Disaster Social Science Research in Canada

Monday, 16 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC39 Sociology of Disasters (host committee)

Language: French and English

As the 2018 International Sociological Association’s meeting is being held in Toronto, this session’s purpose is to highlight contemporary disaster-related social science research in the host nation of Canada. Canada holds a place of special significance in the realm of disaster social science research, as Samuel H. Prince’s 1920 Ph.D. dissertation in sociology, Catastrophe and Social Change, is recognized as the first scholarly study of disaster. In the century following Prince’s work, Canada has been home to a vibrant community of disaster social science scholars. The proposed session will begin with a short introduction on the past and present of disaster social science research in Canada, then the session will highlight the works of various Canadian scholars participating in disaster social science research. The intent of this session will be to provide a small sampling of ‘local flavour’ to the body of international scholars convening in Toronto. The York University (Toronto) Disaster and Emergency Management Program will provide the organizational support and labour for implementing this session.
Session Organizer:
Jack ROZDILSKY, York University, Canada
Oral Presentations
Hosting Wildfire Evacuees: Response Generated Demands in Kamloops, British Columbia
Aaida MAMUJI, York University, Canada; Jack ROZDILSKY, York University, Canada