hazard risk assessment. The data
contained in this table is provided in Annex D. Note: This is not an exhaustive
list; it represents only an initial sampling of the expertise that may be available for
support to the Capability Based Planning Pilot Project, and/or related initiatives.
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2.2
Description of Tables
The Academic and Research Institute Database utilizes a generic DRDC CSS Database
template and format; minor adjustments were made to support more detailed information
categories. Use of the common template facilitates the merging of information between
complementary data banks, when appropriate to do so, and allows for expansion and/or
updates of the database over time. The format of Tables 1 and 2 include the following
information categories: Academic Research Institute; Research Objectives; Current
Research Projects; Primary Point(s) of Contact; Contact Information; and, Website.
Tables 3 and 4 contain more detailed information categories: University; Specialist
Research area Checklist that includes Biological, Chemical, Explosives, Forensics,
Radiation/Nuclear, Security Intelligence, Environment and Health, Transportation and
Logistics, Critical Infrastructure, Public Policy and Governance, Public Economy,
Psycho-Social, Risk Communications, Decision-Analysis and Modelling; Risk
Assessment Expertise (a detailed description); Contact Information; Website.
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Summary of Database
The database has been developed to identify Canadian academic and research institutes
that share a common interest and expertise in analyzing risk to Canadians from allhazards, including CBRNE threats. The immediate objective is to facilitate future
research partnerships and engagement of Canadian academic resources toward
development of a reusable framework for analyzing risk to Canadians.
To date, the database has assisted with the identification of several Academic Centres of
Excellence with a depth of expertise and research activities that complement DRDC CSS
program initiatives. Most notably, the database project has lead to and facilitated a
potential research partnership with Natural Resources Canada and Environment Canada
in support of CSS program objectives, as well as the Capability Based Planning Pilot
Project.
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Conclusion
The Academic and Research Institute Database has been developed as a source of
information to facilitate engagement of academic institutes, individual academic
researchers, and/or those with specialized expertise, in analyzing risk to Canadians from
all-hazards, including CBRNE threats. This community of researchers is continually
growing; as such the database represents a work in progress that will require periodic
updates to remain accurate and current.
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Non-Federal Level Sustainability Issues
This section delineates the global findings of research work conducted in support of the
Capability Based Planning Pilot Project specific to issues of sustainable emergency
response across non-federal levels of government. The scope of work focused on
identifying shortcomings and gaps in existing policy and programs, giving particular
consideration to the following:
A) whether or not organizations responsible for emergency response periodically
align resourcing requirements using a risk-based method;
B) whether or not non-federal levels of government use a risk-based method for
appropriating funding in support of response organizations, including
identification of the primary source of funding for non-federal levels of
government;
C) whether or not non-federal response capabilities and organizations involve the
private sector in the risk assessment process, have mechanisms in place that allow
for public/private emergency response funding partnerships, and/or have
mechanisms in place to accept general public contributions in support of
emergency response;
D) whether or not non-federal levels of government make use of funding through the
Public Safety – Joint Emergency Preparedness Program (JEPP), including
observations about the program, best practices, if any, and barriers which may
exist to making this program more dependable for increasing preparedness across
all hazards
Relevant information and key issues identified by this study result from the review and
assessment of selected publications, reports, policies, procedural manuals, and survey
materials, as well as from targeted discussions with emergency responders, planners and
a number of subject matter experts, including both practitioners and academics.
Quantitative and qualitative findings are based upon an examination and analysis of
primary data collected between 13 April and 15 May 2007, as part of an Emergency
Management Survey conducted by the Standing Senate Committee on National Security
and Defence Emergency Preparedness in Canada (2008). Of 100 communities surveyed
across ten Canadian provinces, 92 responses were received. The data and observations
drawn from the questionnaire for use in this report reflect the views of first responders
and emergency management officials in Canadian municipalities with populations
ranging from 20,000 people to those with over 500,000. Relevant information and data is
also presented from the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence
Report National Emergencies: Canada’s Fragile Front Lines (2004); reports
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commissioned by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (GCSI 2004; National
Security Group 2006); as well as data obtained from the federal, and provincial Financial
Public Accounts, and from Municipal Budget documentation.
5.1
Global Findings
Emergency Management Organizations (EMO) are now an integral component at the
municipal level of government; results indicate that 98% of 92 communities surveyed
have an active EMO. The ability to identify hazards and analyze the implications for a
given community is commonly recognized as important; 95% of 92 communities who
responded to the survey indicated they conduct regular risk assessments, and of these
43% did so annually, with another 35% conducting such assessments every 2 to 5 years.
While the vast majority (71%) base such assessments on the provincial standardized
process of relevance to them, the comments provided by respondents indicate that, in
reality, a wide variety of methods and prioritization processes are being applied,
including best practices. Of particular interest are the comments that indicate that
provincial standardized processes were most often used as a guideline, which is
subsequently modified to reflect local realities. As part of this study, an informal review
was conducted of the risk assessment tools available to communities through provincial
EMOs; the review has confirmed that there are a wide range of assessment processes
available to municipalities, some however, are more sophisticated and/or user friendly
than others.
When conducting risk assessments, communities do so using a collaborative approach,
with 52% actively including Police, Fire, Paramedic, Public Health, Local EMO and
Municipal Government representatives in the process. While 60% of respondents
indicated that industry was also consulted, the comments made by Emergency Managers
indicate varied results and levels of satisfaction with the openness and the willingness of
the private sector to share information and/or resources. Levels of satisfaction were also
mixed when communities consulted with provincial and federal representatives. While
the province was most often consulted with 60% of respondents seeking their support,
only 14% sought to involve the federal level.
There are significant challenges and issues associated with emergency management
funding. While available funding mechanisms will be discussed in greater detail later in
this section, a few key points will be presented here. For instance, 98% of the survey
respondents identified that the primary source for emergency management funding came
from their municipality. The survey also confirmed that 64% of communities surveyed
use the risk assessment process as a means to obtain funding. However, comments
offered by the respondents, as well as observations in almost all the literature reviewed,
acknowledge that the potential of risk assessment for fiscal planning and decision-making
has not been fully realized given that there is still great disparity in the methodologies,
analysis, and the tools that are used across municipalities and levels of government.
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Sustainability of emergency planning, preparedness and response capability across nonfederal levels is not only affected by available funding, but is also significantly impacted
by insufficient human resources or workers with the requisite skills and training; a
circumstance which is expected to worsen with the demographic pressures of an aging
workforce. These are chronic gaps that have been reflected throughout the literature that
has been reviewed in support of this study, both historic and current. Given the
importance that funding and human resources capacity represent for sustainability, it
would be useful to conduct a detailed examination of these areas of weakness; for
instance there is currently a lack of coherent information specific to municipal
expenditures on emergency services and response activities in relation to the available
municipal tax base. While the study undertaken by Casey Ploeg for the Canada West
Foundation in 2004 focused in part on such issues, only selected Western cities in Canada
were examined. More broadly based research would provide useful insights and analyses
for understanding the current dynamic for sustainable funding of emergency services at
the municipal level.
While terrorism was confirmed to be of concern to 61% of the municipalities surveyed,
natural hazards, such as extreme weather events, and risks associated with hazardous
materials, were considered to be the greater threat to communities. This is a perspective
that is consistently reflected in the historical EMO literature, as well as in reports
commissioned by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (GCSI 2004; National
Security Group 2006). Only 36% of the communities surveyed had counter-terrorism
response plans. There are several observations of note here: first, respondents identified
confusion regarding mandates, responsibilities and roles between the various levels of
government with regard to counter-terrorism; second, depending upon the community, it
would be very difficult for Emergency Managers to make a business case for finite
municipal resources unless a clear risk could be established; third, notwithstanding the
impact of terrorist events such as 9/11, federal/provincial funding mechanisms currently
only provide ‘seed’ money toward capability development, including capabilities
associated with CBRNE and Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (H/USAR).
Notwithstanding, it is interesting to note that 47% of respondent communities indicated
they had some capacity to manage CBRNE incidents. H/USAR remains limited with
only 13% of respondent communities indicating they have some measure of this
capability. Where this capability does exist, 67% indicated they have agreements in place
for its use in support of regional emergencies. When asked which level of government
should have responsibility for funding their H/USAR capabilities, 36% of respondents
indicated all three levels of government should share the cost, 26% felt it was solely a
federal responsibility, 20% believed the province should pay, and only 1% thought it
should be the sole responsibility of the municipality.
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5.2
Funding Mechanisms - General
In addition to the municipal tax base, two primary funding mechanisms exist in support
of emergency management at non-federal levels: the first is the Disaster Financial
Assistance Arrangements (DFAA); the second is the Public Safety – Joint Emergency
Preparedness Program (JEPP). Relevant highlights from each funding program will be
discussed below, including when applicable, any shortcomings or gaps that have been
identified for the sustainability of emergency response capability across non-federal
levels.
The awareness of emergency management funding programs across municipalities is
high; 95% of Emergency Managers surveyed by the Standing Senate Committee on
National Security and Defence (2008) confirmed their knowledge of provincially
administered funding programs such as the DFAA, and 74% indicated they knew of the
federally managed JEPP program. Details of these programs, including the application
process, are posted on virtually all provincial and territorial EMO websites. Applications
for funding through such programs has also been high: 72% of communities surveyed
have sought funding from provincial sources, particularly for training, the purchase of
emergency response equipment, and CBRNE-specific capabilities; 84% have sought
funding support from the federal level through the JEPP program. However, the level of
satisfaction with these programs is extremely low. For instance, survey results for
funding programs at the provincial level show that only 20% of respondent communities
were satisfied with the program, 35% were somewhat satisfied, and 33% were not
satisfied. The responses for the JEPP program are similar, with 22% indicating their
satisfaction with the program, 38% were somewhat satisfied, and 21% were not satisfied.
A few of the many comments that speak to the reasons behind this dissatisfaction include:
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the disparity between emergency management responsibilities versus the available
funding and resources to actually achieve the required levels of service;
x
the one-time nature of JEPP capital funding that does not provide for operating,
maintenance or life-cycle costs;
x
no base-line funding for ongoing processes;
x
the focus of funding on individual projects rather than approaches that encourage
regional solutions;
x
application and project timelines that are too stringent;
x
federal and municipal budgetary processes and fiscal year-ends that are
misaligned, e.g. municipalities work on a calendar year cycle which makes
prosecuting and completing a project within the federal fiscal-year difficult,
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particularly when spending can not begin until the project is approved and
funding authorized;
x
the lack of funding for preparedness projects such as public education, or to
establish emergency stockpiles;
x
the requirement for more flexible funding and project eligibility criteria, including
a reduction on time restrictions between applications for such activities as plan
writing and hazard, risk, and vulnerability analysis; and,
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the need for eligibility criteria to better reflect community needs.
5.3
Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements
Emergency related Financial Assistance Programs have existed in Canada since April
1952; they were initially established to assist provinces and territories with the
development of civil defence plans, and to reimburse the financial costs of associated
services. While political and financial support for Emergency Measures and the Financial
Assistance Program has seen considerable volatility over the years, it was nevertheless
recognized that costs associated with disasters were unpredictable and that such costs
could easily overwhelm a province’s ability to cope. As such, in 1970, the federal
government established a clearly defined administrative framework, known as the
Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements; the new program replaced the Financial
Assistance Program as the means by which provinces and territories would defray the
cost of disasters. Initially the program was also intended as a means of financing projects
in support of national emergency response capabilities, but this function was eventually
taken over by the JEPP program in 1980 (McConnell 2002). Payments made under the
DFAA have tended to vary greatly; with more recent expenditures ranging from about
$7.5 million in 1990-91 to over $144 million in 1996-97, with the total amount spent in
2007-08 being just over $76 million (McConnell 2002; Public Accounts of Canada,
Transfer Payments, 2008).
Of note for non-federal levels of government and responder communities are the changes
to funding eligibility found in the newly revised DFAA Guidelines which came into
effect in January 2008. This program will now only fund costs associated with natural
disasters; this represents a considerable narrowing of the scope of the program from the
previous Guidelines which had not differentiated between natural or other emergencies.
Similarly, limitations have also been placed on what will be deemed to be eligible
expenses. Specifically, it is stated that:
The DFAA are intended to address natural disasters resulting in extensive
property damage or disruption of the delivery of essential goods and services.
They do not apply to:
x disasters whose effects are limited to a single economic production sector;
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x
x
x
chronic or pandemic health emergencies, including recurring or new
public health threats;
public order, civil disorder, criminal and terrorist acts, or international
armed conflict;
the fighting of forest, prairie, grass or wild fires, except where they pose a
threat to built-up areas, and then primarily for pre-emptive actions,
evacuation and damaged infrastructure restoration (Public Safety Canada
DFAA Revised Guidelines 2008, Section 1.4).
While the emphasis of the DFAA under the revised Guidelines is on natural disasters,
provisions do still exist for financial assistance to provinces when other emergencies are
declared, but these must be deemed an emergency of concern to the Government of
Canada in order to be eligible for federal funding. The final authority for determination
that an emergency event is eligible for financial assistance rests with the Governor in
Council and the Minister under the terms of the Emergency Management Act (Public
Safety Canada DFAA Revised Guidelines 2008, Section 1.6). At the moment, there is no
indication that this new approach will impact the JEPP program, which continues to
apply an all-hazards emergency focus in its effort to develop the national emergency
response and recovery capability. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile to ask what the changes
to the DFAA funding eligibility may signal, and similarly what implications there may be
for non-federal emergency management, particularly given that primary responsibility for
disaster response and associated expenses constitutionally rest with the provinces.
Other revisions of note in the new DFAA Guidelines are the emphasis and importance
given to pre-emptive action, as well as the value of actions or solutions that mitigate risks
associated with recurring events (Public Safety Canada DFAA Revised Guidelines 2008
Sections 3.2.1. and 3.2.2, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, and 3.4). Where non-federal levels of government
fail to identify and mitigate potential risks from natural hazards, and expenses are
consequently incurred as a result, such costs may be ineligible for funding under the
Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (Public Safety Canada DFAA Revised
Guidelines 2008, Section 3.6).
Also of increasing importance for funding eligibility under the DFAA will be the ability
of non-federal levels to differentiate between incremental costs, capabilities, and services,
related to a disaster from those which are deemed normal operating expenses and incident
management functions (Public Safety Canada DFAA Revised Guidelines 2008, Sections
4.1.1, 4.1.3). In addition, non-federal levels will be required to breakout the incremental
costs associated with intra-governmental expenses incurred during an emergency when
capabilities are ‘shared’ between departments and agencies (Public Safety Canada DFAA
Revised Guidelines 2008, Sections 4.5.7). The recent survey conducted by the Standing
Senate Committee on National Security and Defence (2008) found that out of 92
communities that responded, 79% confirmed that agreements between communities to
provide mutual assistance in the event of a disaster was considered a necessity; 80% of
the municipalities also indicated they already had such agreements in place. Being able
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to identify and quantify incremental costs associated with such a network of capabilities
and capacities will become increasingly important for defining eligible disaster funding.
Given the focus that the DFAA Revised Guidelines place upon natural hazards, the
current CSS initiative to partner with Natural Resources Canada and Environment
Canada is both timely and meaningful. The proposed project which seeks to develop
natural hazard risk assessment methods, once operationalized, would offer a means
to: quantify the relative risks (economic, physical, social) posed to Canada by those
hazards; would evaluate how the identified risks can best be mitigated; and, would ensure
results are used to inform policy and guide investments (by government, public and
private sectors) in risk reduction (Lowe/Simonds 2008). The anticipated outputs would
provide the necessary tools for more effective management of natural hazards at both the
federal and non-federal levels, and would also provide the necessary information to
substantiate federal emergency funding.
5.4
Joint Emergency Planning Program
First established in October 1980 as a new initiative, the objective of JEPP is to develop
and/or enhance the national emergency response capability through jointly-funded federal
provincial projects. Federal-provincial funding contributions are determined through a
negotiation process that considers factors such as project alignment and contribution to
national priorities, provincial requirements, other competing projects, and available
funding. The proportion of federal funding allocated toward total project costs range
from 50% to 75%. Annual funding allocations have varied from an average allocation in
the 1980’s and early 1990’s of $6 to $6.5 million, to a low of $4.5 million in 1997-98;
2008 funding levels have once again rebounded, with contributions of over $7.8 million
being distributed to provinces pursuant to the Emergency Preparedness Act (McConnell
2002; Public Accounts of Canada, Transfer Payments, 2008).
The program has undergone several changes over the years to address procedural,
administrative, auditing and accountability concerns. For instance in 1994-95, block
funding arrangements were introduced that were intended to earmark funds for the use of
each province or territory based on a formula of $150,000 plus $0.10 per head of
population (McConnell 2002). This new approach replaced the previous ‘first-come firstserve’ process that had prevailed up to that point. Currently, earmarked funds are held by
the federal government for use against approved projects within the relevant provincial
jurisdiction, and represent 75% of the JEPP budgetary portfolio. Proposals submitted by
provinces and territories are first considered for funding against these earmarked funds up
to the maximum allowable, after which proposals are considered against ‘regular’ funds
that may be available in the annual JEPP budget portfolio; project approval processes for
regular funds are merit-based and competed nationally. Within the budgetary limitations
set by Cabinet in any given fiscal year, the annual maximum any one province or territory
may receive is $4 million; the annual maximum funding ceiling for any one project is
$3 million. JEPP monies have typically been “distributed among over 430 projects
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annually with an average federal contribution of $10K per project” (Public Safety, JEPP
Manual, n.p.).
The principle upon which JEPP funding rests is that it is only intended as ‘seed’ money to
assist provinces and territories to get started on required projects, rather than as a vehicle
for long-term or life-cycle requirements. Yet, despite the alleged ‘proactive’ nature of the
program, JEPP funding, like that of the DFAA program, only provide monies to the
provinces or territories in the form of reimbursement for eligible expenses already
incurred against an approved project. Provinces are required to provide proof of paid
invoices and confirmation that projects have been completed before eligible federal
funding becomes payable; a process that, throughout the literature reviewed, has been
criticized by non-federal levels as being slow and unresponsive. What the JEPP program,
gives little recognition to, is the reality that non-federal levels do not necessarily have
readily available or sustainable funding sources for development of emergency response
capability. The challenges faced at the municipal level for funding in support of routine
emergency preparedness, equipment, and personnel, is confirmed throughout the
literature reviewed, such as municipal budgetary information, reports commissioned by
the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (GCSI 2004; National Security Group 2006),
the Canada West Report (Ploeg, 2004), and examinations of provincial-municipal
expenditures undertaken by Enid Slack (2007) of the Institute on Municipal Finance and
Governance.
A further complication for non-federal levels which seek JEPP assistance is that such
funding is allocated annually by Parliament with no guarantee of what funding levels will
be from year-to-year. The consequence is that JEPP projects, even if they are expected to
be multi-year initiatives, may only seek approval for current fiscal year funding; multiyear projects are required to re-submit each year without assurance that the project once
reviewed will continue to be funded. Such uncertain funding represents a significant gap
for strategic planning and initiatives to develop national emergency response capabilities.
Non-federal levels also face funding challenges with regard to protection of critical
infrastructure, of which 80% is privately owned. JEPP for instance, does not permit
payments to businesses, nor can JEPP funds be used in such a manner that a business
would profit and/or increase in value as a result of such expenditures. It is currently not
clear how non-federal levels can or should address the question of protecting privately
held critical infrastructure, or how to ensure businesses comply with national emergency
planning objectives. But there are other challenges as well. For instance, while 84% of
Emergency Managers who responded to the recent survey by the Standing Senate
Committee on National Security and Defence (2008) indicated that local critical
infrastructure had been identified, only 58% had a plan in place of how to protect it. In
addition, significant confusion exists with regard to whether or not federal and provincial
critical infrastructure may exist within a municipality’s boundary, including who has
responsibility for its protection.
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There have been several evaluations provided of the JEPP program since its inception;
these include the work of such authors as David McConnell (2002), the independent
program evaluation of JEPP conducted in 2003 1 for Public Safety Canada, and the reports
of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence in 2004 and 2008.
While the general consensus of these various reports acknowledges that JEPP offers a
unique and worthwhile program toward achieving national emergency preparedness and
response objectives, there are nevertheless significant weaknesses that are identified. The
main issues that have been raised include: questions about the relevance of JEPP; the lack
of clarity about the program, its terms, conditions, application and approval processes; the
appropriateness of the program criteria, priorities, and outcome expectations in relation to
the parameters and levels of available funding; and, its role, responsibilities,
accountabilities and general responsiveness to the communities it is intended to support.
The independent program evaluation conducted of JEPP in 2003, was to be followed by
periodic evaluations every five years. The evaluation that was anticipated to take place in
2008 has not as yet been completed and/or released. Such evaluations are required to
comply with Treasury Board policy on Program Evaluation (April 2001), and must
specifically address questions pertaining to program relevance, success and costeffectiveness. It is worth noting that the current JEPP program will only be in effect until
March 31, 2009; an evaluation of the effectiveness of the program is required as part of
the Treasury Board approval process for renewal of the program’s terms and conditions.
It is recommended that both the program evaluation process and the Treasury Board
renewal process be monitored over the coming months for their findings and the
implications for non-federal levels.
5.5
Business Planning Cycles and Preparedness Standards
As discussed above, the primary funding mechanisms available to non-federal levels of
government in support of emergency management are: the municipal tax base; the
DFAA; and, the jointly-funded federal provincial JEPP program. Several factors can
influence the success of the business planning cycle associated with emergency planning,
preparedness and response capabilities, including: whether the principles of emergency
management are adhered to 2; the efficacy of the processes used to identify, assess, and
manage risk from all-hazards relevant to the community; and, application of standards
and best practices in support of effective emergency management and business continuity
planning.
