Tag: disasters

Opening the Door to Safe and Sustainable Housing Reconstruction

This blog post comes from three of our undergraduate honours students, Vivien Tran (top left), Lucy Woodley (top right), and Janice Wu (bottom left), who are researching household determinants of safer and more sustainable post-disaster housing after the 2015 Nepal earthquake. When a disaster occurs, what is the typical response? Sadness, sympathy, compassion? Social media?…
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What’s in a Message? Unpacking Post-Disaster Housing Guidance

This blog post comes from one of our masters students, Zhenwen (Fiona) Wang, who is researching key messages to help households build back safer after disasters in the Philippines. Rising population and urbanization continue to be two main drivers of disaster risk. In the last five decades the number of disasters has more than quadrupled…
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Reflections as a Summer Research Scholar

This blog post comes from one of our undergraduate Summer Scholars, Emann-Ray Arago, who recently completed a 10 week project looking to improve the quality of key messages to help households build back safer after disasters in the Philippines. My interest in humanitarian engineering, combined with my aspiration to pursue postgraduate research, became my main…
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