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  • Austin Lang

    Austin Lang

    Austin supports various communication and administrative tasks to connect and promote courses and project activities. Austin holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Education and Communication from Royal Roads University and has a social innovation and social enterprise background.  Austin previously worked for the Calgary Stampede, where he headed the ISO 14001 environmental management system, developing…

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  • Irene Corman

    Irene Corman

    Presently the principal owner of Irene Corman Consulting, Coaching Training and Research, I am an educator who has worked at K through 12 and at the university level as a teacher, principal, and Associate Superintendent of Schools in Greater Victoria. As well, I have twice been seconded to government working in the Ministry of Education.…

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  • Miriam Ponette

    Miriam Ponette

    Miriam assisted with the development of mitigation components for the Climate Action Competency Framework. She completed her Master’s Degree in Climate Action Leadership at Royal Roads University. In addition to completing her Master’s and parenting small children, she co-leads the community engagement work for her municipality’s Climate Action Commission and is in the process of…

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  • Introducing: The Climate Adaptation Competency Framework

    Introducing: The Climate Adaptation Competency Framework

    February 3, 2021 / by ICA Editor        Contributor: Vivian Forssman (Previously posted on the Adaptation Learning Network Blog) Embedded Video Caption: Dr. Robin Cox, discusses the launch and use of the Climate Adaptation Competency Framework What are climate adaptation competencies, and how might we integrate them into our professions and the work…

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  • Words into Action Guidelines: Engaging Children & Youth in Disaster Risk Reduction & Resilience Building

    Words into Action Guidelines: Engaging Children & Youth in Disaster Risk Reduction & Resilience Building

    The Resilience by Design Research Innovation Lab is pleased to announce the launch of a new set of guidelines from The United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR): Words into Action Guidelines: Engaging Children and Youth in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building. RbD member Dr. Tamara Plush served as Report Coordinator and Lead…

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  • NRCan Virtual Hub

    NRCan Virtual Hub

    In 2021, Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division (CCIAD) contracted the Resilience by Design Lab, along with partners Climate Risk Institute, ICLEI Canada, and Solvable Systems Inc. to explore options for a future Climate Change Adaptation virtual webspace that might better meet the adaptation capacity-building needs of the federal government, climate…

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