1
Only excerpts of this report have been made available by Public Safety Canada; efforts to
obtain a full copy of the report continue.
2
The principles endorsed by the International Association of Emergency Managers, state that
emergency management must be: comprehensive, progressive, risk-driven, integrated, collaborative,
coordinated, flexible, and professional (2007, 4).
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Until recently, the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 1600 Standard on
Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs, an Americanfocused publication, has been a primary reference for those with Emergency Management
responsibilities. In August 2008, the Canadian Standards Association published the
Canadian version of this document, the CSA Z1600-08 Emergency Management and
Business Continuity Programs. Related documents such as the CSA 731-03 Emergency
Preparedness and Response, CSA Z763 (R2006) Introduction to Environmental Risk
Assessment Studies, and CSA Q850-97 (R2007) Risk Management Guideline for
Decision Makers, will eventually be incorporated and/or closely aligned with the CSA
Z1600-08. What is worthwhile to note is the high level of collaboration that has
facilitated the development and application of such documents. Collaboration across and
between Canadian stakeholders has included federal and provincial government agencies,
emergency management organizations, first responder groups, and industry, with funding
being provided by Public Safety Canada. Cross-border and international liaison has also
taken place with such groups as the American Homeland Security Standards Panel, the
NFPA 1600 Technical Committee, the ISO Advisory Group on Security, and the ISO TC
223 on Societal Security. Such Standards, which seek to harmonize public and private
sector approaches to emergency management and business continuity programs and
processes, represent the benchmark against which existing programs should ideally be
assessed. The Standards have been specifically developed to support Public Safety
Canada, provincial and municipal emergency management organizations, and other
organizations in Canada already using the NFPA 1600 (Shanahan 2008).
The recent changes to the focus of DFAA funding, and the as yet unknown outcome of
the Treasury Board review of JEPP funding mechanisms and processes will, without
doubt, impact strategic emergency preparedness, business planning cycles, and resource
management at non-federal levels. Clarity on what changes, if any, will be made to
JEPP will be an important component toward establishing a feasible way ahead for
business planning at non-federal levels of government, particularly if the misalignment
between federal and municipal budgetary processes and fiscal year-end are not addressed.
Given that considerable progress has been made toward commonly accepted emergency
management principles, standards and processes, including business continuity planning,
the pivotal component for effective resource and capability management rests with the
efficacy of risk assessment methodologies, tools and processes that are available to nonfederal levels of government. As CSS Capability Based Planning, CNIMS, and allhazard risk assessment models are refined, it is recommended that concurrent research be
conducted to identify the specific practical linkages and opportunities these processes
offer for resource and capability management that leverage available funding
mechanisms.
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Conclusions
The application of risk-based methods is now commonly used at the non-federal level for
appropriating funding and aligning resources in support of emergency response.
However, as is readily acknowledged by the Emergency Management community,
disparity in the efficacy and rigor of methodologies, analysis, and tools have impeded the
ability of municipalities to fully benefit from risk assessment as a capability and resource
planning tool. Similarly, efforts toward collaborative public/private risk assessment,
and/or partnerships in the area of critical infrastructure protection and emergency
response, have had mixed success. The challenges primarily stem from confusion
regarding roles, mandates, and authorities; fears about confidentiality of information; and,
regulatory constraints associated with public funding frameworks and mechanisms.
Availability of adequate funding, including responsive and accountable financial
processes, remains a significant impediment to the development of sustainable local,
provincial and national level emergency response capabilities. While programs such as
the DFAA and JEPP are recognized as worthwhile and are widely used, the level of
satisfaction has been extremely low. In the case of JEPP, independent evaluations and
user feedback have identified significant weaknesses and concerns about how effective
such a program actually is toward achieving national emergency preparedness and
response objectives.
What these global findings confirm is the need for and utility of, a reusable all-hazards
framework for analyzing risk that is linked to capability and resource planning. CSS
initiatives offer strategically important tools toward development of national emergency
response capabilities, multi-level decision-making, and sustainable funding for nonfederal levels of government. Specifically, the Capability Based Planning Pilot Project,
CNIMS, and the Natural Resources/Environment Canada initiative will address current
gaps in the ability of non-federal levels to meet their legislated responsibilities and
chronic funding challenges by: providing connectivity between tools that analyze
intentional and unintentional risks to Canadians from all-hazards, including CBRNE
threats, natural, industrial, and accidental hazards; by identifying capability and capacity
requirements across the risk spectrum; and, by providing a standardized means to
differentiate between routine and incremental costs associated with incident management.
Such tools will provide essential and tangible means by which non-federal levels of
government can substantiate their funding requirements at the municipal level, as well as
for DFAA and JEPP resources. In addition, the rigor that such tools offer will ensure that
federal requirements under the Results-based Management and Accountability
Framework, and the Risk-based Audit Framework, can be met.
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Recommendations
The CSS/Natural Resources/Environment Canada partnership offers a comprehensive and
potentially unifying risk assessment approach across non-federal levels of government
that should continue to be pursued. In light of the findings in this report, the value of the
proposed assessment models and tools to non-federal levels include:
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
flexible and adaptable assessment tools that can meet user needs;
standards-based;
open source;
scalable (i.e. operate at national, regional or local scales);
modular (provide capacity to consider additional hazards);
customizable (provide for user-defined hazard specifications);
compatible with methodologies in use by other government
departments/jurisdictions;
well-documented operational guidelines;
accountability mechanisms; and,
offer senior decision-makers the information and means to link capability
requirements, to resource planning and funding processes, in support of multilevel government strategic planning (Lowe/Simonds 2008).
Notwithstanding the promise that such initiatives represent, a word of caution is in order.
A growing body of public management, performance measurement and accountability
literature now indicates that the efficacy and success of public sector programs is
critically impacted by whether such programs pay sufficient attention to influencing
factors such as: the social and political context within which such programs are
developed and effected; whether public managers are actively engaged; and whether
consideration is given to how linkages can be forged between strategic planning
processes, operational implementation, information-seeking, the assessment and
management processes, and the challenges of public accountability. This is particularly
important when such programs are multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency in nature;
policies, programs and values may differ considerably, such that in practice it becomes
difficult to align goals, or identify commonly acceptable assessment indicators or data
across stakeholder decision-makers. It is recommended that CSS explore the insights this
body of literature offers for the development and successful implementation of an allhazard risk assessment model and tools.
There is currently a lack of coherent, aggregate, and detailed information specific to
municipal expenditures on all-hazard emergency services and response activities in
relation to the available municipal tax base, and other funding sources. Similarly, there is
a lack of clarity about what aspects of first responder capabilities are conducted as routine
functions and what aspects constitute expenditures, incremental or otherwise, that should
be captured against municipal all-hazard emergency response capabilities. For instance,
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in 2005 police and fire services represented 17% of the total expenditures of local general
government under Protection of Persons and Property (Slack, 2007); but, it is not readily
apparent how much of that can be defined as expenditures, incremental or otherwise, in
direct support of all-hazard emergency response. Such data will become increasingly
important in order to establish and understand funding trends, baseline costing
requirements, and to differentiate between routine and incremental expenditures; such
data should ideally include expenditure information by hazard area.
The current JEPP program will only be in effect until March 31, 2009; an evaluation of
the effectiveness of the program is required as part of the Treasury Board approval
process for renewal of the program’s terms and conditions. It is recommended that both
the program evaluation process and the Treasury Board renewal process be monitored
over the coming months for their findings and the implications for non-federal levels.
How JEPP funding mechanisms and processes are shaped in future will determine the
strategic and business planning cycle that non-federal levels should consider. Of
particular importance will be what changes, if any, will be made to reconcile the
misalignment between federal and municipal budgetary processes and fiscal year-end. It
is also recommended that research be conducted to identify the specific practical linkages
and opportunities such processes as Capability Based Planning, CNIMS, and all-hazard
risk assessment models offer non-federal levels toward resource and capability
management.
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Annexes List of annexes 3:
Annex A Research Institutes Short List
Annex B Research Institutes Long List
Annex C Academic Specialists by University
Annex D Specialist Consultants
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Research Objectives
Current Research Projects
The principal objectives are:
• to develop risk-based methodologies, standards and tools
based on scientific models of environmental risk assessment
focusing on methodologies that are practical and evidencebased.
• to establish an integrated scientific framework for theoretical
and practical principles of integrated environmental risk
assessment and management, based on actual risk
management decisions.
• to disseminate methods, research results and experiences with
environmental risk assessment.
NERAM integrates multi-disciplinary scientific knowledge and
expertise across Canada to provide a comprehensive approach
to environmental risk assessment and risk management that
supports more effective and efficient environmental protection
practices and decision-making. NERAM considers such issues
as: deregulation; public sector downsizing; devolution of
responsibility for environmental risk assessment and
management from federal to lower levels of government and
industry; the need for consistency/agreement on Risk
Assessment methodologies; and, the need for more consistent
and credible message in communicating about environmental
risk
Research Institutes: Short List - Academic and Research Institutes Database
Institute for Risk Research (IRR) and the
Network for Environmental Risk Assessment
and Management (NERAM)
University of Waterloo (uwaterloo.ca)
The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
ƒ A decision support tool for disaster risk management - Principal Investigators: Dr.
Slobodan Simonovic, Dr. William Leiss, Dr. Donald Burn, Dr. Hanping Hong
(ICLR) is a research Institute committed to the
development of disaster prevention knowledge,
Today disaster risk reductions are attempted on the basis of a number of different
and the broad dissemination of these research
conceptual approaches to ‘risk'. The fallibility/unreliability of human judgment of natural
findings. Established by Canada’s property and
disaster risk has been demonstrated in the past. Decision-makers are well aware of their
own practice of attaching more weight to the perception of risk than to real risk impacts. In
Note: The Institute has established working
casualty insurers to reduce disaster losses, the
spite of the awareness of these weaknesses a very basic confusion continues to permeate
partnerships with a select group of national and Institute is internationally recognized for
both engineering and societal disaster risk decisions. Disaster risk management is
international organizations that share their
leadership in multi-disciplinary disaster prevention considered in the proposed research as a decision problem. The proposed work is aimed at
the development of a decision support tool for (a) qualitative framing of the disaster risk
vision, e.g.: Canadian Red Cross Society;
research. The objective is to conduct quality
problem/s; (b) quantitative disaster risk assessment; and (c) integrated disaster risk and risk
Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation
disaster research, including a program focusing
issue/s management.
Research Network; Centre for Disaster
on the social and health impacts of disasters, for
Education and Research; Climate Change and better public policy and disaster management.
ƒ Role of Government in services for natural disaster reduction - Principal Investigators: Dr.
Gordon McBean, Dr. J. Davies, Dr. A. Slivinski, Dr. P. Kopas
Health Office; Disaster Prevention Research
Institute, Kyoto; Emergency Management
ICLR has established four research priorities to
This research project will investigate the past and present roles of government scientific
Ontario; Federation of Canadian Municipalities; improve knowledge about how to prevent natural agencies in activities that provide information and services contributing to the reduction in
Geological Survey of Canada; Health Canada; hazards from becoming disasters and ways to
impacts of natural hazards in Canada. These activities include weather forecasting,
earthquake and water monitoring and surveys and the science that supports their better
Institute for Business and Home Safety;
reduce the social and economic impact of these
understanding. The analysis will examine, from both the economic and policy points-of-view,
Insurance Bureau of Canada; Meteorological
events. Research priorities include:
the rationale for a government role and how it has changed. The study will also include a
Service of Canada; National Research Council
comparison of the Canadian situation with the roles in other countries (US, UK, Australia). In
Canada; Natural Hazard Centre, Colorado;
ƒReducing wind and earthquake damage to
recent years, while the government sector has been reduced, there has been growth in the
academic and private sectors and the study will consider the relative merits of the roles of
Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and
housing, other buildings and infrastructure.
these sectors. The information and analysis generated by this project will provide input into
Emergency Preparedness; Ontario Research
ƒUnderstanding disaster risk management and
decision making by governments on appropriate roles and funding for agencies in the
and Development Challenge Fund; Research
prevention.
future, consistent with their roles in disaster reduction.
Alliance for Disaster Resilient Cities.
ƒEnhancing government science related to
natural disasters.
ƒImproving community actions for disaster
mitigation.
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction and
National Disaster Health Research Network
University of Western Ontario (uwo.ca)
Top Choices for Engagement in
Preliminary Research and
Development of a Reuseable AllHazard Risk Framework
Academic Research Institute
Dr. John Shortreed,
Executive Director
Alan Davenport
(Research Director)
Dr. Paul Kovacs
(Executive Director)
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Dr. Shortreed
IRR and NERAM
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
Tel : (519) 888-4567, ext. 35527
Fax : (519) 725-4834
Email: shortree@uwaterloo.ca
London office
1491 Richmond Street
London, Canada
N6G 2M1
Tel: (519) 661-3234
Fax: (519) 661-4273
Toronto office
20 Richmond Street East,
Suite 210
Toronto, Canada
M5C 2R9
Tel: (416) 364-8677
Fax: (416) 364-5889
info@iclr.org
Contact Info
irr-neram@uwaterloo.ca
http://www.iclr.org/index.htm
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Dr. William Leiss,
Director
Risk Communication Node
Research Institutes: Short List - Academic and Research Institutes Database
Dr. Dan Krewski,
Director
Dr. Steve Hrudey,
Associate Director
Dr. Cindy Jardine,
Director
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
Ottawa Node
Current Research Projects
Dr. George Dixon,
Director
Research Objectives
Middle Node
IRR and NERAM (Research Nodes)
Western Node
Academic Research Institute
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Dr. William Leiss
NSERC/SSHRC Research Chair
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Tel: (403) 220-8579
Fax: (403) 282-0095
Email: wleiss@uottawa.ca
Dr. Dan Krewski
McLaughlin Centre for Population
Health Risk Assessment Inst. of
Population Health
University of Ottawa
451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5
Tel: (613) 562-5800, ext. 8261
Fax: (613) 562-5465
Email: dkrewski@uottawa.ca
Webpage:
lrsp.carleton.ca:16080/directors/kr
ewski
Dr. George Dixon
Department of Biology
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Tel.: (519) 888-4567, ext. 32531
Fax: (519) 746-0614
Email:
dgdixon@sciborg.uwaterloo.ca
Webpage:
www.biology.uwaterloo.ca/people/
gdixon
Dr. Steve Hrudey
Faculty of Medicine
Professor of Environmental Health
Public Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Alberta, Edmonton,
AB
Tel.: (780) 492-6807
Fax: (780) 492-0364
Email: steve.hrudey@ualberta.ca
Webpage:
www.publichealth.ualberta.ca/stev
e_hrudey.cfm
Dr. Cindy Jardine
Dept. of Human Ecology
302 Human Ecology Bldg.
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2N1
Tel.: (780) 492-2626
Fax: (780) 492-4821
Email: cindy.jardine@ualberta.ca
Webpage:
www.re.ualberta.ca/People/Index
Contact Info
www.leiss.ca
Website
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Research projects are jointly sponsored by Simon
Fraser University and agencies responsible for
public safety, such as the BC Emergency
Preparedness Program (PEP) and Public Safety
and Emergency Preparedness Canada (OCIPEP).
A key element of the Centre is the inclusion of
public policy research on how to effectively
transfer the results of scientific research to the
people who need and can use it. By integrating
physical science with social policy research,
CNHR aims to lead the way in making Canada
more resilient to natural disasters.
The mandate of the CNHR is to conduct
innovative research on geophysical processes
that are a threat to the population and economic
infrastructure of Canada.
Research Objectives
Research Institutes: Short List - Academic and Research Institutes Database
The Centre for Natural Hazard Research
(CNHR)
Simon Fraser University (sfu.ca)
Academic Research Institute
Floods: Examination of different types of floods to better understand
their causes and to evaluate risk to existing economic infrastructure on
floodplains. Flood types that will be studied include rainfall- and
snowmelt-triggered floods, ice-jam floods, and outbursts from moraine-,
glacier-, and landslide-dammed lakes. Research will focus on
antecedent conditions associated with different types of floods, relations
between flooding and high sediment supply to rivers, floodplain hazard
mapping, and quantification of flood risk. Flood research will involve
collaborations with hydrologists at the University of British Columbia,
the National Hydrology Research Centre in Saskatoon, and the BC
Government.
Volcanism: CNHR and the Geological Survey of Canada will
collaborate on research on hazards posed by young volcanoes in
western Canada, including Mount Baker, Mount Garibaldi, Mount
Cayley, and Mount Meager. The hazards include ash fallout, pyroclastic
flows, landslides, lahars (volcanic debris flows), outburst floods from
lakes impounded by landslides on the flanks of volcanoes, and
downstream aggradation of floodplains. The focus of this research will
be documenting downstream effects of eruptions and landslides on
volcanoes using stratigraphic and geophysical methods.
Snow avalanches: Avalanche researchers conduct theoretical studies
of mechanisms of avalanche formation and movement. They also
investigate antecedent weather conditions that favour avalanches.
These data can be used to produce maps of high-use recreation areas
in BC depicting avalanche hazards and risk. Such maps will be made
available to the public and to groups responsible for public safety
through a partnership with the Canadian Avalanche Association.
Landslides: Research on causes, mechanisms, distribution, and age of landslides in
western Canada to provide a better understanding of landslide hazard and risk.
Collaborative research with University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, BC Forest
Service, and the Geological Survey of Canada to create a broad-based, cooperative
landslide program that includes field-based studies of landslides, mapping, laboratory
investigations of soil properties, computer modelling of rock slope stability and movement,
and studies of the impacts of groundwater on the stability of potentially unstable slopes.
Researchers are involved in: (1) characterization of landslides in forested terrain in BC; (2)
risk assessment in forestry-related landslides; (3) integrated numerical modelling and field
instrumentation of major rockslides; (4) coupled groundwater-mechanical modelling of
landslide failure mechanisms; (5) application of rock and soil engineering principles in
landslide hazard assessment; (6) application of GIS in landslide investigations; (7)
application of remote sensing techniques in landslide research; and (8) damage
mechanisms, with particular emphasis on rock slope failures.
Earthquake and tsunamis: Research aimed at determining the
frequency, magnitude, and effects of earthquakes in the recent geologic
past. Specific research topics include geological investigations of
prehistoric earthquakes and tsunamis, geophysical modelling of surface
deformation related to strain accumulation in the crust, assessment of
the liquefaction potential of sediments in earthquake-prone areas, the
response of rock slopes to seismic shaking, three-dimensional imaging
of the near-surface and deeper crust to identify faults capable of strong
earthquakes, and onshore mapping and interpretation of geological
features indicative of recent crustal deformation. This information is
expected to be relevant to emergency planners and officials in the BC
Provincial Emergency Program, as it will allow them to model realistic
scenarios in order to prepare for damage caused by earthquakes.
Current Research Projects
Dr. Tucker Program
Manager
Reducing Risk from
Natural Hazards
(RRNH) Program - is
tasked to develop and
deliver a suite of
products that will help
reduce the impact of
natural hazards on the
Canadian population,
economy and
infrastructure by
targeting investments
towards the best
opportunities for risk
reduction and on
enhancing our
understanding of these
hazards.
Dr. John Clague,
Director
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Website
Dr. Chris Tucker,
Program Manager
Reducing Risk from Natural
Hazards (RRNH) Program Emergency preparedness,
Natural Resources Canada
http://www.sfu.ca/cnhr/mandate.htm
601 Booth Street, 4th Floor,
Room. 479
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1A 0E8
Telephone: (613) 943-4245
Fax : (613) 992-0190
E-mail: cmtucker@nrcanrncan.gc.ca
http://ess.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.php
Dr. John Clague
tel. +1 778 782 4924
fax. +1 778 782 4198
Email: jclague@sfu.ca
Contact Info
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Research Objectives
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Academic Research Institute
disasters, and integration of scientific information into the political decision-making process.
Policy research is conducted on societal vulnerability and resilience to natural disasters,
societal preparedness for natural disasters, risk perception, disaster management systems,
disaster planning and training, disaster forecasting, reconciliation of natural hazard research
with human well-being, psychological and social impacts of natural disasters, community
response to natural disasters, sustainable development in areas of potential natural
Public policy and communications: Because disaster risk reduction is a human-centred
issue, it also has political, sociological, economic, and psychological dimensions. Two of the
principal objectives of CNHR are to increase public awareness of natural hazards, and to
influence public policy so as to reduce economic losses and injuries from natural disasters.
Key to CNHR's program of reducing disaster losses is research leading to hazard
identification and vulnerability analysis that is integrated into community planning and
decision-making. Research on public policy helps shape land-use practices and resource
management.
Knowledge dissemination and emergency planning: Major natural
disasters can have national, even global, effects. CNHR will archive
natural hazard information and make it available in a useful form to
governments to reduce the impact of future disasters. Research
conducted by CNHR into the impact of natural disasters on people will
lead to the creation of effective educational materials and emergency
plans.
Critical infrastructure and hazardous waste: Many hazardous
natural processes can damage critical infrastructure, including
hazardous material storage facilities. Spillage of pesticides and
petrochemicals could imperil Canada's food and water supplies, with
significant health and economic impacts. Preventative measures and
established clean-up plans, made possible with information and
strategies provided by CNHR, will help mitigate these impacts.
