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Halifax Information Session & Learning Symposium

6:00PM to 8:00PM October 26, 2017
The Westin Nova Scotian
1181 Hollis Street
B3H 2P6 Halifax , NS
Nova Scotia CA

At Royal Roads University, we know everyone has something to share and there's huge value in open discussions. Our online and on-campus programs create an environment where everyone works together to achieve success.
At RRU, you learn from everyone in your program and not just from your instructors. Join us in Halifax, Thursday, October 26, 2017 to see our difference in action.

Following this general information session, we are pleased to bring you a learning opportunity from Dr. Jean Slick, Associate Professor, School of Humanitarian Studies discussing;

The Characteristics of Disaster Volunteerism in a Digital Age: Implications for Emergency Management Practice

Every disaster situation is characterized by the convergence of volunteers who seek to help with the response effort. Some volunteers are affiliated with existing organizations, while others are not and self-organize. In this presentation, Dr. Slick will explore broader patterns in the characteristics of volunteerism after a disaster, and will examine some of the ways in which social media is changing the dynamic of disaster volunteerism. The implications of these patterns and changes for emergency management practice will be discussed. Examples will draw from recent disaster events, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and session participants will also be invited to share their own relevant disaster experiences.

Event Details

Registration Opens: 5:30 pm in the Seaport Room
Information Session: 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
Break: 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm
Learning Symposium: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Informal Networking: 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm