OAEM Student Webinar Series Recordings

Student Webinar Series - Hate Crime Disasters: Mitigating the Threat of Islamophobic and Anti-Semitic Hate in Toronto

Session Description
Canada prides itself on being a diverse nation that cherishes all identities, yet an alarming number of hate incidents are reported every year.  Following two prominent disasters that affected places of worship - the 2017 Quebec City Mosque Disaster and the 2018 Pittsburgh Synagogue Disaster - this session explores safety and security actions taken by Muslim and Jewish institutions in the Greater Toronto area.  This research works to offer recommendations for disaster management professionals and faith-based organizations to increase the capacity of socially vulnerable groups in developing community resilience.

Learning Objectives
1) The impact of hate crimes within a disaster management lens
2) The resilience of faith-based communities in times of disasters
3) How to apply inclusive disaster management practices

Monday February 8th, 2021
Lunch & Learn starting at Noon eastern (1 hour)
via Zoom

Speaker Bio

Mahmood Khan is the 2020 winner of the OAEM Brian Hook Memorial Award.  He recently completed his Bachelor of Disaster and Emergency Management Honours degree at York University.  Mahmood was one of the top students in his cohort and received the Dean's Award for research excellence for his contribution to a research project entitled "Considerations of the Threat of Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism:  Commonalities in Developing Community Resilience to Religious Hate Crimes in Toronto".  He currently works as an Emergency Management Specialist for William Osler Health System.