Climate change: The possibility of rapid climate change caused by
human modification of the Earth's atmosphere is increasingly being
recognized as a hazard. CNHR research in this area focuses on
impacts of climate warming on physical processes and the landscape.
Particular attention is given to destabilization of mountain slopes due to
massive snow and ice loss, melt of permafrost, changes in the
frequency of outburst floods from glacier- and moraine-dammed lakes,
impacts of sea-level rise on shorelines, changes in vegetation, and
changes in river hydrology and planform. The research will involve
mapping, geomorphic, stratigraphic, sedimentological, and
paleoecological studies, and comparison of aerial photographs
spanning the last 70 years.
Land-use planning: Improved understanding of natural hazards aids
land-use planners in making the best possible use of their resources for
protective structures such as dykes, thus reducing the economic and
social costs of natural disasters.
Current Research Projects
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Contact Info
Website
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Recognizing that risk pervades business, from
corporate boardrooms to manufacturing plants,
and government services from storm warnings to
transportation safety, national security to
environmental protection, the stated goal of the
Centre is to be a catalyst for interdisciplinary
knowledge generation and transfer, and a focal
point for stimulating growth in analysis,
measurement and management of risk. The
Centre builds on the academic strength and
industry experience in management,engineering,
mathematics, statistics, environmental studies,
health science, physical science, and psychology
in support of complex decision-making.
Affiliated with the Department of Mathematical and
Industrial Engineering, the Centre Risque &
Performance (CRP) is dedicated to the study of
interdependencies between lifeline networks
represented, among others, by the electrical,
natural gas, waterworks system,
telecommunications, transportation, civil security
and governmental networks. Risk management
will also be applied to technological project
management and to the development of
organizational contingency plans.
The Group has been active in the fields of
energy/environment, production management,
industriel logistics, manufacturing systems and
transportation. The Group also studies
optimization problems in science: automatic
classification, mathematical chemistry, economy.
The Group's main objective is to develop and to
apply scientific methods and techniques
(operations research, systems analysis, statistics,
computer science and applied mathematics) for
the resolution of complex problems related to
decision making in organizations.
Affiliated with the Department of Mathematical and
Industrial Engineering, this research group
functions in collaboration with École
Polytechnique, HEC Montreal, Université du
Québec à Montréal and Université McGill.
Research Objectives
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RBC Centre for Risk Management
Dalhousie University (dal.ca)
Public Policy and Governance
Other Short-listed Research
Institutes for Subsequent
Consideration by Category of
Expertise
Centre Risque and Performance
Research Group in Decision Analysis
École Polytechnique de Montréal
(polymtl.ca)
Academic Research Institute
Current Research Projects
Contact Info
Yonggan Zhao,
Canada Research
Chair (Tier II) in Risk
Management
Ronald Pelot, Director
Dr. Robert Benoît,
Director
www.polymtl.ca/crp
http://www.gerad.ca
Website
Yonggan Zhao
Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in
http://rbcriskmanagementcentre.dal.ca/
Risk Management
902 494 6972 (Phone)
902 494 1503 (Fax)
Yonggan.Zhao@dal.ca
Ronald Pelot, Director
902 494 1769 (Phone)
902 494 1503 (Fax)
Ronald.Pelot@dal.ca
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext.
4226
Fax: (514) 340-2989
Office: A-305.31
Email: benoit.robert@polymtl.ca
Address:
HEC Montreal
3000, chemin de la Côte SteCatherine
Montréal, H3T 2A7
Dr. Roland P. Malhamé, Dr. Roland Malhamé
Director
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext.
4884
Fax: (514) 340-4078
Office: A-429.10.1
Email:
roland.malhame@polymtl.ca
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
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Critical analysis of Canadian Public Sector
political and administrative reforms, management
frameworks and their implementation, innovation,
and structure of legislation.
Public Administration
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The Centre focuses on the study of governance
with regard to human interaction and its
coordination, in and between organizations and
communities. Affiliated with the Faculty of Social
Sciences, the School of Political Science and the
School of Management, the four main research
axes at the current time include:
ƒGovernance and Democracy
ƒEthics and Governance
ƒGlobal and North American Governance
ƒKnowledge, Complexity and Governance
The Centre pursues and sponsors multidisciplinary research in three broad, yet highly
interrelated themes:
• strategic change and the execution of strategic
change;
• appropriate measurements for the evaluation of
the performance of such changes;
• and the evolution of organizations undergoing
rapid change, including leadership and change
management
The Centre promotes research and knowledge on
how organisations plan and execute strategic
change and how best to measure the
performance of organizations undergoing such
change.
The Centre supports research on strategy and
organization. Its goal is to promote the execution
and dissemination of the best possible research
on issues central to organizations, especially the
formation of strategic direction, the coordination of
organizational activities, and the relationship
between organizations and society. CSSO
members employ diverse approaches to strategy
and strategic change, including
longitudinal/qualitative as well as advanced
quantitative methods.
Dr. Kevin Quigley, Assistant Professor at the
School of Public Administration, specializes in
public sector risk and crisis management,
strategic management and critical infrastructure
protection and is particularly interested in
research methods that employ interdisciplinary
and comparative approaches.
Research Objectives
Centre on Governance
University of Ottawa (uottawa.ca)
CMA Centre for Strategic Change and
Performance Measurement
Simon Fraser University (sfu.ca)
Centre for Strategy Studies in Organizations
McGill University (mcgill.ca)
School of Public Administration
Academic Research Institute
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
ƒ Risk, Regulation, and Good Governance
ƒ Critical Infrastructure Protection in Comparative Perspective:
Continuity and Emergency Planning in the Health Sector
Dr. Christian Rouillard,
Canada Research
Chair on Governance
and Public
Management (Tier II) Social Sciences and
Humanities
Dr. Caroline Andrew,
Director
Dr. Thomas Lawrence,
Director
Dr. J. Jorgensen,
Director
ƒ Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative - The goal of the initiative is Dr. Kevin Quigley,
to create opportunities for citizens, industry, NGOs and governments to Assistant Professor
engage with questions and ideas concerning the management of
Canada’s critical assets, exploring technical as well as historic, social,
political, legal and economic opportunities and constraints.
Current Research Projects
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Contact Info
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culty/Profile.php?id=71
Website
Dr. Christian Rouillard
Office: 613-562-5800 (2659)
Fax: 613-562-5350
E-mail:
christian.rouillard@uottawa.ca
Dr. Caroline Andrew
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 1702
E-mail: candrew@uOttawa.ca
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Dr. Thomas Lawrence
CMA Centre for Strategic Change
and Performance Measurement
Segal Graduate School of
Business
Simon Fraser University
Third Floor, 500 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6C 1W6
www.sfu.ca/~tblawren
Tel. 778-782-3708
Email: cma-centre@sfu.ca
Fax. 778-782-4920
Dr. J. Jorgensen
1001 Sherbrooke Street West,
Room 544
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G5
Tel.: 514-398-4027
Fax: 514-398-3876
http://www.csso.mcgill.ca/
Email:
jorgense@management.mcgill.ca
Kevin.Quigley@dal.ca
Dr. Kevin Quigley
902-494-3782
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Dr. Andrew Muller, Co-director, is a professor of
Economics, Natural Resource and Environmental
Economics, and Industrial Organization. Research
interests lie in using laboratory experiments in
economics to investigate aspects of
environmental regulation and voluntary
contributions to public goods. He also is
interested in the economic valuation of
environmental services using conjoint analysis of
stated preferences, a form of contingent valuation.
Dr. Mestelman, Co-director, is a professor of
Economics whose research interests include
Quantitative Studies in Economics and
Population, Public Sector Economics (Provision of
Public Goods, Social Choice), Applied
Microeconomics (regulation, environmental
economics, industrial organization), and
Experimental Economics.
This laboratory is dedicated to computer-mediated
interactive experiments in economics and related
disciplines. The lab is available to researchers
outside of McMaster University who wish to study
market institutions and collective decision-making
and use laboratory methods in their research.
The Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security
Studies (CCISS) is an Organized Research Unit
under the aegis of the Norman Paterson School of
International Affairs (NPSIA) focusing specifically
on Intelligence and National Security studies.
Research initiatives have addressed topics such
as ethics and intelligence; Canadian intelligence
history; international intelligence relations;
peacekeeping intelligence, intelligence and
counter- terrorism, financial intelligence; critical
energy infrastructure protection; and intelligence
oversight and review. In collaboration with the
Integrated Threat Assessment Centre (ITAC) the
Centre is engaged in preparation of open-source
assessment studies on Trends in Terrorism,
addressing topics of priority concern to Canada’s
S&I and law enforcement communities.
Research Objectives
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Experimental Economics Laboratory
McMaster University (mcmaster.ca)
Public Economics
Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security
Studies (CCISS)
Carleton University (carleton.ca)
Secure/Open Source Intel
Academic Research Institute
Current Research Projects
Dr. Jez Littlewood
Telephone: 613-520-2600 ext
6659
Email:
Jeremy_Littlewood@carleton.ca
Contact Info
http://www.carleton.ca/cciss/
Website
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http://socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.c
a/~econ/faculty/mullera/index.html
Dr. Andrew Muller
Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 437
E-mail: mullera@mcmaster.ca
Voice: (905) 525-9140, ext. 23831
Fax: (905) 521-8232
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Department of Economics
McMaster University
Hamilton Ontario
Dr. Andrew Muller, Co- CANADA L8S 4M4
director
Dr. Mestelman
Office: KTH 403
Office Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext.
23113
Fax: (905) 521-8232
Email: mestelma@mcmaster.ca
Dr. Stuart Mestelman,
Co-director
Dr. Jez Littlewood,
Director
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Relevant research streams of the "Group for the
Analysis of Psychosocial Health" (GAP-Santé)
include:
ƒSocial Environment and Stress
ƒInvestigation of Organisational Stress and Health
ƒRisk Representation
ƒCommunity Well-being
Research Objectives
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Disaster and Emergency Management Program The Program focuses on five conceptual areas:
(Master's Level Program)
• Public Safety and Security
• Environmental Issues and Disaster Management
• Business Continuity Management
• Technology and Disaster Management
• Risk and Social Vulnerability
York University (yorku.ca)
Practical Applications
The Centre for Policy Research on Science and CPROST engages in research on the relationship
Technology and the associated Telematics
between public policy and technology. It brings
Research Laboratory
together practitioners and scholars to study the
interaction of advances in science and
technology, their implementation in the
marketplace, and their impacts on community and
individual interests.
Simon Fraser University (sfu.ca)
Disaster Communications
GAP-Santé, Institute of Population Health
University of Ottawa (uottawa.ca)
Psychosocial
Academic Research Institute
Dr. Louise Lemyre,
Director and
McLaughlin Research
Chair on Psychosocial
Aspects of Risk and
Health
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
Note: The Telematics Research Laboratory (TRL) is currently engaged
in a number of projects utilizing wireless telecommunications aimed at
developing robust systems that are scalable, connectable to and
interoperable with terrestrial and space-based systems to enable rapid
deployment during and after disasters.
Dr. David Etkin
Director, EM Graduate
Program
ƒDisaster Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness (Dr. Peter
Dr. Adam Holbrook,
Anderson) - The convergence of computers and communications, and Associate Director
the accelerating growth of global information networking is beginning to
have profound impact on the organization of disaster mitigation,
planning and response at all levels of society. During the past decade,
Peter Anderson through CPROST and its associated Telematics
Research Laboratory (TRL) have been participating in these
developments through applied disaster communication research in
Canada and abroad in collaboration with civil emergency organizations
at all levels of government and with the United Nations and international
disaster relief organizations.
ƒSocial Analysis of Risk: Security, Environment and Population Health
ƒPsychosocial Risk Manager (PRiMer): Computer-based Pre-Event
Training
ƒPsychosocial Risk Assessment and Management (RAM) Tools to
Enhance Response to CBRN Attacks and Threats in Canada
ƒPublic Perceptions and Acceptable Levels of Health Risk Among
Canadians
ƒCaring About Healthcare Workers as First Responders: Enhancing
Capacity for Gender-Based Support Mechanisms in Emergency
Preparedness Planning
ƒRisk and Stress: Anticipation and Perception in Psychosocial
Management of Terrorist Threats
ƒR. Samuel McLaughlin Research Chair on Psychosocial Aspects of
Risk and Health
Current Research Projects
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
http://www.gapsante.uottawa.ca/English/index.php
Website
http://www.yorku.ca/akevents/aca
demic/SAS/faculty/SASfacultyProfi
le.asp?id=559
Dr. David Etkin
Office: 258C Atk
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 44016
Email: etkin@yorku.ca
Peter S. Anderson, M.A.
peter_anderson@sfu.ca
www.cmns.sfu.ca/people/faculty/a
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Dr. Adam Holbrook
778-782-5192
jholbroo@sfu.ca
www.sfu.ca/cprost/docs/adamholb
http://www.sfu.ca/cprost/
rook-cv.pdf
Dr. Richard Smith (Director)
smith@sfu.ca
www.cmns.sfu.ca/people/faculty/s
mith_r.html
Dr. Louise Lemyre
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext.2321
E-mail: louise.lemyre@uottawa.ca
http://www.socialsciences.uottawa
.ca/psy/eng/profDetails.asp?id=21
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Research Focus: Quantitative uncertainty
Development and improvement of techniques used for uncertainty
analysis and risk assessment of natural and
analysis with the goal to improve the risk and reliability prediction of
engineering systems against unforeseen hazards. natural and physical systems due to natural and man-made hazards.
The research has broad implications for risk
assessment projects in structural, marine,
aerospace, and petroleum industries, as well as
for risk modeling in finance, economics, and
national defense-related initiatives.
Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering
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The Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security
Studies (CCISS) is an Organized Research Unit
under the aegis of the Norman Paterson School of
International Affairs (NPSIA) focusing specifically
on Intelligence and National Security studies.
Research initiatives have addressed topics such
as ethics and intelligence; Canadian intelligence
history; international intelligence relations;
peacekeeping intelligence, intelligence and
counter- terrorism, financial intelligence; critical
energy infrastructure protection; and intelligence
oversight and review. In collaboration with the
Integrated Threat Assessment Centre (ITAC) the
Centre is engaged in preparation of open-source
assessment studies on Trends in Terrorism,
addressing topics of priority concern to Canada’s
S&I and law enforcement communities.
Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security
Studies (CCISS)
Current Research Projects
Promotes teaching, research and public outreach
initiatives in the area of security and defence
studies, including conflict management and
resolution.
Dr. Hugh Chipman, Canada Research Chair in
Mathematical Modelling specializes in developing
mathematical models of large and complex
datasets that can be used to better understand
scientific phenomena. The research will lead to
the application of mathematical models to drug
discovery, genetics, environmental science,
marketing, security, and manufacturing.
Research Objectives
The Centre for Security and Defence Studies
(CSDS)
Carleton University (carleton.ca)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Acadia University (acadiau.ca)
Academic Research Institute
Contact Info
Dr. Abhijit Sarkar,
Canada Research
Chair in Analysis and
Management of Risk
Dr. Jez Littlewood,
Director
Dr. David Mendeloff,
Director
Dr. Abhijit Sarkar
Department: (613) 520-5784
Office: (613) 520-2600 ext. 6320
Home: (613) 521-6832
Cell: (613) 262-0213
E-mail:
absarkar@connect.carleton.ca
Dr. Jez Littlewood
Telephone: 613-520-2600 ext
6659
Email:
Jeremy_Littlewood@carleton.ca
Dr. David Mendeloff
The Norman Paterson School of
International Affairs
tel: (613) 520-6655 (General
Number)
fax: (613) 520-2889
E-mail: csds@carleton.ca, or
david_mendeloff@carleton.ca
Dr. Hugh Chipman
Dr. Hugh Chipman
Canada Research
902-585-1525
Chair (Tier II) in
hugh.chipman@acadiau.ca
Mathematical Modelling
(Natural Sciences and
Engineering)
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
www.abhijit.sarkar.name/
http://www.carleton.ca/cciss/
http://www.carleton.ca/csds/
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Dr. Kevin Quigley, Assistant Professor at the
School of Public Administration, specializes in
public sector risk and crisis management,
strategic management and critical infrastructure
protection and is particularly interested in
research methods that employ interdisciplinary
and comparative approaches.
Dr. Dan Middlemiss, Director of the Centre,
specializes in Civil-Military Relations,
Interoperability and Canadian Defence Policy
School of Public Administration
Centre for Foreign Policy Studies
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James King, a Research Fellow at the Centre,
specializes in Interdepartmental Cooperation
Recognizing that risk pervades business, from
corporate boardrooms to manufacturing plants,
and government services from storm warnings to
transportation safety, national security to
environmental protection, the stated goal of the
Centre is to be a catalyst for interdisciplinary
knowledge generation and transfer, and a focal
point for stimulating growth in analysis,
measurement and management of risk. The
Centre builds on the academic strength and
industry experience in management,engineering,
mathematics, statistics, environmental studies,
health science, physical science, and psychology
in support of complex decision-making.
Centennial College has emerged as a recognized
leader in applied emergency preparedness
research and education. The program combines
theory and practice in the following areas:
Analyze hazards and assess risks; develop and
practice plans for emergency response and
recovery; design an emergency operations centre
layout and build an
understanding of mitigation and prevention
strategies.
Research Objectives
RBC Centre for Risk Management
Dalhousie University (dal.ca)
Emergency Management Certificate Program
Centennial College
Academic Research Institute
Yonggan Zhao,
Canada Research
Chair (Tier II) in Risk
Management
Ronald Pelot, Director
Charleen Lapalme
Program Administrator
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
ƒ Risk, Regulation, and Good Governance
ƒ Critical Infrastructure Protection in Comparative Perspective:
Continuity and Emergency Planning in the Health Sector
Dr. Dan Middlemiss
Director
ƒ Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative - The goal of the initiative is Dr. Kevin Quigley,
to create opportunities for citizens, industry, NGOs and governments to Assistant Professor
engage with questions and ideas concerning the management of
Canada’s critical assets, exploring technical as well as historic, social,
political, legal and economic opportunities and constraints.
Major areas of accomplishment:
• High fidelity disaster simulations. Centennial has moved to the forefront in staging high
fidelity disaster simulation action studies, bringing together first responders from across the
Greater Toronto Area to evaluate emergency response plans, develop a higher level of
teamwork across various organizations and evaluate new communication and information
management technologies in crisis environments.
• Inter-professional education research. We are the first college to be awarded research
funding from Health Canada to develop and evaluate courses designed to increase interprofessional collaboration in emergency response situations.
• Innovative simulation tools. Within our applied research area, Centennial is developing
sophisticated interactive tabletop simulation software tools to support disaster response
training near to the classroom, helping to meet the critical but hard to achieve need for
hands-on practice.
• Strategic partnerships. Centennial is active in the development of partnerships, bringing
together senior emergency management experts with the goal of improving all aspects of
coordinated emergency response planning.
Current Research Projects
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
James King
Telephone: 902-494-3769
Email: jking@cfcon.com
Dr. Middlemiss
Telephone: 902-494-6637
Email: dan.middlemiss@dal.ca
Kevin.Quigley@dal.ca
Dr. Kevin Quigley
902-494-3782
Yonggan Zhao
Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in
Risk Management
902 494 6972 (Phone)
902 494 1503 (Fax)
Yonggan.Zhao@dal.ca
Ronald Pelot, Director
902 494 1769 (Phone)
902 494 1503 (Fax)
Ronald.Pelot@dal.ca
Personal Web Site:
http://myweb.dal.ca/rpelot/index.ph
p
Charleen Lapalme
Program Administrator
Department of Inter-Professional
Health Education
School of Community and Health
Studies
Centennial College
Box 631 Station A
Toronto, Ontario
M1K 5E9
416-289-5000 x8072
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To study the nature of extreme weather events, in
order to better forecast their occurrence. Longer
lead times would reduce the material loss and
human suffering associated with such events. The
frequency and intensity of extreme weather
events as a result of global climate change will
also be examined.
NSERC Industrial Research Chair on Extreme
Weather Events at McGill University - Affiliated
with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss
Reduction
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The Centre supports research on strategy and
organization. Its goal is to promote the execution
and dissemination of the best possible research
on issues central to organizations, especially the
formation of strategic direction, the coordination of
organizational activities, and the relationship
between organizations and society. CSSO
members employ diverse approaches to strategy
and strategic change, including
longitudinal/qualitative as well as advanced
quantitative methods.
Affiliated with the Department of Mathematical and
Industrial Engineering, the Centre Risque &
Performance (CRP) is dedicated to the study of
interdependencies between lifeline networks
represented, among others, by the electrical,
natural gas, waterworks system,
telecommunications, transportation, civil security
and governmental networks. Risk management
will also be applied to technological project
management and to the development of
organizational contingency plans.
The Group has been active in the fields of
energy/environment, production management,
industriel logistics, manufacturing systems and
transportation. The Group also studies
optimization problems in science: automatic
classification, mathematical chemistry, economy.
The Group's main objective is to develop and to
apply scientific methods and techniques
(operations research, systems analysis, statistics,
computer science and applied mathematics) for
the resolution of complex problems related to
decision making in organizations.
Affiliated with the Department of Mathematical and
Industrial Engineering, this research group
functions in collaboration with École
Polytechnique, HEC Montreal, Université du
Québec à Montréal and Université McGill.
