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Preparing for Disaster

August 2, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor; and Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Disasters and emergency situations can take countless forms, some of these not yet imagined. Whatever the specific event, though, one constant may be the need for collaboration and the idea of joint responsibility.

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Shift in terrorist tactics, targets in the West demands change in attitude

June 10, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

A shift in terrorist tactics and targets in Western countries may come down to efficiency – from the perspective of terrorists – but should encourage governments and businesses to enhance security in busy public places, suggests Andrew Majoran, lead terrorism

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Practical drift an invisible, potentially catastrophic threat to supply chain

June 9, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

One of the biggest threats to a company’s supply chain cannot even been seen, but surely will be felt should it take hold, Nexbridge Inc.’s Randall Becker suggested Wednesday during the World Conference on Disaster Management in Toronto. Practical drift,

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2013 Calgary floods spawned ‘increased demand’ for services from non-profits: World Conference on Disaster Management speaker

June 9, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Non-profit organizations need to be prepared for natural disasters so they can help deliver public services, speakers suggested Tuesday at the World Conference on Disaster Management. From research conducted after the floods in affecting southern Alberta in 2013, the Calgary

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Business continuity training should happen first day on the job: World Conference on Disaster Management speaker

June 8, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Everyone needs to be trained in business continuity management, and the importance of managing expectations is one lesson learned during the major floods in 2013 in southern Alberta, speakers suggested Tuesday at the World Conference on Disaster Management. “Exercising is

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Need exists to embrace all tools, including social media, to enhance emergency management and response

June 8, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Social media can serve as an important tool in a scattergun approach that helps the public to be better informed, further engaged and more prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster, suggests Melanie Irons, PhD, psychology lecturer with