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Resilience 2018

2018 Event

From a national to community level, Canadians are highly dependent on critical infrastructure. Increasing the resilience of our critical infrastructure is a core requirement for building resilience at all levels of society.

For 2018, speakers and delegates focused on building resilience from an all-hazards perspective for a range of critical infrastructure, including transportation, water, telecommunications, government, and energy. The discussion was framed within the context of case studies from recent emergencies, including the impact on critical infrastructure from the floods that occurred in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia, and the 2017 wildfire season in Canada.

The experts at this event covered a broad range of issues, including: what contributes to critical infrastructure resilience in the fact of a major disaster; the complex interdependencies in modern critical infrastructure; and the challenges of rebuilding a community and its infrastructure.

Featured Speakers From the 2018 Event

Craig Oldham

Craig Oldham
Director General, Critical Infrastructure and Strategic Coordination
Public Safety Canada

David McGown

David McGown
Senior Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives
Insurance Bureau of Canada

Dr. Maryam Golnaraghi

Dr. Maryam Golnaraghi
Director, Extreme Events and Climate Risks Program
The Geneva Association

Dr. Daniel Kaniewski

Dr. Daniel Kaniewski
Deputy Administrator
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Michael R. Galin

Michael R. Galin
Director, Risk Management, Corporate Business Continuity Office
TELUS Communications Inc.

Simon Welfare-Jervis

Simon Welfare-Jervis
Principal Consultant
Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure

Katie McPherson

Katie McPherson
Chief Resilience Officer
City of Vancouver


We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.


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Travel Partner

Via Rail

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