Research Objectives
Centre for Strategy Studies in Organizations
McGill University (mcgill.ca)
Centre Risque and Performance
Research Group in Decision Analysis
École Polytechnique de Montréal
(polymtl.ca)
Academic Research Institute
Current Research Projects
Contact Info
Dr. Ron Stewart
Dr. J. Jorgensen,
Director
Dr. Robert Benoît,
Director
www.polymtl.ca/crp
http://www.gerad.ca
Website
Dr. Ron Stewart
Department of Atmospheric and
Oceanic Sciences
Tel.: 514-398-1380
http://www.mcgill.ca/meteo/staff/stewart/
Dr. J. Jorgensen
1001 Sherbrooke Street West,
Room 544
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G5
Tel.: 514-398-4027
Fax: 514-398-3876
http://www.csso.mcgill.ca/
Email:
jorgense@management.mcgill.ca
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext.
4226
Fax: (514) 340-2989
Office: A-305.31
Email: benoit.robert@polymtl.ca
Address:
HEC Montreal
3000, chemin de la Côte SteCatherine
Montréal, H3T 2A7
Dr. Roland P. Malhamé, Dr. Roland Malhamé
Director
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext.
4884
Fax: (514) 340-4078
Office: A-429.10.1
Email:
roland.malhame@polymtl.ca
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
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Risk management, the development of remedial
technologies and applied research, environmental
assessment, remediation projects at contaminated
sites, and research in bioremediation in harsh
climates, contaminant uptake in the food chain,
impacts from mining, and phytoremediation of
metal-contaminated soil.
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Environmental Sciences Group
Royal Military College of Canada (rmc.ca)
Dr. William Coleman, is the Canada Research
Chair in Global Governance and Public Policy and
Director of the Institute on Globalization and the
Human Condition.
Political Science Department
Using a multi-disciplinary approach, Dr. Coleman
considers globalization and its perceived effects
on policy making in four interrelated areas:
autonomy, democracy, changing policy
processes, and North American integration.
As the Canada Research Chair in Public
Econoimics, Dr. Abigail Payne is interested in the
analysis of the effects of government funding and
government policy on individuals and
organizations. In particular, she focuses on
issues pertaining to the effects of government
policy and/or funding on donations and
fundraising efforts of nonprofit organizations, and
the political economy of research funding at
universities and the effects of research funding on
research activity. Her work also examines policy
interventions in public economics, particularly in
education, university research funding and social
welfare policy as it relates to non-profit
organizations.
Dr. Andrew Muller, Co-director, is a professor of
Economics, Natural Resource and Environmental
Economics, and Industrial Organization. Research
interests lie in using laboratory experiments in
economics to investigate aspects of
environmental regulation and voluntary
contributions to public goods. He also is
interested in the economic valuation of
environmental services using conjoint analysis of
stated preferences, a form of contingent valuation.
Dr. Mestelman, Co-director, is a professor of
Economics whose research interests include
Quantitative Studies in Economics and
Population, Public Sector Economics (Provision of
Public Goods, Social Choice), Applied
Microeconomics (regulation, environmental
economics, industrial organization), and
Experimental Economics.
This laboratory is dedicated to computer-mediated
interactive experiments in economics and related
disciplines. The lab is available to researchers
outside of McMaster University who wish to study
market institutions and collective decision-making
and use laboratory methods in their research.
Research Objectives
Department of Economics
Experimental Economics Laboratory
McMaster University (mcmaster.ca)
Academic Research Institute
Current Research Projects
Contact Info
Dr. Abigail Payne
Kenneth Taylor Hall, Rm 415
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4M4
905-525-9140 ext. 23814
905-521-8232 (fax)
paynea@mcmaster.ca
http://socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.c
a/~econ/faculty/mullera/index.html
Dr. Andrew Muller
Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 437
E-mail: mullera@mcmaster.ca
Voice: (905) 525-9140, ext. 23831
Fax: (905) 521-8232
Dr. Kenneth J. Reimer
Dr. Kenneth J. Reimer
Tel: (613) 541-6000, ext. 6161
Email: reimer-k@rmc.ca
Dr. William Coleman,
Dr. Coleman
Canada Research
905-529-7070 Ext. 23886
Chair (Tier I) in Global colemanw@mcmaster.ca
Governance and Public
Policy (Social Sciences
and Humanities)
Dr. Abigail Payne,
Canada Research
Chair (Tier II) in Public
Economics (Social
Sciences and
Humanities)
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http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/payne/
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Department of Economics
McMaster University
Hamilton Ontario
Dr. Andrew Muller, Co- CANADA L8S 4M4
director
Dr. Mestelman
Office: KTH 403
Office Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext.
23113
Fax: (905) 521-8232
Email: mestelma@mcmaster.ca
Dr. Stuart Mestelman,
Co-director
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
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N-CART works with systems that are inherently
unreliable, involve insufficient computing and
network resources, are difficult to control and are
designed for the real world.
This organization actively seeks collaboration with
educational, corporate and industrial
organizations.
Research interests include:
• Autonomy and Autonomous Agents
• Teleoperation and Telepresence
• Computer Mediated Interaction
• Internet Appliances and Soft Computing
• Intelligent Image and Video Processing
• Urban Search and Rescue (Canine and Rescue
Robots)
N-CART is a multidisciplinary research
organization based in the department of computer
science at Ryerson University. Their focus is on
the extension of personal space and a sense of
presence into, and across, different media.
The Centre shares information and facilitates
dialogue among civil society organizations,
universities and governments and is engaged with
food security initiatives at local, regional and
global levels.
The Centre for Studies in Food Security (CSFS)
has been working to promote food security
through research, dissemination, education,
community action and professional practice. The
Centre takes an interdisciplinary and systemic
approach to the social justice, environmental
sustainability, health and socio-cultural aspects of
food security.
Research Objectives
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The Centre for Policy Research on Science and CPROST engages in research on the relationship
Technology and the associated Telematics
between public policy and technology. It brings
Research Laboratory
together practitioners and scholars to study the
interaction of advances in science and
technology, their implementation in the
marketplace, and their impacts on community and
individual interests.
Simon Fraser University (sfu.ca)
Network-Centric Applied Research Team (NCART)
Centre for Studies in Food Security
Ryerson Polytechnic University
(ryerson.ca)
Academic Research Institute
Dr. Alex Ferworn,
Director
Dr. Cecilia Rocha,
Director
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
Note: The Telematics Research Laboratory (TRL) is currently engaged
in a number of projects utilizing wireless telecommunications aimed at
developing robust systems that are scalable, connectable to and
interoperable with terrestrial and space-based systems to enable rapid
deployment during and after disasters.
ƒDisaster Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness (Dr. Peter
Dr. Adam Holbrook,
Anderson) - The convergence of computers and communications, and Associate Director
the accelerating growth of global information networking is beginning to
have profound impact on the organization of disaster mitigation,
planning and response at all levels of society. During the past decade,
Peter Anderson through CPROST and its associated Telematics
Research Laboratory (TRL) have been participating in these
developments through applied disaster communication research in
Canada and abroad in collaboration with civil emergency organizations
at all levels of government and with the United Nations and international
disaster relief organizations.
ƒRobots At Disaster City
USAR Robots in Action (Disaster City, Texas, April 06):The purpose of
the response robot evaluation exercises (RREE) was to introduce
emerging robotic capabilities to emergency responders while providing
valuable feedback to robot developers
ƒCanine Augmentation Technology (CAT) for USAR
The intent of the CAT project has been to provide useful technological
component augmentation to canine teams in support of USAR where
direct interaction is precluded.
ƒCAT at HUSAR Exercise
A DEMO of the cooperative effort between N-CART and the Provincial
Emergency Response Team (PERT) of the Ontario Provincial Police
during a recent Heavy Urban Search And Rescue (HUSAR) exercise.
The Centre works with the following five components of Food Security:
Availability - sufficient food for all people at all times
Accessibility - physical and economic access to food for all at all times
Adequacy - access to food that is nutritious and safe, and produced in
environmentally sustainable ways
Acceptability - access to culturally acceptable food, which is produced
and obtained in ways that do not compromise people's dignity, selfrespect or human rights
Agency - the policies and processes that enable the achievement of
food security
Current Research Projects
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
www.ncart.scs.ryerson.ca
http://www.ryerson.ca/foodsecurity/
Website
Peter S. Anderson, M.A.
peter_anderson@sfu.ca
www.cmns.sfu.ca/people/faculty/a
nderson_p
Dr. Adam Holbrook
778-782-5192
jholbroo@sfu.ca
www.sfu.ca/cprost/docs/adamholb
http://www.sfu.ca/cprost/
rook-cv.pdf
Dr. Richard Smith (Director)
smith@sfu.ca
www.cmns.sfu.ca/people/faculty/s
mith_r.html
Dr. Alex Ferworn
Network-Centric Applied Research
Team (N-CART)
Department of Computer Science,
Ryerson University
350 Victoria St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5B 2K3
(416) 979-5000 x 6968
aferworn@scs.ryerson.ca
Dr. Cecilia Rocha
416-979-5000 x6009
crocha@ryerson.ca
Contact Info
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Research projects are jointly sponsored by Simon
Fraser University and agencies responsible for
public safety, such as the BC Emergency
Preparedness Program (PEP) and Public Safety
and Emergency Preparedness Canada (OCIPEP).
A key element of the Centre is the inclusion of
public policy research on how to effectively
transfer the results of scientific research to the
people who need and can use it. By integrating
physical science with social policy research,
CNHR aims to lead the way in making Canada
more resilient to natural disasters.
The mandate of the CNHR is to conduct
innovative research on geophysical processes
that are a threat to the population and economic
infrastructure of Canada.
Research Objectives
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The Centre for Natural Hazard Research
(CNHR)
Academic Research Institute
Floods: Examination of different types of floods to better understand
their causes and to evaluate risk to existing economic infrastructure on
floodplains. Flood types that will be studied include rainfall- and
snowmelt-triggered floods, ice-jam floods, and outbursts from moraine-,
glacier-, and landslide-dammed lakes. Research will focus on
antecedent conditions associated with different types of floods, relations
between flooding and high sediment supply to rivers, floodplain hazard
mapping, and quantification of flood risk. Flood research will involve
collaborations with hydrologists at the University of British Columbia,
the National Hydrology Research Centre in Saskatoon, and the BC
Government.
Volcanism: CNHR and the Geological Survey of Canada will
collaborate on research on hazards posed by young volcanoes in
western Canada, including Mount Baker, Mount Garibaldi, Mount
Cayley, and Mount Meager. The hazards include ash fallout, pyroclastic
flows, landslides, lahars (volcanic debris flows), outburst floods from
lakes impounded by landslides on the flanks of volcanoes, and
downstream aggradation of floodplains. The focus of this research will
be documenting downstream effects of eruptions and landslides on
volcanoes using stratigraphic and geophysical methods.
Snow avalanches: Avalanche researchers conduct theoretical studies
of mechanisms of avalanche formation and movement. They also
investigate antecedent weather conditions that favour avalanches.
These data can be used to produce maps of high-use recreation areas
in BC depicting avalanche hazards and risk. Such maps will be made
available to the public and to groups responsible for public safety
through a partnership with the Canadian Avalanche Association.
Landslides: Research on causes, mechanisms, distribution, and age of landslides in
western Canada to provide a better understanding of landslide hazard and risk.
Collaborative research with University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, BC Forest
Service, and the Geological Survey of Canada to create a broad-based, cooperative
landslide program that includes field-based studies of landslides, mapping, laboratory
investigations of soil properties, computer modelling of rock slope stability and movement,
and studies of the impacts of groundwater on the stability of potentially unstable slopes.
Researchers are involved in: (1) characterization of landslides in forested terrain in BC; (2)
risk assessment in forestry-related landslides; (3) integrated numerical modelling and field
instrumentation of major rockslides; (4) coupled groundwater-mechanical modelling of
landslide failure mechanisms; (5) application of rock and soil engineering principles in
landslide hazard assessment; (6) application of GIS in landslide investigations; (7)
application of remote sensing techniques in landslide research; and (8) damage
mechanisms, with particular emphasis on rock slope failures.
Earthquake and tsunamis: Research aimed at determining the
frequency, magnitude, and effects of earthquakes in the recent geologic
past. Specific research topics include geological investigations of
prehistoric earthquakes and tsunamis, geophysical modelling of surface
deformation related to strain accumulation in the crust, assessment of
the liquefaction potential of sediments in earthquake-prone areas, the
response of rock slopes to seismic shaking, three-dimensional imaging
of the near-surface and deeper crust to identify faults capable of strong
earthquakes, and onshore mapping and interpretation of geological
features indicative of recent crustal deformation. This information is
expected to be relevant to emergency planners and officials in the BC
Provincial Emergency Program, as it will allow them to model realistic
scenarios in order to prepare for damage caused by earthquakes.
Current Research Projects
Dr. Tucker Program
Manager
Reducing Risk from
Natural Hazards
(RRNH) Program - is
tasked to develop and
deliver a suite of
products that will help
reduce the impact of
natural hazards on the
Canadian population,
economy and
infrastructure by
targeting investments
towards the best
opportunities for risk
reduction and on
enhancing our
understanding of these
hazards.
Dr. John Clague,
Director
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Contact Info
Website
Dr. Chris Tucker,
Program Manager
Reducing Risk from Natural
Hazards (RRNH) Program Emergency preparedness,
Natural Resources Canada
http://www.sfu.ca/cnhr/mandate.htm
601 Booth Street, 4th Floor,
Room. 479
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1A 0E8
Telephone: (613) 943-4245
Fax : (613) 992-0190
E-mail: cmtucker@nrcanrncan.gc.ca
http://ess.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.php
Dr. John Clague
tel. +1 778 782 4924
fax. +1 778 782 4198
Email: jclague@sfu.ca
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The Centre pursues and sponsors multidisciplinary research in three broad, yet highly
interrelated themes:
• strategic change and the execution of strategic
change;
• appropriate measurements for the evaluation of
the performance of such changes;
• and the evolution of organizations undergoing
rapid change, including leadership and change
management
The Centre promotes research and knowledge on
how organisations plan and execute strategic
change and how best to measure the
performance of organizations undergoing such
change.
Research Objectives
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CMA Centre for Strategic Change and
Performance Measurement
Academic Research Institute
disasters, and integration of scientific information into the political decision-making process.
Policy research is conducted on societal vulnerability and resilience to natural disasters,
societal preparedness for natural disasters, risk perception, disaster management systems,
disaster planning and training, disaster forecasting, reconciliation of natural hazard research
with human well-being, psychological and social impacts of natural disasters, community
response to natural disasters, sustainable development in areas of potential natural
Public policy and communications: Because disaster risk reduction is a human-centred
issue, it also has political, sociological, economic, and psychological dimensions. Two of the
principal objectives of CNHR are to increase public awareness of natural hazards, and to
influence public policy so as to reduce economic losses and injuries from natural disasters.
Key to CNHR's program of reducing disaster losses is research leading to hazard
identification and vulnerability analysis that is integrated into community planning and
decision-making. Research on public policy helps shape land-use practices and resource
management.
Knowledge dissemination and emergency planning: Major natural
disasters can have national, even global, effects. CNHR will archive
natural hazard information and make it available in a useful form to
governments to reduce the impact of future disasters. Research
conducted by CNHR into the impact of natural disasters on people will
lead to the creation of effective educational materials and emergency
plans.
Critical infrastructure and hazardous waste: Many hazardous
natural processes can damage critical infrastructure, including
hazardous material storage facilities. Spillage of pesticides and
petrochemicals could imperil Canada's food and water supplies, with
significant health and economic impacts. Preventative measures and
established clean-up plans, made possible with information and
strategies provided by CNHR, will help mitigate these impacts.
Climate change: The possibility of rapid climate change caused by
human modification of the Earth's atmosphere is increasingly being
recognized as a hazard. CNHR research in this area focuses on
impacts of climate warming on physical processes and the landscape.
Particular attention is given to destabilization of mountain slopes due to
massive snow and ice loss, melt of permafrost, changes in the
frequency of outburst floods from glacier- and moraine-dammed lakes,
impacts of sea-level rise on shorelines, changes in vegetation, and
changes in river hydrology and planform. The research will involve
mapping, geomorphic, stratigraphic, sedimentological, and
paleoecological studies, and comparison of aerial photographs
spanning the last 70 years.
Land-use planning: Improved understanding of natural hazards aids
land-use planners in making the best possible use of their resources for
protective structures such as dykes, thus reducing the economic and
social costs of natural disasters.
Current Research Projects
Dr. Thomas Lawrence,
Director
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Dr. Thomas Lawrence
CMA Centre for Strategic Change
and Performance Measurement
Segal Graduate School of
Business
Simon Fraser University
Third Floor, 500 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
www.sfu.ca/~tblawren
V6C 1W6
Tel. 778-782-3708
Email: cma-centre@sfu.ca
Fax. 778-782-4920
Contact Info
Website
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The Centre focuses on the study of governance
with regard to human interaction and its
coordination, in and between organizations and
communities. Affiliated with the Faculty of Social
Sciences, the School of Political Science and the
School of Management, the four main research
axes at the current time include:
ƒGovernance and Democracy
ƒEthics and Governance
ƒGlobal and North American Governance
ƒKnowledge, Complexity and Governance
The DRI conducts interdisciplinary research in
disaster• monitoring
• prediction
• prevention
• mitigation
• relief
• recovery
• management
The mission of the Disaster Research Institute is
to build a knowledge resource on disaster
management which responds to the demands
created by disasters.
Note: Some work has also been done in the area
of Terrorism/anti-terrorism and rights research
ƒprovide a facility in which data for the study of
contemporary governance and related public
policy can be collected, catalogued and made
readily accessible through data management and
exchange.
ƒfocus on issues and problems of governance - in
Canada, at the municipal, regional/metropolitan,
provincial and federal levels, in comparative
domestic and Aboriginal systems and in the
emerging global order.
IGS pursues multidisciplinary research into
problems on contemporary governance with a
special focus on British Columbia. Specific
objectives include:
Research Objectives
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Centre on Governance
University of Ottawa (uottawa.ca)
Disaster Research Institute
University of Manitoba (umanitoba.ca)
Institute of Governance Studies
Academic Research Institute
Natural Disasters
• Bangladesh
• Canada
• Brazil
• St. Vincent
Human Caused Disasters
• Afghanistan
• Mozambique
• Iraq
• Rwanda
• Sudan
• Somalia
Research has focused on Human Caused Disasters as well as Natural
Disasters:
ƒVulnerability and preparedness among indigenous people
ƒRisk perception and communication
ƒDisasters and bio-diversity: complements and constraints
ƒDisaster management systems
ƒDisaster planning and training assessment
ƒImpacts of social crises and conflict
ƒGlobalization, planning and mitigation
ƒPrediction and planning: a role for GIS
ƒShort and long-term psychosocial impacts
ƒCommunity Response to flooding in Manitoba's Red River Valley
Current Research Projects
Dr. Caroline Andrew,
Director
Dr. Robert Tait,
Professor of
Psychology and
Director of Disaster
Research Institute
Dr. Patrick J. Smith Director
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Contact Info
Dr. Caroline Andrew
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 1702
E-mail: candrew@uOttawa.ca
DRI General Tel: 204-474-8391
Dr. Robert Tait
rwtait@ms.umanitoba.ca
Dr. Patrick J. Smith
Institute of Governance Studies
Academic Quadrangle 6051
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby,
British Columbia, Canada, V5A
1S6
Tel: (604) 291-4994
Fax: (604) 291-4786
Email: psmith@sfu.ca
General E-mail: igs@sfu.ca
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http://www.umanitoba.ca/institutes/disaster_research/ind
ex.html
www.sfu.ca/igs
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The principal objectives are:
• to develop risk-based methodologies, standards and tools
based on scientific models of environmental risk assessment
focusing on methodologies that are practical and evidencebased.
• to establish an integrated scientific framework for theoretical
and practical principles of integrated environmental risk
assessment and management, based on actual risk
management decisions.
• to disseminate methods, research results and experiences with
environmental risk assessment.
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Institute for Risk Research (IRR) and the
Network for Environmental Risk Assessment
and Management (NERAM)
University of Waterloo (uwaterloo.ca)
NERAM integrates multi-disciplinary scientific knowledge and
expertise across Canada to provide a comprehensive approach
to environmental risk assessment and risk management that
supports more effective and efficient environmental protection
practices and decision-making. NERAM considers such issues
as: deregulation; public sector downsizing; devolution of
responsibility for environmental risk assessment and
management from federal to lower levels of government and
industry; the need for consistency/agreement on Risk
Assessment methodologies; and, the need for more consistent
and credible message in communicating about environmental
risk
Relevant research streams of the "Group for the
Analysis of Psychosocial Health" (GAP-Santé)
include:
ƒSocial Environment and Stress
ƒInvestigation of Organisational Stress and Health
ƒRisk Representation
ƒCommunity Well-being
GAP-Santé, Institute of Population Health
University of Toronto (utoronto.ca)
Critical analysis of Canadian Public Sector
political and administrative reforms, management
frameworks and their implementation, innovation,
and structure of legislation.
