Research

Canada’s burning question

In this in-depth feature we brought together some of the leading experts from the insurance industry, academia, and practice to reflect on the progress made and the challenges remaining for fire management in Canada. By Paul Kovacs, Alice Cullingford, …

Firefighter wellness monitoring to address cancer and other risks

A new Canadian study calls for the creation of a national firefighter wellness surveillance system to help address soaring cancer rates and other key firefighter health risks. By Len Garis A new Canadian study, Determinants of Injury and Death in Canad …

Meaning of Home

This mixed-media visual essay, based on the 2003 Okanagan wildfires, illustrates the depth and meaning of the loss of one’s home and family possessions. By Mary Ann Murphy, Fern Helfand, Penny Cash, and David Scott This work recounts the first-hand nar …

Community Engagement in Post-Disaster Recovery

Editors: Graham Marsh, Iftekhar Ahmed, Martin Mulligan, Jenny Donovan, Steve Barton Community Engagement in Post-Disaster Recovery reflects a wide array of practical experiences in working with disaster-affected communities internationally. It demonstr …

Build Back Better – a Balancing Act

Build Back Better (BBB) has become the new disaster recovery mantra. In this series, we explore recovery as a balancing act. Based on case studies from around the world and around the corner, we collectively explore key tensions during recovery. These …