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The Multi-Hazards Podcast

all about protecting communities . . . 

May 31, 2021

Yes, it's been one whole year of the Multi-Hazards podcast.  We're 70 episodes in now and running strong!  Here host Vin Nelsen answers questions such as:
- Where's Multi-Hazards at now?
- What kind of praise & criticism have you received?
- How has Multi-Hazards changed you?
- How has the podcast assisted you with Networking, with connecting with others who are professionals or lay people in the fields focused on protecting communities?
- What's your method? How do you produce your podcast episodes?
- What are your plans? How do you see the future for the Multi-Hazards podcast?

Join this episode of Multi-Hazards and be part of a movement to change the world!

Cover photo by Hugo Jehanne on Unsplash

Outro: "Basa Basa Beat" by Nana Kwabena


Vin Nelsen's Bio

Vin Nelsen has a passion for protecting communities. While continuing to teach immigrants at Douglas College on unceded Salish Nations' land in Vancouver, Canada, he continues podcasting, writing articles and scheming schemes to protect "vulnerable" populations with education, activism and action related to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA). This currently includes focusing more on anti-racism, promoting justice, equality and diversity and opposing movements that stick to the status quo.

Vin studied a Grad Diploma in Climate Risk Management from the University of Waterloo, a Certificate in Climate Change Policy & Practice from the University of Toronto, courses from Yukon University's Graduate Diploma in Climate Change Policy, as well as a Diploma of Emergency & Security Management, Certificate in Emergency Management and Certificate of Emergency Management Exercise Design from Justice Institute of BC (JIBC), plus courses in First Nations' Studies, meteorology, technical writing and cyber security while volunteering with a local Emergency Preparedness program and Red Cross these last 2+ years.

He has a Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural-related studies (Trinity), a Bachelor of Arts, double majors of Communication (Media) and French as well as a Certificate of Liberal Arts (Simon Fraser University), a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (Vancouver Community College), and passed the Real Estate Trading Services Licensing from the University of British Columbia (UBC).

His previous work including many years in immigrant helping organisations as program manager, career and job search counsellor and instructor, English language instructor and real estate agent. He worked six years in Asia and has worked with diverse people, especially with non-Westerners, since his youth. For the next few decades, he will dedicate himself to protecting communities from extreme weather events, geohazards, security threats and damaging social and political trends.

«Être fort pour être utile.» ("Be strong to be useful")