Research Objectives
Public Administration
Academic Research Institute
ƒSocial Analysis of Risk: Security, Environment and Population Health
ƒPsychosocial Risk Manager (PRiMer): Computer-based Pre-Event
Training
ƒPsychosocial Risk Assessment and Management (RAM) Tools to
Enhance Response to CBRN Attacks and Threats in Canada
ƒPublic Perceptions and Acceptable Levels of Health Risk Among
Canadians
ƒCaring About Healthcare Workers as First Responders: Enhancing
Capacity for Gender-Based Support Mechanisms in Emergency
Preparedness Planning
ƒRisk and Stress: Anticipation and Perception in Psychosocial
Management of Terrorist Threats
ƒR. Samuel McLaughlin Research Chair on Psychosocial Aspects of
Risk and Health
Current Research Projects
Dr. John Shortreed,
Executive Director
Dr. Louise Lemyre,
Director and
McLaughlin Research
Chair on Psychosocial
Aspects of Risk and
Health
Dr. Christian Rouillard,
Canada Research
Chair on Governance
and Public
Management (Tier II) Social Sciences and
Humanities
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Contact Info
Dr. Shortreed
IRR and NERAM
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
Tel : (519) 888-4567, ext. 35527
Fax : (519) 725-4834
Email: shortree@uwaterloo.ca
http://www.socialsciences.uottawa
.ca/psy/eng/profDetails.asp?id=21
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Dr. Louise Lemyre
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext.2321
E-mail: louise.lemyre@uottawa.ca
Dr. Christian Rouillard
Office: 613-562-5800 (2659)
Fax: 613-562-5350
E-mail:
christian.rouillard@uottawa.ca
irr-neram@uwaterloo.ca
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http://www.socialsciences.uottawa.ca/pol/eng/profDetail
s.asp?id=126
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Dr. William Leiss,
Director
Risk Communication Node
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Dr. Dan Krewski,
Director
Dr. Steve Hrudey,
Associate Director
Dr. Cindy Jardine,
Director
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
Ottawa Node
Current Research Projects
Dr. George Dixon,
Director
Research Objectives
Middle Node
IRR and NERAM (Research Nodes)
Western Node
Academic Research Institute
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Dr. William Leiss
NSERC/SSHRC Research Chair
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Tel: (403) 220-8579
Fax: (403) 282-0095
Email: wleiss@uottawa.ca
Dr. Dan Krewski
McLaughlin Centre for Population
Health Risk Assessment Inst. of
Population Health
University of Ottawa
451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5
Tel: (613) 562-5800, ext. 8261
Fax: (613) 562-5465
Email: dkrewski@uottawa.ca
Webpage:
lrsp.carleton.ca:16080/directors/kr
ewski
Dr. George Dixon
Department of Biology
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Tel.: (519) 888-4567, ext. 32531
Fax: (519) 746-0614
Email:
dgdixon@sciborg.uwaterloo.ca
Webpage:
www.biology.uwaterloo.ca/people/
gdixon
Dr. Steve Hrudey
Faculty of Medicine
Professor of Environmental Health
Public Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Alberta, Edmonton,
AB
Tel.: (780) 492-6807
Fax: (780) 492-0364
Email: steve.hrudey@ualberta.ca
Webpage:
www.publichealth.ualberta.ca/stev
e_hrudey.cfm
Dr. Cindy Jardine
Dept. of Human Ecology
302 Human Ecology Bldg.
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2N1
Tel.: (780) 492-2626
Fax: (780) 492-4821
Email: cindy.jardine@ualberta.ca
Webpage:
www.re.ualberta.ca/People/Index
Contact Info
www.leiss.ca
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Research Objectives
Current Research Projects
Research Institutes: Long List - Academic Research Institutes Database
Disaster and Emergency Management Program The Program focuses on five conceptual areas:
(Master's Level Program)
• Public Safety and Security
• Environmental Issues and Disaster Management
• Business Continuity Management
• Technology and Disaster Management
• Risk and Social Vulnerability
York University (yorku.ca)
The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
ƒ A decision support tool for disaster risk management - Principal Investigators: Dr.
Slobodan Simonovic, Dr. William Leiss, Dr. Donald Burn, Dr. Hanping Hong
(ICLR) is a research Institute committed to the
development of disaster prevention knowledge,
Today disaster risk reductions are attempted on the basis of a number of different
and the broad dissemination of these research
conceptual approaches to ‘risk'. The fallibility/unreliability of human judgment of natural
findings. Established by Canada’s property and
disaster risk has been demonstrated in the past. Decision-makers are well aware of their
own practice of attaching more weight to the perception of risk than to real risk impacts. In
Note: The Institute has established working
casualty insurers to reduce disaster losses, the
spite of the awareness of these weaknesses a very basic confusion continues to permeate
partnerships with a select group of national and Institute is internationally recognized for
both engineering and societal disaster risk decisions. Disaster risk management is
international organizations that share their
leadership in multi-disciplinary disaster prevention considered in the proposed research as a decision problem. The proposed work is aimed at
vision, e.g.: Canadian Red Cross Society;
research. The objective is to conduct quality
the development of a decision support tool for (a) qualitative framing of the disaster risk
problem/s; (b) quantitative disaster risk assessment; and (c) integrated disaster risk and risk
Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation
disaster research, including a program focusing
issue/s management.
Research Network; Centre for Disaster
on the social and health impacts of disasters, for
Education and Research; Climate Change and better public policy and disaster management.
ƒ Role of Government in services for natural disaster reduction - Principal Investigators: Dr.
Gordon McBean, Dr. J. Davies, Dr. A. Slivinski, Dr. P. Kopas
Health Office; Disaster Prevention Research
Institute, Kyoto; Emergency Management
ICLR has established four research priorities to
This research project will investigate the past and present roles of government scientific
Ontario; Federation of Canadian Municipalities; improve knowledge about how to prevent natural agencies in activities that provide information and services contributing to the reduction in
Geological Survey of Canada; Health Canada; hazards from becoming disasters and ways to
impacts of natural hazards in Canada. These activities include weather forecasting,
earthquake and water monitoring and surveys and the science that supports their better
Institute for Business and Home Safety;
reduce the social and economic impact of these
understanding. The analysis will examine, from both the economic and policy points-of-view,
Insurance Bureau of Canada; Meteorological
events. Research priorities include:
the rationale for a government role and how it has changed. The study will also include a
Service of Canada; National Research Council
comparison of the Canadian situation with the roles in other countries (US, UK, Australia). In
Canada; Natural Hazard Centre, Colorado;
ƒReducing wind and earthquake damage to
recent years, while the government sector has been reduced, there has been growth in the
academic and private sectors and the study will consider the relative merits of the roles of
Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and
housing, other buildings and infrastructure.
these sectors. The information and analysis generated by this project will provide input into
Emergency Preparedness; Ontario Research
ƒUnderstanding disaster risk management and
decision making by governments on appropriate roles and funding for agencies in the
and Development Challenge Fund; Research
prevention.
future, consistent with their roles in disaster reduction.
Alliance for Disaster Resilient Cities.
ƒEnhancing government science related to
natural disasters.
ƒImproving community actions for disaster
mitigation.
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction and
National Disaster Health Research Network
University of Western Ontario (uwo.ca)
Institute for Quantitative Finance and Insurance IQFI Mission: to promote excellence in the
(IQFI)
science and practice of risk management through
teaching, research and outreach activities.
Specialize in financial risk management, actuarial
science, computer science, econometrics, finance
and statistics.
Academic Research Institute
Dr. David Etkin
Director, EM Graduate
Program
Alan Davenport
(Research Director)
Dr. Paul Kovacs
(Executive Director)
Dr. Peter Forsyth,
Scientific Director
Primary Point (s)
of Contact
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Contact Info
Website
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Dr. David Etkin
Office: 258C Atk
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 44016
Email: etkin@yorku.ca
http://www.yorku.ca/akevents/academic/SAS/faculty/SA
Website:
http://www.yorku.ca/web/futurestu SfacultyProfile.asp?id=559
dents/graduate/programs/Disaster
_and_Emergency_Management/
London office
1491 Richmond Street
London, Canada
N6G 2M1
Tel: (519) 661-3234
Fax: (519) 661-4273
Toronto office
20 Richmond Street East,
Suite 210
Toronto, Canada
M5C 2R9
Tel: (416) 364-8677
Fax: (416) 364-5889
info@iclr.org
Dr. Ken Seng Tan
Associate Scientific Director
kstan@math.uwaterloo.ca
Dr. Peter Forsyth
Math & Computer Building 6026A
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L
3G1
519 888 4567 ext. 7160
http://www.iqfi.uwaterloo.ca/
paforsyt@uwaterloo.ca
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Research Group in Decision Analysis Dr. Roland P. Malhamé, Director
École Polytechnique de Montréal (polymtl.ca)
RBC Centre for Risk Management Yonggan Zhao
Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Risk
Management
Public Administration Dr. Kevin Quigley
RBC Centre for Risk Management Dr. Ronald Pelot, Director
Centre for Foreign Policy Studies James King, Research Fellow
Chemical Engineering Dr. Paul Amyotte
Dalhousie University (dal.ca)
Concordia University (concordia.ca)
Department of Economics Dr. Stanley L. Winer, Canada Research Chair
Canada Research Chair in Analysis and
Management of Risk Dr. A Sarkar
Ethics & Policy Issues Centre Dr. Marc Saner
Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security
Studies (CCISS) Dr. Jez Littlewood, Director
Carleton University (carleton.ca)
Cape Breton University (capebretonu.ca)
Brock University (brocku.ca)
Brandon University (brandonu.ca)
Bishop's University (ubishops.ca)
Atlantic Baptist University (abu.nb.ca)
Athabaska University (athabasku.ca)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics Dr. Hugh Chipman
Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in
Mathematical Modelling
(Natural Sciences and Engineering)
Acadia University (acadiau.ca)
University
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Telephone: 902-494-3769
Email: jking@cfcon.com
Dr. Paul Amyotte
Tel: (902) 494-3976
Email: paul.amyotte@dal.ca
Dr. Stanley L. Winer
Telephone: 613 520 2600 x 2630
E-mail: stan_winer@carleton.ca
Dr. A Sarkar
Department: (613) 520-5784
Office: (613) 520-2600 ext. 6320
Home: (613) 521-6832
Cell: (613) 262-0213
E-mail: absarkar@connect.carleton.ca
Web site: www.abhijit.sarkar.name/
Dr. Marc Saner
Tel: (613) 520-3942
Email: saner@magma.ca
Expertise: Electrical Engineering
Expertise: dynamic risk management,
practical investment modeling,
developing innovative simulation and
optimization algorithms involving model
design and model calibration to identify
appropriate dynamics of asset returns
under uncertainty
Expertise: Public sector risk and crisis
management, strategic management
and critical infrastructure protection
Dr. Roland P. Malhamé, Director
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 4884
Fax: (514) 340-4078
Office: A-429.10.1
Email: roland.malhame@polymtl.ca
Yonggan Zhao
902 494 6972 (Phone)
902 494 1503 (Fax)
Yonggan.Zhao@dal.ca
Kevin.Quigley@dal.ca
Dr. Kevin Quigley
902-494-3782
Website
http://ace.acadiau.ca/math/chipmanh/homepage.htm
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http://profiles.management.dal.ca/profiles/Profile.php?server=http://management.dal.c
a/People%20and%20Groups/Faculty/&id=77
http://management.dal.ca/People%20and%20Groups/Faculty/Profile.php?id=71
http://myweb.dal.ca/rpelot/index.php
chemicalengineering.dal.ca/Amyotte.php
http://www.carleton.ca/~winers/
http://www.carleton.ca/cu/research/chairs/canada_chairs/sarkar.html
www.carleton.ca/cove/cv/Saner
Dr. Jez Littlewood
Telephone: 613-520-2600 ext 6659
http://www.carleton.ca/cciss/
Email: Jeremy_Littlewood@carleton.ca
http://www.carleton.ca/npsia/npsia_faculty/littlewood.htm
Expertise: Industrial Engineering,
Dr. Ronald Pelot
Engineering Economics, Operations
(902) 494-6113
Research applied to risk and resource
Ronald.Pelot@dal.ca
analysis,developed a multi-period
cost/risk capital budgeting model for
contaminated site remediation, Decision
Analysis, and Simulation
Expertise: Interdepartmental
Cooperation
Expertise: Dust explosion prevention
and mitigation, hybrid mixture
explosions, process safety
management, inherent safety, human
factors, quantitative risk assessment.
Expertise: Quantitative uncertainty
analysis and risk assessment of natural
and engineering systems against
unforeseen hazards.
Expertise: values, ethics, and policy
Expertise: WMD proliferation and
counter-proliferation, terrorism and
counter-terrorism, international security,
and intelligence issues.
Expertise: Development of mathematical Dr. Hugh Chipman
models of large and complex datasets
902-585-1525
that can be used to better understand
hugh.chipman@acadiau.ca
scientific phenomena including data
applicable to security
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
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Research Group in Decision Analysis Dr. Dominique Orban
Research Group in Decision Analysis Dr. Andre Langevin
Research Group in Decision Analysis Dr. Alain Hertz
Research Group in Decision Analysis Dr. Michel Gamache
Research Group in Decision Analysis Dr. Guy Desaulniers
Research Group in Decision Analysis Dr. El-Kebir Boukas
Research Group in Decision Analysis Dr. Pierre Baptiste
Research Group in Decision Analysis Dr. Charles Audet
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Expertise: Mathematical Industrial
Engineering, decision analysis
Also a member of the Centre for
Research on Transportation (C.R.T.),
associated with the NSERC Industrial
Research Chair in Logistics
Management which contributes to the
development of knowledge and
expertise on the engineering and
management of enterprise networks,
ranging from the design of the different
networks imbedded within the sociotechnical systems under study, to the
engineering of advanced planning and
operating processes, taking into account
the managerial, economical,
environmental and safety issues
pertaining to these systems.
Expertise: Mathematical Industrial
Engineering, Operations research and
management science, Logistics
Expertise: Mathematical Industrial
Engineering, decision analysis
Expertise: Mathematical Industrial
Engineering,Operations research,
Scheduling, Dispatching
Expertise: Mathematical Industrial
Engineering, decision analysis
Expertise: Mechanical Engineering,
decision analysis
Also a member of the Centre for
Research on Transportation (C.R.T.),
associated with the NSERC Industrial
Research Chair in Logistics
Management which contributes to the
development of knowledge and
expertise on the engineering and
management of enterprise networks,
ranging from the design of the different
networks imbedded within the sociotechnical systems under study, to the
engineering of advanced planning and
operating processes, taking into account
the managerial, economical,
environmental and safety issues
pertaining to these systems.
Expertise: Mathematical Industrial
Engineering, transportation, and
decision analysis
Expertise: Mathematical Industrial
Engineering, algorithmic development,
convergence analysis and applications
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Contact Info
Dr. Dominique Orban
Telephone: (514) (514) 340-4711 #5967
Fax: (514) 340-4463
Office: A-520.27
Email: dominique.orban@polymtl.ca
Dr. Andre Langevin
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 4511
Fax: (514) 340-4463
Office: A-520.31
Email: andre.langevin@polymtl.ca
Dr. Alain Hertz
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 6037
Fax: (514) 340-5665
Office: AA-4487
Email: Alain.Hertz@polymtl.ca
Dr. Michel Gamache
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 5920
Fax: (514) 514-340-4086
Office: A-305.29
Email: michel.gamache@polymtl.ca
Dr. Guy Desaulniers
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 6671
Fax: (514) 340-5665
Office: AA-4525
Email: guy.desaulniers@polymtl.ca
Dr. El-Kebir Boukas
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 4007
Fax: (514) 340-5867
Office: B-450.17
Email: el-kebir.boukas@polymtl.ca
Dr. Pierre Baptiste
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 4919
Fax: (514) 340-4173
Office: A-305.20.1
Email: pierre.baptiste@polymtl.ca
Dr. Charles Audet
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 4510
Fax: (514) 514-340-4086
Office: A-520.37
Email: charles.audet@polymtl.ca
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Research Group in Decision Analysis Dr. Gilles Savard
Research Group in Decision Analysis Dr. Brunilde Sanso
Research Group in Decision Analysis Dr. Diane Riopel
Research Group in Decision Analysis Dr. Michel Perrier
University
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Dr. Brunilde Sanso
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 4949
Fax: (514) 340-4078
Office: M-6107
Email: brunilde.sanso@polymtl.ca
Extra info.: Téléphone GERAD (514) 3406053 xt 6949/
FAX 3405665
Dr. Diane Riopel
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 4982
Fax: (514) 340-4173
Office: A-306.13
Email: diane.riopel@polymtl.ca
Dr. Michel Perrier
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 4130
Fax: (514)340-4159
Office: AA-6497
Email: michel.perrier@polymtl.ca
Dr. Gilles Savard
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 4990
Fax: (514) 514-340-4086
Also a member of the Centre for
Office: B-208
Research on Transportation (C.R.T.),
Email: gilles.savard@polymtl.ca
associated with the NSERC Industrial
Research Chair in Logistics
Management which contributes to the
development of knowledge and
expertise on the engineering and
management of enterprise networks,
ranging from the design of the different
networks imbedded within the sociotechnical systems under study, to the
engineering of advanced planning and
operating processes, taking into account
the managerial, economical,
environmental and safety issues
pertaining to these systems.
Expertise: Mathematical and Industrial
Engineering, Research & Innovation
Also a member of Broadlab - Laboratory of
Broadband Networks. The objective of the
research carried out at the Broadlab is to
develop methods of assessment, measure and
performance prediction as well as reliability
and design of broadband wireless and wireline
networks.
Telecommunication and Computer Networks,
Traffic Engineering, Performance and QoS,
Network reliability and survivability, Design,
Routing, Service Differentiation, Call
Admission Control, Optimization, CrossLayering.
Expertise: Electrical Engineering,
Also a member of the Centre for
Research on Transportation (C.R.T.),
associated with the NSERC Industrial
Research Chair in Logistics
Management which contributes to the
development of knowledge and
expertise on the engineering and
management of enterprise networks,
ranging from the design of the different
networks imbedded within the sociotechnical systems under study, to the
engineering of advanced planning and
operating processes, taking into account
the managerial, economical,
environmental and safety issues
pertaining to these systems.
Expertise: Mathematical Industrial
Engineering, Operations research and
management science, Logistics,
Manufacturing, Operations management
Also a member of The NSERC
Environmental Design Chair - I3P,
which considers relationships and
issues associated with high-tech and
heavy industry - especially natural
resource industries such as pulp and
paper. Specific focus of this group
includes Supply Chain Management in
the Pulp and Paper Industry, Process
Optimization Techniques combined with
process integration tools applied to the
Pulp & Paper Industry, Business
Modeling, Real-Time Optimization, Pulp
and Paper Mill Sludge Biodrying, Data
Driven Modeling, Thermal Pinch
Analysis under Constraints, PinchBased Programs for Energy
Optimization and Waste Heat
Upgrading, White Water Networks
Controllability Analysis, Validated
Dynamic Simulation of a Fine Paper
Mill, Data Reconciliation.
Expertise: Chemical Engineering,
decision analysis
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Centre Risque and Performance Dr. Mario Bourgault
Centre Risque and Performance Dr. Robert Benoit, Director
Research Group in Decision Analysis Dr. Andre Turgeon
Research Group in Decision Analysis Dr. Francois Soumis
University
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Dr. Francois Soumis
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 6044
Fax: (514) 514-340-4086
Office: A-520.15
Email: francois.soumis@polymtl.ca
Dr. Robert Benoit
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 4226
Fax: (514) 340-2989
Office: A-305.31
Email: benoit.robert@polymtl.ca
Dr. Mario Bourgault
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 5956
Fax: (514) 340-4173
Also Canada Research Chair on
Office: A-306.8
Technology Management which is
Email: mario.bourgault@polymtl.ca
focused on describing and
understanding emerging practices in the
management of technology projects
where a collaborative approach is being
used and experts are working in a
variety of different locations. The
research examines governance,
technology infrastructure, competencies,
and processes for introducing
technology into organizations. Research
objective: to measure the impact of the
above components on the success of
projects.
Expertise: Mathematical and Industrial
Engineering
Expertise: Mathematical and Industrial
Engineering, risk management and
interdependencies between
infrastructures, flood risks, cascading
effects within lifeline networks,
environmental risk management and
emergency measures
ƒModeling of the reservoir inflows and of
the forecasting errors
ƒSecure management of the river basin
installations
ƒMulti-criteria optimization of the
reservoir operation
ƒOptimal operation of a large number of
interconnected reservoirs
ƒOptimal operation of a system that
includes hydroelectric installations and
wind mills.
The research program includes the five
following projects:
Dr. Andre Turgeon
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 6034
Fax: (514) 340-5665
Also NSERC/Hydro-Quebec Industrial
Office: AA-5457
Chair on River Basin Management to
Email: andre.turgeon@polymtl.ca
promote the development of new
stochastic optimization methods for
reservoir management. This research
field is considered important for Canada
and Quebec, and notably for HydroQuebec since revenues depend on the
way the reservoirs are managed.
Managing the reservoirs properly also
means minimizing the risk of flooding,
respecting the environment, supplying
water to the municipalities and
industries, etc.
Expertise: Mathematical and Industrial
Engineering and decision making
Also the Canada Research Chair in
Large Transportation Network
Optimization. Focus: to develop
optimization software to manage
personnel and vehicles in large
transportation systems (aircraft, trains
and buses)
Expertise: Mathematical and Industrial
Engineering and decision analysis
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Centre for Strategy Studies in Organizations Dr. J. Jorgensen, Director
Occupational Health
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational
Health Dr. Tom Kosatsky
McGill University (mcgill.ca)
Memorial University (mun.ca)
Laval University (ulaval.ca)
Laurentian University (laurentian.ca)
Lakehead University (lakeheadu.ca)
Centre Risque and Performance Dr. Jean Rousselle
Centre Risque and Performance Dr. Claude Marche
Centre Risque and Performance Dr. Nathalie De Marcellis-Warin
University
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Dr. Nathalie De Marcellis-Warin
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 4127
Fax: (514) 340-4173
Office: A-305.24
Email: nathalie.demarcellis-warin@polymtl.ca
Dr. Jean Rousselle
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 4802
Fax: (514) 340-2989
Office: B-651
Email: jean.rousselle@polymtl.ca
Expertise: Management Policy,
Competitive Strategy, Organizational
Policy, Public Sector Management,
International Business Organizational
responses to globalization in selected
industries, strategic collaboration, and
public sector divestment and
restructuring in industrialized and
developing countries.
