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The Multi-Hazards Podcast

all about protecting communities . . . 

Jul 18, 2020

Where else can you hear hour-long interviews on disasters, adapting to climate change, terrorism, artificial intelligence, loving your neighbour, protecting communities, all in one podcast?

So, the marathon continues!  Host Vin Nelsen takes a few moments to summarise the 20 episodes of Season 1 and looks forward to an exciting new season.  

Check out the Study Guide, click on the top left where it says "Pdf" above the date!

Vin Nelsen's Bio

Vin Nelsen has a passion for protecting communities. While continuing to teach immigrants at Douglas College near Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada, he 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 two years. He finished in December 2019, then COVID-19's disruption came in March 2020, so this podcast at least lets him release some of that pent-up steam while seeking ways to contribute to Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).  He currently volunteers with Canadian Red Cross for local and nationwide disasters as well as with the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) - Canadian Council's Partnership Engagement Committee and Understanding Risk BC's Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Hub.

He has a Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural-related studies (Trinity), a Bachelor of Arts, double majors of Communication (Media) and French & 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 University of British Columbia (UBC). 

His previous work includes 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 mainly worked 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")

~ From Georges Hébert (1875-1957), French Navy officer, pioneer of France's physical education programs and creator of the Natural Method.