Dr. J. Jorgensen
Tel.: 514-398-4027
Fax: 514-398-3876
Email: jorgense@management.mcgill.ca
http://people.mcgill.ca/jan.jorgensen/
Expertise: Environmental epidemiology, Dr. Tom Kosatsky
assessment of exposure to
Tel: (514) 398-8209
environmental toxins, assessment of
Email: tkosatsk@santepub-mtl.qc.ca
dose response relationships, use of
health data in risk assessment.
Expertise: Civil, Geological and Mining
Engineering relating to flooding
Dr. Claude Marche
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 4801
Fax: (514) 340-2989
Also a member in support of the NSERC Office: B-431.4.5
Industrial Chair in drinking water which Email: claude.marche@polymtl.ca
examines biological treatment,
disinfection by-products, quality in
distribution systems (regrowth and
corrosion), and treatment processes for
small communities.
The research provides industry with
operational and design criteria for
treatment processes in order to meet
future water quality requirements. The
NSERC Chair is Dr. Michele Prevost.
Telephone: (514) 340-4711 #4778
Fax: (514)340-5918
Email: michele.prevost@polymtl.ca
Web Site:
http://www.polymtl.ca/chaireeau/index.p
hp
Expertise: Civil, Geological and Mining
Engineering relating to flooding
Also a member of the Centre for
Research on Transportation (C.R.T.),
associated with the NSERC Industrial
Research Chair in Logistics
Management which contributes to the
development of knowledge and
expertise on the engineering and
management of enterprise networks,
ranging from the design of the different
networks imbedded within the sociotechnical systems under study, to the
engineering of advanced planning and
operating processes, taking into account
the managerial, economical,
environmental and safety issues
pertaining to these systems.
Expertise: Mathematical and Industrial
Engineering, transportation data and
risk assessment involving hazardous
materials and road logistics operations,
integrated organizational risk
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
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Mount Saint Vincent University (msvu.ca)
Mount Allison University (mta.ca)
Department of Economics
Dr. Abigail Payne
Experimental Economics Laboratory and
Department of Economics Dr. Andrew Muller
Chemistry Dr. Brian McCarry
Experimental Economics Laboratory and
Department of Economics Dr. Mestelman
Institute of Environment and Health Dr. John Eyles
Political Science Department and the Institute
on Globalization and the Human Condition Dr. William Coleman
McMaster University (mcmaster.ca)
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic
Sciences Dr. Ron Stewart, NSERC Industrial Research
Chair on Extreme Weather Events
Centre for Strategy Studies in Organizations Dr. Henry Mintzberg
Centre for Strategy Studies in Organizations Dr. Steve Maguire
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Tel.: 514-398-1380
Dr. Henry Mintzberg
Ph.: 514-398-4017
Fax: 514-398-3876
henry.mintzberg@mcgill.ca
Dr. Andrew Muller
Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 437
E-mail: mullera@mcmaster.ca
Voice: (905) 525-9140, ext. 23831 Fax: (905) 521-8232
Dr. Brian McCarry
Tel: (905) 525-9140, ext. 24504
Email: mccarry@mcmail.cis.mcmaster.ca
Dr. Mestelman
Office: KTH 403
Office Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 23113
Fax: (905) 521-8232
Email: mestelma@mcmaster.ca
Expertise: Canada Research Chair in
Dr. Abigail Payne
Public Economics, Tier II, Social
905-525-9140, ext. 23814
Sciences and Humanities. Research
paynea@mcmaster.ca
focuses on the analysis of the effects of
government funding and government
policy on individuals and organizations.
One area of research includes
examination of how government funding
of charitable and non-profit
organizations affect their operation and
their fundraising success in attracting
private donations?
Expertise: Economics, Natural Resource
and Environmental Economics, and
Industrial Organization, and laboratory
experiments in economics to investigate
aspects of environmental regulation and
voluntary contributions to public goods.
Other research areas include the
economic valuation of environmental
services using conjoint analysis of
stated preferences, a form of contingent
valuation.
Expertise: environmental toxicology,
polymer membranes, radionuclides in
nuclear medicine
Expertise: Quantitative Studies in
Economics and Population, Public
Sector Economics (Provision of Public
Goods, Social Choice), Applied
Microeconomics (regulation,
environmental economics, industrial
organization), and Experimental
Economics.
Expertise: evidence-based decisionDr. John Eyles
making, environment-health connections Tel: (905) 525-9140, ext. 23152
Email: eyles@mcmail.mcmaster.ca
Researc focuses on globalization and its
perceived effects on policy making in
four interrelated areas: autonomy,
democracy, changing policy processes,
and North American integration.
Expertise: Canada Research Chair (Tier Dr. William Coleman
I) in Global Governance and Public
905-529-7070 Ext. 23886
Policy (Social Sciences and Humanities) colemanw@mcmaster.ca
and Director of the Institute on
Globalization and the Human Condition.
Expertise:Extreme weather events and
forecasting their occurrence, the
frequency and intensity of extreme
weather events as a result of global
climate change
Expertise: General management and
organization (including the process of
strategy formation, the design of
organizations and the impact of design
on organizations)
Expertise: Organizational Strategy,
Dr. Steve Maguire
Managing Organizational Politics, the
Ph.: 514-398-2115
emergence and institutionalization of
Fax: 514-398-3876
new societal concepts and practices,
steve.maguire@mcgill.ca
dynamics of interorganizational fields
(e.g. business-NGO collaborations, trustbuilding and identity), formal models of
complex systems, Complexity and
Management
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/payne/
http://socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca/~econ/faculty/mullera/index.html
www.chemistry.mcmaster.ca/mccarry
http://socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca/~econ/faculty/mestelma/index.html
www.science.mcmaster.ca/geo/faculty/eyles
http://globalization.mcmaster.ca/
http://www.mcgill.ca/meteo/staff/stewart/
http://people.mcgill.ca/henry.mintzberg/
http://people.mcgill.ca/steve.maguire/
Website
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The Centre for Policy Research on Science and
Technology Dr. J. Adam Holbrook, P.Eng , Associate
Director
The Centre for Policy Research on Science and
Technology and the associated Telematics
Research Laboratory Peter Anderson, M.A.
Biological Sciences Dr. Tony Williams
Simon Fraser University (sfu.ca)
Faculty of Commerce, Finance & Management
Science Dr. Muhong Wang
Saint Mary's University (smu.ca)
School of Occupational and Public Health Dr. Kathryn Woodcock
School of Occupational & Public Health Dr. Ronald Pushchak
School of Occupational and Public Health Dr. John F. Hicks
Ryerson Polytechnic University (ryerson.ca)
Environmental Sciences Group Dr. Kenneth J. Reimer
Royal Military College of Canada (rmc.ca)
Instructional Development Dr. Christopher Knapper, Professor Emeritus
Psychology Dr. Gerald J.S. Wilde, Emeritus Professor
Queen's University (queensu.ca)
Nipissing University (nipissingu.ca)
University
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and Health
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9
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Transport and
Logistics
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Infrastructure
9
9
Public Policy
and
Governance
Public
Economics
9
9
PsychoSocial
9
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Communi
cations
9
9
9
9
9
DecisionAnalysis and
Modelling
Risk Assessment
Dr. Christopher Knapper
Tel: (613) 533-6428, x36428
Email: knapper@queensu.ca
Dr. Gerald J.S. Wilde
Tel: (613) 533-2889
Email: wildeg@post.queensu.ca
Contact Info
Dr. Ronald Pushchak
Tel: (416) 979-5000 x7049
Email: pushchak@ryerson.ca
Dr. John F. Hicks
Tel: (416) 821-0592
Email: jhicks@ryerson.ca
Dr. Tony Williams
Tel: (604) 291-4982
Email: tdwillia@sfu.ca
Dr. Muhong Wang
Tel: (902) 420-5723
Email: wangm@shark.stmarys.ca
Expertise: Analysis of science,
Dr. J. Adam Holbrook
technology and innovation (STI) policy jholbroo@sfu.ca
and program activities in both the public
sector and the private sector, including
policy and program evaluation.
Expertise: The role of communication in Peter Anderson, M.A.
the social, economic and cultural
peter_anderson@sfu.ca
development of rural and urban areas.
Advanced communication networks.
Regulation and policy governing
telecommunications, broadcasting and
information systems. Emergency and
disaster communication.
Expertise: avian ecophysiologist
Expertise: Statistical modelling of
transportation accidents.
Expertise: accident theory and
Dr. Kathryn Woodcock
investigation/modelling/data,
Email: kwoodcoc@ryerson.ca
ergonomics/human factors engineering,
hazard perception and safety inspection
performance, amusement rides,
health/safety and deaf people.
Expertise: Public facility siting and risk
assessment; environmental impact
assessment and risk impacts.
Expertise:Environmental health risk
assessment; air dispersion, exposure
assessment.
Expertise:risk management, the
Kenneth J. Reimer
development of remedial technologies
Tel: (613) 541-6000, ext. 6161
and applied research, environmental
Email: reimer-k@rmc.ca
assessment, remediation projects at
contaminated sites, and research in
bioremediation in harsh climates,
contaminant uptake in the food chain,
impacts from mining, and
phytoremediation of metal-contaminated
soil.
Expertise: Driving behaviour and traffic
safety; attitude and opinion
measurement, perception of risk.
Expertise: Theories and data regarding
accident causation and prevention (in
transportation and occupational
settings).
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
www.sfu.ca/cprost/docs/adamholbrook-cv.pdf
www.cmns.sfu.ca/people/faculty/anderson_p
www.sfu.ca/biology/faculty/williams
www.stmarys.ca
www.ryerson.ca/~woodcock
www.ryerson.ca/pushchak
http://www.rmc.ca/academic/gradrech/esg/index_e.html
psyc.queensu.ca/faculty/wilde
Website
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Analytical Chemistry Dr. Walter E. Harris, Professor Emeritus
Civil & Environmental Engineering Dr. David M. Cruden, Emeritus Professor
University of Alberta (ualberta.ca)
University College of the Fraser Valley
(ucfv.ca)
Université de Sherbrooke (usherbrooke.ca)
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivière (uqtr.ca)
Université du Québec a Montréal (uqam.ca)
Université de Moncton (umoncton.ca)
Trinity Western University (twu.ca)
Environmental and Resource Studies Dr. Stephen Hill
Trent University (trentu.ca)
Thompson Rivers University (tru.ca)
St Francis Xavier University (stfx.ca)
The Centre for Natural Hazard Research
(CNHR) Dr. Chris Tucker,
Program Manager
Reducing Risk from Natural Hazards (RRNH)
Program - Emergency preparedness, at
NRCan.
Institute of Governance Studies Dr. Patrick J. Smith - Director
The Centre for Policy Research on Science and
Technology Dr. Richard Smith, Director CPROST and
Associate Director of the School of
Communication
CMA Centre for Strategic Change and
Performance Measurement Dr. Thomas Lawrence, Director
University
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9
9
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Environment
and Health
Transport and
Logistics
9
Critical
Infrastructure
9
9
9
9
Public Policy
and
Governance
9
9
Public
Economics
9
9
PsychoSocial
9
Risk
Communi
cations
9
9
DecisionAnalysis and
Modelling
Risk Assessment
Contact Info
Dr. Stephen Hill
Tel: (705) 748-1011 ext 7368
Email: stephenhill@trentu.ca
E-mail: cmtucker@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca
Telephone: (613) 943-4245
Fax : (613) 992-0190
Dr. Chris Tucker
Reducing Risk from Natural Hazards Program Manager,
ESS/ESSPOB/ESGFP
Natural Resources Canada
601 Booth Street, 4th Floor, Room. 479
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1A 0E8
Dr. Patrick J. Smith
Tel: (604) 291-4994
Fax: (604) 291-4786
Email: psmith@sfu.ca
General E-mail: igs@sfu.ca
Dr. Richard Smith
smith@sfu.ca
Dr. Thomas Lawrence
CMA Centre for Strategic Change and Performance
Measurement
Segal Graduate School of Business
Simon Fraser University
Third Floor, 500 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6C 1W6
Tel. 778-782-3708
Email: cma-centre@sfu.ca
Fax. 778-782-4920
Expertise: Analytical chemistry,
hazardous waste destruction facility
siting regulatory limit setting, risks of
PCB's and dioxins, risk assessment.
Dr. Walter E. Harris
Email: walter.harris@ualberta.ca
Expertise: Development of a worldwide Dr. David M. Cruden
inventory of landslides; detailed studies Tel: (780) 492-5923
of slope movements at sites in the
Email: dave.cruden@ualberta.ca
Canadian Cordillera, the Interior Plains
and in the French Alps; laboratory
studies on the friction of the surfaces of
brittle natural materials; fundamental
studies of rock fabric.
Expertise: climate change policy and
management; energy science,
technology & policy; environmental risk
management and policy; application of
environmental management tools such
as impact assessment, environmental
accounting, life-cycle assessment,
economic instruments, environmental
indicators, and environmental auditing;
relationship between science and
environmental policy
Expertise: Development and delivery of
a suite of products that will help reduce
the impact of natural hazards on the
Canadian population, economy and
infrastructure by targeting investments
towards the best opportunities for risk
reduction and on enhancing our
understanding of these hazards
Expertise: Public policy and
administration, constitutional reform,
local government/politics, metropolitan
governance, party organizations and
electoral reform.
Epertise: Social inclusion (and
exclusion) and the role of new media in
social change. He has an ongoing
interest in technology for education,
privacy and surveillance in public
spaces, online communities, and the
wireless information society
Expertise: Organizational Change,
Continuous Change, Organizational
Resistance, Multi-Sector Collaboration,
Territoriality in Institutions,
Organizational Collective Identity,
Distinguishing trust and power in
interorganizational relations
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
www.chem.ualberta.ca
www.engineering.ualberta.ca/geotechnical/cruden
people.trentu.ca/stephenhill
http://ess.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.php
www.sfu.ca/igs
www.cmns.sfu.ca/people/faculty/smith_r.html
www.sfu.ca/~tblawren
Website
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Centre for Applied Ethics Dr. Michael McDonald
Institute of Resources and Environment,
School of Community and Regional Planning Dr. Tim McDaniels
Assoc. Director, Eco Risk Research Unit Dr. Robin S. Gregory
BC Centre for Disease Control, Health Care &
Epidemiology/Environmental Health Dr. Ray Copes
University of British Columbia (ubc.ca)
Industrial Safety & Loss Management Dr. Laird Wilson
Mechanical Engineering Dr. David J. Wilson
Engineering Management Dr. John D. Whittaker, Professor Emeritus
Industrial Safety & Loss Management Dr. Doug McCutcheon
Public Health Sciences Dr. Chris Le
Environmental Engineering Dr. Warren B. Kindzierski
Rural Economy Dr. Cindy Jardine
Environmental Health Sciences,
School of Public Health Dr. Steve E. Hrudey
University
RadNuc
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Intel
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9
9
9
9
9
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and Health
Transport and
Logistics
9
Critical
Infrastructure
9
9
Public Policy
and
Governance
Public
Economics
9
9
9
PsychoSocial
9
9
9
Risk
Communi
cations
9
9
9
9
9
9
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Modelling
Risk Assessment
Contact Info
Dr. Doug McCutcheon
Tel: (780) 492-6931
Email: doug.mccutcheon@ualberta.ca
Dr. Chris Le
Tel: (403) 492-6416
Email: xcle@ualberta.ca
Expertise: Applied ethics; philosophy of
law; rights - in the risk context.
Expertise: Value elicitation; decision
analysis; risk management; risk
perception; environmental risk;
evnrionmental regulation; public policy
analysis.
Expertise: Decision making;
environmental/ecological; risk
management.
Expertise: Risk assessment,
management and communication,
impacts on human health of
environmental pollutants
Expertise: Industrial safety; loss
management; human factors; process
safety.
Expertise: Hazard assessment of toxic
gas releases; exhaust gas dispersal in
industrial ventilation; lab simulation in
wind tunnels & water channels.
Dr. Michael McDonald
Tel: (604) 228-3967
Email: mcdonald@ethics.ubc.ca
Dr. Tim McDaniels
Tel: (604) 822-9288
Email: timmcd@unixg.ubc.ca
Dr. Robin S. Gregory
Tel: (250) 539-5701
Email: rgregory@unixg.ubc.ca
Dr. Ray Copes
Tel: (604) 660-1409
Email: ray.copes@bccdc.ca
Dr. Laird Wilson
Tel: (780) 492-0008
Email: laird.wilson@ualberta.ca
Dr. David J. Wilson
Tel: (403) 492-5467
Email: david.wilson@ualberta.ca
Expertise: Risk analysis of pipelines and Dr. John D. Whittaker
sour gas facilities.
Tel: (403) 492-4443
Email: john.whittaker@ualberta.ca
Expertise: Industrial safety; loss
management; human factors; process
safety.
Expertise: analytical chemistry,
environmental chemistry, biomarkers
Expertise: Exposure assessment
Dr. Warren B. Kindzierski
modeling; personal exposure
Tel: (780) 492-0247
measurements to air pollutants; human Email: warren.kindzierski@ualberta.ca
health risk assessment.
Expertise: environmental health risk
Dr. Cindy Jardine
communication, risk perception and risk Tel.: (780) 492-2626
assessment
Email: cindy.jardine@ualberta.ca
Expertise: Environmental/human health Dr. Steve E. Hrudey
risk assessment; risk communication;
Tel: (780) 492-6807
risk management.
Email: steve.hrudey@ualberta.ca
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
www.ethics.ubc.ca/people/mcdonald
www.bridge.ubc.ca/directory/faculty
www.ualberta.ca
www.ualberta.ca
www.ualberta.ca
www.engineering.ualberta.ca/McCutcheon
www.ualberta.ca/~xcle/home.html
www.enveng.ualberta.ca
www.re.ualberta.ca/People/Index
www.phs.ualberta.ca/hrudey_research.cfm; www.eab.gov.ab.ca/members.htm
Website
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Faculty of School of Business and Information
Technology Dr. William (Bill) Goodman
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Northern BC (unbc.ca)
University of New Brunswick (unb.ca)
Université de Montréal (umontreal.ca)
Disaster Research Institute Dr. Robert Tait, Director and Professor of
Psychology
University of Manitoba (umanitoba.ca)
University of Lethbridge (uleth.ca)
Environmental Biology Dr. Jack Trevors
Centre for Toxicology Dr. Keith R. Solomon
Food Science Dr. Doug Powell
Canada Research Chair in Water Supply
Security Dr. Edward A. McBean
Environmental Biology Dr. Hung Lee
University of Guelph (uoguelph.ca)
Civil Engineering Dr. Marc A. Maes
Note: See also under University of Ottawa
NSERC/SSHRC Research Chair Dr. William Leiss
Finance and Management Science Dr. Erhan Erkut
Faculty of Communication and Culture,
Communication Studies Dr. Edna F. Einsiedel
University of Calgary (ucalgary.ca)
University
RadNuc
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and Health
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Logistics
Critical
Infrastructure
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Public Policy
and
Governance
Public
Economics
9
PsychoSocial
9
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Communi
cations
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Modelling
Risk Assessment
Dr. William Leiss
Tel: (403) 220-8579
Fax: (403) 282-0095
Email: wleiss@uottawa.ca
Dr. Erhan Erkut
Tel: (403) 492-3068
Email: erhan.erkut@ualberta.ca
Dr. Edna F. Einsiedel
Tel: (403) 220-3924
Email: einsiede@ucalgary.ca
Contact Info
Dr. Jack Trevors
Tel: (519) 824-4120 x3367
Email: jtrevors@uoguelph.ca
Dr. Keith R. Solomon
Tel: (519) 824-4120 x58792
Email: ksolomon@uoguelph.ca
Dr. Doug Powell
Tel: (519) 824-4120
Email: dpowell@uoguelph.ca or dpowell@ksu.edu
Expertise: statistical consulting and risk Dr. William (Bill) Goodman
analysis,"Key Factors Analysis,” severity Tel: (905) 721-3111 ext 2639
distributions, decision theory and logic Email: bill.goodman@uoit.ca
modeling
Expertise: Policy and program analysis, Dr. Robert Tait
organization research and institutional
rwtait@ms.umanitoba.ca
management evaluation
DRI General Tel: 204-474-8391
Expertise: Environmental
microbiology/biotechnology.
Expertise: Environmental toxicology,
pesticide toxicology, exposure of
humans to pesticides.
Expertise: food safety
Expertise: Hazardous waste
Dr. Edward A. McBean
management; environmental monitoring Tel: (519) 824-4120 x53923
networks; risk management planning,
Email: emcbean@craworld.com
fate as a transport characterization,
statistical interpretation of
environmental data.
Expertise: Biomass conversion,
Dr. Hung Lee
bioenergy research; biodegradation,
Tel: (519) 824-4120, x53828
biotransformation and bioremediation of Email: hlee@uoguelph.ca
pollutants; environmental toxicology;
biotechnological applications of
biosurfactants; monitoring and detection
of microorganisms in the environment.
Expertise: Reliability-based design, civil Dr. Marc A. Maes
engineering risk analysis, stochastic
Tel: (403) 220-7400
modeling, uncertainty analysis, lifetime Email: mamaes@ucalgary.ca
problems, stochastic optimization.
Expertise: risk communication, risk
management
Expertise: Decision-making,
transportation, uncertainty.
Expertise: Risk communication, risk
perception, media studies.
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
www.businessandit.uoit.ca
http://www.umanitoba.ca/institutes/disaster_research/index.html
www.envbio.uoguelph.ca/f_trevors
www.envbio.uoguelph.ca/f_solomon
www.plant.uoguelph.ca/faculty/dpowell
www.chairs.gc.ca/web
www.uoguelph.ca/~hlee
www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~mamaes
www.leiss.ca
www.bus.ualberta.ca/eerkut
www.ucalgary.ca/~einsiede
Website
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Faculty of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering Dr. Murat Saatcioglu, University Research
Chair in Earthquake Engineering
Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Political
Studies, Public Administration Dr. Christian Rouillard, Canada Research
Chair on Governance and Public Management
(Tier II) - Social Sciences and Humanities
GAP-Santé, Institute of Population Health Dr. Louise Lemyre, Director and
McLaughlin Research Chair on Psychosocial
Aspects of Risk and Health
Note: See also under University of Calgary
McLaughlin Center for Population Health Risk
Assements, Institute of Population Health Dr. William Leiss
Epidemiology and Community Medicine;
McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk
Assessment, Institute of Population Health Dr. Dan Krewski
Institute of Population Health Dr. Kevin P. Brand
Note: Affiliated with the Faculty of Social
Sciences, the School of Political Science, the
School of Management and is a Professor with
the Insitute of Population Health Program
Centre on Governance Dr. Caroline Andrew, Director
University of Ottawa (uottawa.ca)
University
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Transport and
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Infrastructure
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Public
Economics
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PsychoSocial
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Communi
cations
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Modelling
Risk Assessment
Contact Info
Dr. William Leiss
Email: wleiss@uottawa.ca
Dr. Dan Krewski
Tel: 613) 562-5800, ext. 8261; Tel: (613) 562-5381
Email: dkrewski@uottawa.ca
Dr. Kevin P. Brand
Tel: (613) 562-5257
Email: kbrand@uottawa.ca
Expertise: Development of new and
innovative seismic retrofit technologies
for reinforced concrete structures, such
as buildings and bridges; verification
through testing of large-scale specimen
in the Structures Laboratory of the
University of Ottawa (one of the few
pseudo-dynamic testing facilities in the
world that provides a unique opportunity
for verification, since it allows the
simulation of earthquakes in slow
motion)
Expertise: Critical analysis of Canadian
Public Sector political and
administrative reforms, management
frameworks and their implementation,
innovation, and structure of legislation.
Dr. Murat Saatcioglu
Contact Info
Office: 613-562-5800 (6129)
Office (alt): 613-562-5915
Fax: 613-562-5174
E-mail: murat@eng.uottawa.ca
Dr. Christian Rouillard
Office: 613-562-5800 (2659)
Fax: 613-562-5350
E-mail: christian.rouillard@uottawa.ca
Expertise: Psychosocial factors in stress Dr. Louise Lemyre
and health (prevention, population
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext.2321
health)
E-mail: louise.lemyre@uottawa.ca
Expertise: Risk communication, risk
management re: pesticides,
environmental controversies. Recipient
of the Order of Canada 2004
Expertise: risk assessment and risk
management; biostatistics;
epidemiology
Expertise: human health risk
assessment, regulatory toxicology,
uncertainty analysis, burden of disease
assessment, and risk management
Expertise: Governance and coordination Dr. Caroline Andrew
in and between organizations and
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 1702
communities; governance and
E-mail: candrew@uOttawa.ca
democracy; ethics and governance;
global and North American governance;
knowledge, complexity and governance;
urban development; municipal politics;
urban politics - planning and the
process of public participation
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
http://by.genie.uottawa.ca/profs/murat/murat.htm
http://www.socialsciences.uottawa.ca/pol/eng/profDetails.asp?id=126
http://www.socialsciences.uottawa.ca/psy/eng/profDetails.asp?id=218
www.leiss.ca
lrsp.carleton.ca:16080/directors/krewski
www.research.uottawa.ca/researcher_kbrand.html
http://www.socialsciences.uottawa.ca/pol/eng/profDetails.asp?id=90
Website
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Centre for Studies in Religion and Society Dr. Conrad G. Brunk, Director
University of Victoria (uvic.ca)
Rotman School of Management Dr. Glen R. Whyte, CCMF Chair in Integrative
Thinking and Professor of Organizational
Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Rotman School of Management Dr. William C. Strange, Real Estate and Urban
Economics
Institute for Environmental Studies Dr. Lino Grima
Faculty of Management Dr. James Dooley
University of Toronto (utoronto.ca)
Department of Sociology, Sociology of
Biotechnology Program Dr. Michael Mehta
University of Saskatchewan (usask.ca)
University of Regina (uregina.ca)
University of PEI (upei.ca)
Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Political
Studies, Public Administration PhD Program Krista Simonds, M.A.
University
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and
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Economics
9
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9
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9
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cations
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Risk Assessment
Contact Info
Dr. Michael Mehta
Tel: (306) 966-6917
Email: michael.mehta@usask.ca
Krista Simonds, M.A. (PhD Candidate University of
Ottawa Commencing Fall 2008)
Tel: 613-745-1237
Cell: 613-882-1237
Email: cg-kc-simonds@rogers.com
Expertise: Philosophy and ethics of
technological risk at the national level,
e.g. nuclear risks, nuclear deterrents,
plant and animal health risks,
biotechnology.
Dr. Conrad G. Brunk, Director
Tel: (250) 721-6325
Email: csrs@uvic.ca
Expertise: Managerial negotiations,
Dr. Glen R. Whyte
administration theory, and advanced
Tel: 416-978-5703 (SwitchBoard)
topics in negotiation and decision
making, risk management and decision
making under uncertainty, individual and
group decision making, and risk
management.
Expertise: Business economics and real Dr. William C. Strange
estate in particular - urban economics, Tel: 416-978-5703 (SwitchBoard)
public economics, and investment
focused on industry clusters, the
importance of cities to business, and
innovation.
Expertise: Economic and social aspects Dr. Lino Grima
of risk management, particularly risk
Tel: (416) 461-5390
communication.
Email: lino.grima@utoronto.ca
Expertise: Effects of the concern for
Dr. James Dooley
health and the environment on corporate Tel: (416) 978-4914
strategy & the management of
operations. Operations management
strategy, national and international with
a focus on S.E. Asia.
Expertise: Risk perception and
communication; biotechnology, nuclear
safety, blood safety, endocrine
modulators, nanotechnology.
PhD studies will focus on the critical
question of how to ensure alignment
and focus of all-hazard emergency
planning activities and the application of
related resources, toward common
goals within an integrated governance
structure that provides sustainable and
effective Public security policy and
management. Attention will be given to
the examination of issues relevant to
collaboration, coordination and
consistency across multi-levels of
public, private and community sectors,
both vertically and horizontally; and,
consider the means and methods by
which to promote coherent application
of response mechanisms, resources and
tools consistent with the collective goals
of a jointly-owned public security
framework.
Expertise: Specializing in public and
private sector all-hazard emergency
preparedness and governance
challenges; public policy, administration
and management; Strategic Planning;
Capability Based Planning; the
Operational Planning Process; Program
Development and Management;
Organizational Change; and Business
Resilience.
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
web.uvic.ca/csrs/about/Brunk
http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/facbios/viewFac.asp?facultyID=whyte
http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/~wstrange
myprofile.cos.com/grima
www.policynut.com
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School of Accountancy Dr. Leonard Eckel (retired)
Biology Department Dr. D. George Dixon
Statistics & Actuarial Science Dr. Richard Cook
Statistics & Actuarial Science Dr. Winston H. Cherry
Chemical Engineering Dr. John Byerley, Professor Emeritus
Department of Civil Engineering Dr. Donald H. Burn, P. Eng
Statistics & Actuarial Science Dr. K. Stephen Brown
Mechanical Engineering Dr. Gordon M. Bragg, Professor Emeritus &
Adjunct
Accounting Group Dr. Phelim P. Boyle
Department of Economics Dr. Richard W. Bodell
Geography Department Dr. Jean Andrey
University of Waterloo (uwaterloo.ca)
Dr. Jamie Cassels
Vice-President Academic and Provost
Professor of Law
University
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Contact Info
Dr. Phelim P. Boyle
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x36513
Email: pboyle@uwaterloo.ca
Dr. Richard W. Bodell
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32047
Email: rwbodell@uwaterloo.ca
Dr. Jean Andrey
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x33629
Email: jandrey@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage:
Dr. Richard Cook
Tel: (519) 888-4567, x35549
Email: rjcook@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage:
Dr. Winston H. Cherry
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x35507
Email: wcherry@uwaterloo.ca
Dr. John Byerley
Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x33409
Email: jjbyerle@retirees.uwaterloo.ca
Dr. Donald H. Burn, P. Eng
Tel: (519) 888-4567 ext.33338
Fax: (519) 888-4349
Office: E2-3327
Email: dhburn@civmail.uwaterloo.ca
Dr. K. Stephen Brown
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x35500
Email: ksbrown@uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: Environmental/ecological,
policy & regulation, risk
management/communication.
Dr. Leonard Eckel
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x37238
Email: leckel@uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: Effects of toxic chemicals,
Dr. D. George Dixon
including metals and oilsands process Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32531
water, on aquatic organisms, principally Email: dgdixon@uwaterloo.ca
fish; biotic modifying factors of toxicity;
development of methods for
environmental effects monitoring.
Physiologically based pharmacokinetic
modelling of contaminant levels in fish.
Expertise: Development and application
of statistical methods for public health;
analysis of life history data, longitudinal
data, sequential methods, multivariate
analysis, clinical trial design, and the
assessment of diagnostic tests.
Expertise: Statistical studies to
diseases, statistics education.
Expertise: Inorganic toxicity hazards.
Expertise: Regional flood frequency
analysis; Analysis of drought
characteristics; Impacts of climate
change on hydrologic variables and
water resource systems
Expertise: Biostatistics, statistical
consulting, generalized linear models.
Expertise: Risk analysis related to
Dr. Gordon M. Bragg
asbestos, quantitative exposure
Tel: (519) 888-4567 ext. 33336
assessment, exposure physics,
Email: gmbragg@uwaterloo.ca
industrial ventilation and hygiene, indoor
air quality, environmental impact
assessment.
Expertise: Financial risk management;
insurance, risk sharing.
Expertise: Natural resources renewable, non-renewable, permits vs
control policies; Cost/benefit - public
policy, non-marketed (goods and
services), consistency of approach.
Expertise: Transportation policy and risk
management issues, mainly in Canada;
implications of climate change for
transportation planning; winter storms
and winter road maintenance;
telecommuting; and the geography of
road safety - both generally and more
specifically for older drivers.
Expertise: Industrial safety, law, policy & Dr. Jamie Cassels
regulation
Vice-President Academic and Provost
Professor of Law
Tel: (250) 721-7010
Email: jcassels@uvic.ca
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
accounting.uwaterloo.ca/alumni/fellowships/LeonardEckel
www.biology.uwaterloo.ca/people/gdixon
www.stats.uwaterloo.ca/Faculty/Cook
www.stats.uwaterloo.ca/Faculty/Cherry
chentserver.uwaterloo.ca/faculty_emeriti/byerley
http://www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/dhburn
www.stats.uwaterloo.ca/Faculty/Brown.KS
www.mme.uwaterloo.ca/people/info
http://accounting.uwaterloo.ca/people/boyle
economics.uwaterloo.ca/fac-Bodell.html
www.fes.uwaterloo.ca/geography/Faculty/andrey.html
web.uvic.ca/vpac/general/cassels
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Civil Engineering Dr. Mashesh Pandey
Institute for Risk Research (IRR) and the
Network for Environmental Risk Assessment
and Management (NERAM) Dr. Jatin Nathwani
Philosophy Dr. Jan F. Narveson
Health Studies and Gerontology Dr. Stephen McColl
School of Planning Dr. Larry R.G. Martin
Civil Engineering Dr. William C. Lennox
Statistics & Actuarial Science Dr. Jerry F. Lawless
Systems Design Engineering Dr. Keith W. Hipel
Philosophy Dr. Larry Haworth, Professor Emeritus
Management Sciences Dr. David Fuller
Civil Engineering, Dist. Professor Emeritus Dr. Grahame J. Farquhar
University
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Contact Info
Dr. David Fuller
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32683
Email: dfuller@uwaterloo.ca
Dr. Jan F. Narveson
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32780
Email: jnarveso@watarts.uwaterloo.ca
Dr. Stephen McColl
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32720
Email: mccoll@healthy.uwaterloo.ca
Dr. Larry R.G. Martin
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32792
Email: lrgmarti@uwaterloo.ca
Dr. William C. Lennox
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x36959
Email: wclennox@uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: socio-economic indicators
Energy Chair. Dr. Jatin Nathwani has
been awarded a $3 million provincial
research chair to integrate new
technologies that can enhance energy
efficiencies and promote renewable
resources within a reliable power
system.
Dr. Mashesh Pandey
Tel: (519) 888-4567, ext. 35858
Email: mdpandey@sunburn.uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: Risk management in the
Dr. Jatin Nathwani
public interest; criteria development and Email: Jatin.Nathwani@rogers.com or
focus on the man/technology
nathwani@uwaterloo.ca
environment interface; societal
balancing of benefits and risks; energy
policy issues - risk assessments,
evaluation of alternative strategies,
options; nuclear safety issues - fission &
fusion.
Expertise: Public policy.
Expertise: Environmental health,
occupational health, health risk
assessment, toxicology.
Expertise: Emergency planning and its
relationship to municipal and regional
planning; socio-economic impact
analysis; remote sensing as means of
monitoring land use changes.
Expertise: Probabilistic models in
hydrology; groundwater contaminant
transport; risk, surface water quality.
Expertise: Statistical methods and
Dr. Jerry F. Lawless
theories; reliability; biostatistics relations Tel: (519) 888-4567 x35533
to risk analysis.
Email: jlawless@uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: Development and application Dr. Keith W. Hipel
of systems design methodologies such Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32830
as conflict resolution and time series
Email: kwhipel@uwaterloo.ca
analysis.
Expertise: Personal autonomy as a
Dr. Larry Haworth
philosophical, psychological & political Email: haworth@uwaterloo.ca
idea; risk assessment methodology with
reference to the role of extra-scientifc
elements (values, world-views); special
application to genetic engineering.
Expertise: Models of energy markets
and emissions.
Expertise: Contaminant transport in soil Dr. Grahame J. Farquhar
and groundwater; design of acid rain
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x33989
abatement strategies; waste
Email: fark@uwaterloo.ca
management and disposal; landfill gas
and leachate control; industrial and
hazardous wastewater treatment.
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/mdpandey
http://geri.uwaterloo.ca/jatin.html
arts.uwaterloo.ca/~jnarveso/
www.ahs.uwaterloo.ca/hsg/research/McColl.html
www.stats.uwaterloo.ca/Faculty/Lawless
Website: www.systems.uwaterloo.ca/Faculty/Hipel
Conflict Analysis Group Website: www.systems.uwaterloo.ca/Research/CAG
http://philosophy.uwaterloo.ca/people/haworth.html
www.mansci.uwaterloo.ca/about/faculty/dfuller
www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/our_people
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Civil & Environmental Engineering Dr. Hanping Hong
The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction Dr. A. G. Davenport, Research Director
University of Western Ontario (uwo.ca)
Civil Engineering Dr. Samuel Yagar
Systems Design Engineering Dr. Douglas T. Wright
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Fire
Research Group Dr. Elizabeth Weckman
Statistics & Actuarial Science Dr. Mary Thompson
School of Planning Dr. Roger Suffling
Mechanical Engineering Dr. Peter Slawson
Civil Engineering; Institute for Risk Research Dr. John Shortreed
Civil Engineering Dr. Frank Saccomanno
Chemical Engineering Dr. Park M. Reilly, Professor Emeritus
Biology Dr. Michael Power
University
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Contact Info
Dr. Peter Slawson
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32425
Email: prslawso@uwaterloo.ca
Dr. John Shortreed
Tel: (519) 888-4567, ext. 35527
Email: shortree@uwaterloo.ca
Dr. Frank Saccomanno
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32631
Email: saccoman@uwaterloo.ca
Dr. Park M. Reilly
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32701
Email: pmreilly@cape.uwaterloo.ca
Dr. Mary Thompson
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x35543
Email: methomps@uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: Risk analysis, reliability
method, designate calibration.
Expertise: Pioneered the application of
boundary layer wind tunnels to the
design of wind sensitive structures, the
description of urban wind climates and
other problems involving the action of
wind. He also has contributed to the
fields of meteorology, environmental
loads, structural dynamics and
earthquake loading. He developed the
world's first statistically based seismic
zoning map, for Canada.
Expertise: Risk analysis and evaluation
in traffic management and operations;
freeway corridor analysis.
Expertise: Public interest.
Dr. Hanping Hong
Tel: (519) 679-2111 ext 88315
Email: hongh@uwo.ca
Dr. A. G. Davenport
Toronto office
20 Richmond Street East,
Suite 210
Toronto, Canada
M5C 2R9
Tel: (416) 364-8677
Fax: (416) 364-5889
info@iclr.org
Dr. Samuel Yagar
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x33929
Email: syagar@uwaterloo.ca
Dr. Douglas T. Wright
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x84933
Email: dtwright@uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: Combustion diagnostics, fire Dr. Elizabeth Weckman
research, pool fires, structural fires, fire Tel: (519) 888-4567, x33345
fighter training.
Email: ejweckman@uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: Probability and statistics.
Expertise: Risk management
Dr. Roger Suffling
considerations in environmental impact Tel: (519) 888-4567 x33184
assessment, forest fire and boreal
Email: rcsuffli@fes.uwaterloo.ca
ecology, global climate change and rightof-way management.
Expertise: Physical and mathematical
models of gas dispersion; gaseous
contaminants.
Expertise: risk management and risk
assessment of hazardous industries,
dangerous goods transport risks
Expertise: Transport of hazardous
materials; transport risk analysis.
Expertise: Chemical risks.
Expertise: Ecological risk
Dr. Michael Power
assessment/risk management,
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32595
development of risk decision-making
Email: m3power@sciborg.uwaterloo.ca
frameworks, environmental modelling,
cumulative stressors analysis, risk inthe
aquatic environment, population-level
risks.
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
http://www.iclr.org/davenport.htm
www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/our_people
www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infopres/wright
www.me.uwaterloo.ca/~eweckman
www.stats.uwaterloo.ca
http://www.fes.uwaterloo.ca/planning/faculty/suffling.html
www.mme.uwaterloo.ca/research/brochure/slawson
www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/our_people
www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/saccomanno
uwaterloo.ca/faculty_emeriti/reilly
www.biology.uwaterloo.ca/power
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Laurier Centre for Miltary Strategic &
Disarmament Studies Dr. D. Marc Kilgour, Professor of Mathematics
Wilfrid Laurier University (wlu.ca)
University of Winnipeg (uwinnipeg.ca)
Civil & Environmental Engineering Dr. Rajesh Seth
University of Windsor (uwindsor.ca)
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction and
National Disaster Health Research Network Dr. Slobodan Simonovic
The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
and Departments of Geography & Political
Science Dr. Gordon McBean
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction and
National Disaster Health Research Network Dr. Paul Kovacs, Executive Director
University
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Dr. Slobodan Simonovic
Toronto office
20 Richmond Street East,
Suite 210
Toronto, Canada
M5C 2R9
Tel: (416) 364-8677
Fax: (416) 364-5889
info@iclr.org
Dr. Gordon McBean
Toronto office
20 Richmond Street East,
Suite 210
Toronto, Canada
M5C 2R9
Tel: (416) 364-8677
Fax: (416) 364-5889
info@iclr.org
Dr. Paul Kovacs
Toronto office
20 Richmond Street East,
Suite 210
Toronto, Canada
M5C 2R9
Tel: (416) 364-8677
Fax: (416) 364-5889
info@iclr.org
Expertise: Conflict analysis; game
theory, Decision Theory, Operations
Research and Mathematical Modelling,
environmental management.
Dr. D. Marc Kilgour, Research Director
Tel: (519) 884-0710, x4208
Email: mkilgour@wlu.ca; mkilgour@wlu.ca1
Expertise: wastewater treatment,
Dr. Rajesh Seth
multimedia mass balance modelling,
Tel: (519) 253-3000 ext. 2553
contaminant fate and transport, metal
Email: rseth@uwindsor.ca
and organic pollutants, environment and
health
Research focuses on application of
systems approach to, and development
of the decision support tools for,
management of complex water and
environmental systems. Most of his
work is related to the integration of risk,
reliability, uncertainty, simulation and
optimization in hydrology and water
resources management including water
resources decision support. He has
undertaken applied research projects
that integrate the mathematical
modeling, data-base management,
geographic information systems and
intelligent interface development into
decision support tools for water
resources decision makers. The main
focus of his current research is related
to flood prevention and management.
Most of his research is being conducted
through the Facility for Intelligent
Decision Support (FIDS) at the
University of Western Ontario.
Expertise: Systems modeling; Risk and
reliability; Water resources and
environmental systems analysis;
Computer-based decision support
systems development; Water resources
education and training; Flood control;
Hydropower energy; Operational
hydrology.
Expertise: Atmospheric and climate
sciences, ranging in scope from the
natural sciences of the phenomena to
the policies of governments and
responses of people to them; evaluates
the performance of weather and
environmental prediction systems, the
changing climate and weather systems
in the Arctic and investigates the role of
changing government policies on the
ability of national laboratories and
organizations to support Canadian
activities. Also does research in the
changing occurrence of extreme weather
events with climate change, their
influence on public systems and
strategies for adaptation.
Expertise: Executive Director, Institute
for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
President, Property and Casualty
Insurance Compensation Corporation
Adjunct Research Professor,
Economics, The University of Western
Ontario
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
www.wlu.ca/~wwwmath/faculty/kilgour
http://www.iclr.org/simonovic.htm
http://www.iclr.org/mcbean.htm
http://www.iclr.org/Kovacs.htm
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Disaster and Emergency Management
Program (Master's Level) Dr. David Etkin, Director, EM Graduate
Program
Schulich School of Business Dr. John Buzacott
Professor Emeritus, Management Science
Specialization
York University (yorku.ca)
University
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Expertise: National assessment of
natural hazards
Dr. David Etkin
Office: 258C Atk
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 44016
Email: etkin@yorku.ca
Expertise: Manufacturing systems;
Dr. John Buzacott
production management; manufacturing Tel: (416) 736-5074
strategy; supply chain management,
Email: jbuzacot@schulich.yorku.ca
operations research.
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
http://www.yorku.ca/akevents/academic/SAS/faculty/SASfacultyProfile.asp?id=559
www.schulich.yorku.ca/ssb-extra/faculty
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Industrial Accident Prevention
Association
Curry Hydrocarbons Inc.
Center for Risk Communication
Decision Partners, LLC
Itasca Consulting Canada Inc.
GlobalTox International Consultants Inc.
Bercha Group
Peter Bein
Transportation Systems Consultant
Alp & Associates Inc.
Specialist Consultant
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Mgmt
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Gordon Butte
President
Tel: (941) 355-4441
Email: gbutte@decisionpartners.com
Richard Brummer
President
Tel: (705) 522-2697
Ronald Brecher
Principal
Tel: (519) 766-1000 x 223
Email: rbrecher@globaltox.ca
Frank G. Bercha
President
Tel: (403) 270-2221
Email: bgroup@berchagroup.com
Peter Bein
Transportation Systems Consultant
Tel: (604) 228-9437
Email: piotr.bein@umag.net
Ertugrul Alp
Principal
Tel: (905) 508-2595
Email: ertugrulalp@rogers.com
Contact Info
Expertise: Occupational health and
safety program auditing, consulting,
training; occupational risk analysis
education; promotion of general
hazard/risk models; risk education.
Expertise: Process hazard analysis,
process and equipment reliability
analysis, failure investigation,
emergency response planning, safety
engineering, HAZOP, worst case
scenario, compliance audits.
Renzo Dalla Via
Regional Team Leader
Tel: (416) 798-0220
Email: rdallavia@iapa.on.ca
Frank H. Curry
President
Tel: (416) 298-9563
Email: fhcurry@rogers.com
Expertise: Community involvement; risk Vincent Covello
communication; risk perception.
Tel: (212) 222-7841
Expertise: Strategic risk
communications processes, methods
and tools applied to issues related to
health, environment, electricity, new
technology, and siting projects; multistakeholder, multi-channel stakeholder
engagement processes; public
judgment; strategic planning; training;
innovation management; mental models
research.
Expertise: Mining, geomechanics,
mining accidents, mine
decommissioning, risk assessment.
Expertise: Human exposure modelling,
quantitative risk
assessment/characterization, risk
perception, communication; all with
regard to environmental or occupational
exposures to toxic chemicals.
Expertise: Development and application
of methods of risk analysis to oil and
gas facilities, transportation systems,
and arctic offshore operations; use of
probabilistic methods in engineering
design; risk based land use guidelines.
Expertise: Decision analysis of civil
engineering systems under uncertainty
and risk; modeling and assessment of
natural and man-made hazards to civil
engineering works, and risks arising in
transportation of people and goods.
Expertise: Integrated risk assessment
and management for organizations with
exposures to hazardous material,
process, and security risks; quantitative
risk analysis using frequency and
consequence models; enterprise risk
management for companies and
government departments with
responsibilities for public, occupational
and environmental safety.
Risk Assessment
www.iapa.on.ca
www.curryhydrocarbons.ca
www.centerforriskcommunication.com
www.decisionpartners.com
www.itasca.ca/canada
www.globaltox.ca/staff_rb.php
www.berchagroup.com/index.htm
www.ertugrulalp.com
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Hickling Corp.
Safety Services (Gow) Inc.
SENES Consultants Ltd.
Intus Road Safety Engineering Inc.
Frontline Corporate Communications
Inc.
and DeGroote School of Business at
McMaster
Canadian Water and Wastewater
Association
BMT Fleet Technology Limited
Risk Wise Inc.
AMEC Earth & Environmental
Specialist Consultant
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ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Risk Assessment
Contact Info
Michael P. Davies
Vice-President
Tel: (604) 473-5304
Email: michael.davies@amec.com
Gerry Forbes
President & Chief Engineer
Tel: (905) 332-9470
Email: gerry@intus.ca
Terry Flynn
President
Tel: (888) 848-9898 x201
Email: flynn@onthefrontlines.com
T. Duncan Ellison
Executive Director
Tel: (613) 747-0524
Email: tdellison@cwwa.ca
Aaron Dinovitzer
President
Tel: (613) 592-2830 x203
Email: adinovitzer@fleetech.com
Expertise: Relative risks associated with
ionizing radiation; radiation protection
strategies; biological dosimetry R&D;
molecular, biochemical and
geographical epidemiology.
Expertise: Transportation policy and
management; transportation safety
policy.
Clive L. Greenstock
Research Officer, Safety,
Environmental & Radiological
Protection
Tel: (613) 584-3311, x6053
Email: greenstockc@aecl.ca
John Gratwick
Associate
Tel: (902) 423-1606
Email: johngrat@hfx.eastlink.ca
Expertise: Safety management system; John Gow
emergency response planning;
Tel: (403) 686-6180
environmental assessments.
Expertise: Safety audit, dispersion
Murali Ganapathy
modeling, vulnerability analysis and off- Principal
site/on-site emergency planning.
Tel: (905) 764-9380 x350
Email: mganapathy@senes.ca
Expertise: Risk analysis and evaluation
in highway safety, road design, traffic
management and
operations/maintenance.
Expertise: Risk communication training;
Media training; Development and
implementation of community relations
plans (CRP).
Expertise: Impact of chemicals in the
environment on public safety and
health. Public health risk assessment
and management incorporating risk
identification, analysis, option
formulation and selection. Vulnerability
assessments, emergency response
planning and training. Policy and
legislative anlaysis.
Expertise: Structural reliability analysis
and optimal design; pipeline & ship
structures research; structural and
mechanical integrity assessment and
metallurgical principals; LSD code
calibration.
Expertise: Integrated operational risk
Diana Del Bel Belluz
management consulting (e.g. health,
Tel: (416) 686-7362
safety, environment business continuity, Email: diana.belluz@riskwise.ca
liabilities, etc.), risk management
training, risk communication.
Expertise: Consulting engineering,
heavy civil, mine waste management,
open pit design, risk assessments,
earthquake engineering, liquefaction
evaluations, foundation engineering and
general engineering geology.
www.senes.on.ca
www.intus.ca
www.fcc.onthefrontlines.com/main
www.cwwa.ca
www.fleetech.com
www.amec.com
Website
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Specialist Consultants -Academic and Research Institutes Database
Hemmera Envirochem
Bririsk Consulting Ltd.
Robert F. Keith
GE Oil & Gas
GeoInfo Solutions Ltd.
Allan Jones & Associates, Inc.
Stanley R. Hatcher
Toxicology and Risk Assessment
RWDI Air Inc.
Golder Associates
Specialist Consultant
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Security
Intel
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Environment,
Health and
Safety
Transport
and
Logistics
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Critical
Infrastructure
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Policy
Governance
and Mgmt
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Economics
and
Financial
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PsychoSocial
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9
9
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Risk
Decision-Analysis,
Communicati Modelling, Process
ons
Mgmt
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Risk Assessment
Contact Info
Shahani Kariyawasam
Chief Engineer, Integrity Services
Tel: (403) 806-0267
Email: shahani.kariyawasam@ge.com
Brad Judson
President
Tel: (250) 656-3056
Email:
brad.judson@geoinfosolutions.com
Allan Jones
Executive Director
Tel: (905) 335-5463
Email: allan.jones@attcanada.net
Stanley R. Hatcher
Tel: (416) 873-1369
Email: Shatcher@idirect.com
Ron Haley
Senior Specialist,
Tel: (519)823-1311 x2276
Email: ron.haley@RWDI.com
Brian D. Kelly
Tel: (403) 375-0709
Email: kellybd@telus.net
Expertise: Philosophical assumptions in Brenda Lee
risk assessment; cost-benefit methods Tel: (514) 343-3870
of decision-making; environmental
impact and social impact assessment
and risk assessment.
Expertise: Evaluation of contaminated Dennis Konasewich
sites and subsequent evaluation of
Vice President, Technical Services
potential human health risks and
Email: dkonasewich@hemmera.com
ecological risks; definition of design and
operational protocols for minimization of
risk associated with use of antisapstain
and wood preservation chemicals
(process safety).
Expertise: Industrial risk management
and process safety.
Expertise: Public policy/decision
Robert F. Keith
making; northern development decision- Tel: (519) 846-2704
making; environmental assessment;
Email: rkeith@sympatico.ca
resource development; regional
planning; Arctic contaminants.
Expertise: Pipeline Safety, Risk and
reliability analysis, environmental
modeling.
Expertise: Marine traffic risk analysis,
navigation and related software
application development
Expertise: Environmental policy
development; risk communication;
responsible care development and its
application beyond the chemical
manufacturing industry.
Expertise: Nuclear, organizational
social, cultural factors in risk, risk
perception.
Expertise: Consulting experience in
human health risk assessment,
toxicology, environmental impact
assessment and risk-based decisionmaking.
Expertise: Risk management and
Brian J. Griffin
analysis of environmental, health, safety Tel: (403) 299-4615
and financial issues in a range of
Email: bgriffin@golder.com
business sectors including oil and gas,
mining, transportation and utilities.
www.hemmera.com
www.geoinfosolutions.com
www.golder.com
Website
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Specialist Consultants -Academic and Research Institutes Database
Institute for Research in Construction,
National Research Council Canada
International Program on Chemical
Safety, World Health Organization
Acuratek Inc.
Dow Chemical Canada Inc.
C-FER Technologies
Walters Forensic Engineering
Douglas H. Napier
CanTox Health Sciences International
AcuTech Consulting, Inc.
SNC-Lavalin Environment Inc.
Specialist Consultant
RadNuc
Security
Intel
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Safety
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Critical
Infrastructure
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Governance
and Mgmt
Economics
and
Financial
PsychoSocial
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Decision-Analysis,
Communicati Modelling, Process
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Mgmt
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Risk Assessment
Contact Info
Maher Nessim
Chief Engineering and Director,
Pipelines and Structures
Tel: (780) 450 9898 x207
Email: m.nessim@cfertech.com
Saad Nassar
Tel: (800) 387-1950
Email: snassar@waltersforensic.com
Douglas H. Napier
Industrial Hazard & Risk Consultant
Tel: (416) 620-4224
Ian Munro
Executive Vice President
Tel: (905) 542-2900
Email: imunro@cantox.com
David Moore
President & CEO
Tel: (415) 923-9226
Email: dmoore@acutechconsulting.com
Renaud Lemoine
Project Manager, Environment
Tel: (450) 651-6710
Email: lemor@snc-lavalin.com
Expertise: Water quality modelling,
environmental risk engineering, riskbased decisionmaking, reliability
engineering and system safety, and
environmental system modelling
Rehan Sadiq
Research Officer, Buried Utilities,
Urban Infrastructure
Tel: (613)954-5984
Email: rehan.sadiq@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Expertise: Health, occupational safety & Ann Robinson
health, policy & regulation.
Consultant, International Program on
Chemical Safety
World Health Organization
Tel: (416) 762-6488
Expertise: Transportation risk
James D. Reid
assessment, business continuity
Tel: (514) 383-9816
management, consequence modeling
Email: james.reid@acuratek.ca
for fire, explosion and oil spill on water.
Expertise: Chemical hazard evaluation, Brenda Prine
management control systems; hazard
Reactive Chemical Specialist
communication; landfill sites.
Tel: (519) 339-4563
Expertise: Safety, risk analysis,
environmental modelling.
Expertise: Accident reconstruction,
computer modeling/simulation - 3D
scientific animation.
Expertise: Hazard analysis and risk
assessment; investigation of major
industrial hazards; combustion and
combustion-related phenomena; plant
design in the chemical and process
industries.
Expertise: Toxicology; environmental
risk assessment.
Expertise: Safety and risk analysis and
assessment of industrial facilities.
Hazard analysis for petroleum &
chemical industry; loss prevention, fault
tree analysis, HAZOP.
Expertise: Transportation of dangerous
goods; quantitative risk assessment;
emergency planning.
www.acuratek.ca
www.dow.com
www.waltersforensic.com
www.cantox.com
acutech-consulting.com
www.SNC-Lavalin.com
Website
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Specialist Consultants -Academic and Research Institutes Database
Mestor Associates
Black and White Communications Inc.
Rideau Strategy Consultants Ltd.
W & W Radiological & Environmental
Consultant Services
Egmond Associates Ltd.
Thorne Butte: Decision Partners Inc.
Institute for Research in Construction
National Research Council of Canada
Montreal Department of Public Health
CINBIOSE (Centre for studies in Health
and Environment)
Decision Research Inc.
Sustainable Visions, Inc.
Specialist Consultant
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Intel
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Safety
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Transport
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Logistics
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Critical
Infrastructure
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Policy
Governance
and Mgmt
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and
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Decision-Analysis,
Communicati Modelling, Process
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Mgmt
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Risk Assessment
Expertise: Risk perception and risk
management policy.
Expertise: Risk communication.
Expertise: All aspects of risk analysis,
as an important part of cost-benefit
analysis.
Expertise: Ionizing radiation risk.
Expertise: Public interest.
Expertise: Strategic risk
communications processes, methods
and tools applied to issues related to
health, environment, electricity, new
technology, and siting projects; multistakeholder, multi-channel stakeholder
engagement processes; public
judgment; strategic planning; training;
innovation management; mental models
research.
Expertise: Risk analysis and risk
assessment in the infrastructure
application, and earthquake risk
assessment.
Expertise: Indoor, outdoor and personal
exposure assessment, Biological
monitoring of exposure and effects in
populations exposed to toxic chemicals,
Risk Assessment
Expertise: Risk perception.
Expertise: Transportation risk; risk
management.
Contact Info
Anne Whyte
Tel: (613) 445-1305
Email: mestor@sympatico.ca
Kathryn White
President
Tel: (613) 224-8228
Email: blackandwhite@magma.ca
Kenneth Watson
Partner
Tel: (613) 745-8433
Email: ken.watson@sympatico.ca
Murray L. Walsh
Tel: (416) 730-8490
Email: murraywalsh@rogers.com
John Van Egmond
President
Tel: (800) 267-4797
Email: jvegmond@aztec-net.com
Sarah Thorne
President
Tel: (519) 337-9000
Email: sthorne@decisionpartners.com
Solomon Tesfamariam
Tel: (619) 993-2448
Email: solomon.tesfamariam@nrccnrc.gc.ca
Dr. Audrey Smargiassi
Adjunct Professor
Tel: (514) 528-2400 ext. 3226
Email: asmargia@santepub-mtl.qc.ca
Paul Slovic
Research Associate
Tel: (541) 485-2400
Email: pslovic@darkwing.uoregon.edu
Richard Schwing
Tel: (248) 851-9519
Email: sustainablevisions@earthlink.net
www.rideaugroup.com
www.egmondassociates.com
www.decisionpartners.com
www.decisionresearch.org/people/slovic
Website
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Specialist Consultants -Academic and Research Institutes Database
Sunoco Inc. Sarnia Refinery
Environmental Sciences Group
Royal Military College of Canada
Ontario Power Generation
AECL Research
Specialist Consultant
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Intel
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Environment,
Health and
Safety
Transport
and
Logistics
Critical
Infrastructure
Policy
Governance
and Mgmt
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Economics
and
Financial
PsychoSocial
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Decision-Analysis,
Communicati Modelling, Process
ons
Mgmt
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES DATABASE
Risk Assessment
Expertise: environmental and
occupational health issues relating to
risk to human health
Expertise:risk management, the
development of remedial technologies
and applied research, environmental
assessment, remediation projects at
contaminated sites, and research in
bioremediation in harsh climates,
contaminant uptake in the food chain,
impacts from mining, and
phytoremediation of metalcontaminated soil.
Expertise: Financial risk control;
enterprise-wide risk management;
emergency response; loss
management.
Expertise: Technical safety and
reliability analysis techniques for
nuclear chemical, process industries
(FTA, FMEA, HAZOPS, ETA, HR
consequence analyses); process plant
management systems reviews.
Contact Info
Vince Gagner
Environment, Health & Safety
Tel: (519) 3873-3606
Email: VGagner@Suncor.com
Kenneth J. Reimer
Tel: (613) 541-6000, ext. 6161
Email: reimer-k@rmc.ca
Christopher M. Young
Plant Manager
Tel: (416) 592-3202
Email: chris.young@opg.com
David J. Winfield
Safety and Reliability Analysis
Tel: (613) 584-3311
Email: winfieldd@aecl.ca
www.rmc.ca/academic/gradrech/esg/index_e.html
www.opg.com
www.aecl.ca
Website
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List of symbols/abbreviations/acronyms/initialisms
CBRNE
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives
CNIMS
Canadian National Incident Management System
CSA
Canadian Standards Association
CSS
Centre for Security Science
DFAA
Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements
DRDC
Defence Research and Development Canada
EMO
Emergency Management Organization
H/USAR
Heavy Urban Search and Rescue
ISO
International Standards Organization
ISO TC
International Standards Organization Technical Committee
JEPP
Joint Emergency Preparedness Program
NFPA
National Fire Protection Association
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(Security classification of title, body of abstract and indexing annotation must be entered when the overall document is classified)
1.
ORIGINATOR (The name and address of the organization preparing the document.
Organizations for whom the document was prepared, e.g. Centre sponsoring a
contractor's report, or tasking agency, are entered in section 8.)
2.
4C Success Inc. with The Associates Group of
Companies
222 Somerset Street West, Suite 700, Ottawa, K2P 2G3
3.
SECURITY CLASSIFICATION
(Overall security classification of the document
including special warning terms if applicable.)
UNCLASSIFIED
NONCONTROLLED GOODS
DMC A
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TITLE (The complete document title as indicated on the title page. Its classification should be indicated by the appropriate abbreviation (S, C or U)
in parentheses after the title.)
Capability Based Planning Pilot Project: A report on partnership opportunities and the
sustainability of emergency response across non-federal levels
4.
AUTHORS (last name, followed by initials – ranks, titles, etc. not to be used)
Simonds, K.C.
5.
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e.g. interim, progress, summary, annual or final. Give the inclusive dates when a specific reporting period is covered.)
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Centre for Security Science
Defence R&D Canada
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Ottawa, ON Canada K1A 0K2
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and development project or grant number under which the document
was written. Please specify whether project or grant.)
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13. ABSTRACT
Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), Centre for Security Science
(CSS) is engaged in several initiatives toward the development of an all-hazards risk
assessment model and tools that will contribute to Canadian preparedness for response
to terrorism and other hazards. This Contract Report represents the findings of work
conducted in support of the Capability Based Planning Pilot Project lead by the CSS
Forensics Portfolio Manager. Specifically, the report identifies potential partnership
opportunities with academic research institutes that share a common interest and
expertise in analyzing risk to Canadians from all-hazards, including Chemical,
Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) threats; facilitates
collaborative initiatives that support validation of risk assessment tools – specifically
the connectivity between tools that assess intentional (CBRNE threats) and
unintentional (natural hazards) threats; and, provides insights relating to sustainability
of emergency response across non-federal levels of government.
Le Centre des sciences pour la sécurité (CSS) de Recherche et développement pour la
défense Canada (RDDC) a entrepris de nombreux projets visant l’élaboration d’outils et
d’un modèle d’évaluation de tous les risques, qui contribueront à améliorer la
préparation du Canada à une intervention en cas d’acte terroriste ou d’autre situation de
menace. Le présent rapport de contrat fait état des conclusions du travail effectué à
l’appui du Projet pilote sur planification axée sur les capacités, qui est dirigé par le
gestionnaire du portefeuille judiciaire du CSS. Plus particulièrement, le rapport
détermine les possibilités de partenariat avec des établissements universitaires et de
recherche qui, comme nous, ont de l’intérêt et de l’expertise dans l’analyse des risques
auxquels sont exposés les Canadiens et Canadiennes, y compris les menaces d’incidents
liés aux dispositifs chimiques, biologiques, radiologiques, nucléaires et explosifs
(CBRNE). De plus, il traite des initiatives réalisées, en partenariat à l’appui de la
validation des outils d’évaluation des risques – notamment la connectivité entre les
outils d’évaluation des menaces intentionnelles (CBRNE) et des menaces non
intentionnelles (catastrophes naturelles) ainsi que de la viabilité des interventions
d’urgence aux échelons non fédéraux.
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KEYWORDS, DESCRIPTORS or IDENTIFIERS
Capability Based Planning: Sustainable Non-Federal Emergency Management: AllHazards Risk Assessment
DRDC CSS CR 2011-06
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