ICLR has established itself as the national leader in the development of research and resources to reduce the risk of natural hazards to people and property in Canada. Materials generated by ICLR researchers and staff have been used widely by insurers, all levels of government and non-government groups engaged in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

ICLR’s Quick Response Program

ICLR’s Quick Response Program was designed to allow social, behavourial and economic scientists to quickly deploy to a disaster-affected area in the aftermath of a flood, extreme weather event or earthquake to collect perishable data. In addition to expanding academic knowledge, funded researchers submit brief reports that make preliminary analyses of recent events available to ICLR’s multidisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners, and educators as well as other interested parties. The program promotes innovation in disaster research by favoring students, new researchers, and novel areas of study.

More information on ICLR’s Quick Response Program

Resources to assist researchers with Quick Response Research:
The CONVERGE facility at the Natural Hazards Center – with the support of ICLR – has developed a series of check sheets to help facilitate quick response disaster research. Please check them out!

Previous Quick Response reports

Yukon wildfire (Summer 2019)

Climate Change Risk and Planning Response in Dawson City, Yukon – A Look into How Wildfire Features in Local Decision-Making
S. Jeff Birchall, Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Alberta ...
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Sulawesi, Indonesia earthquake and tsunami (September 2018)

Earthquake-Tsunami Damage Survey for the 2018 Sulawesi Indonesia Earthquake
Katsuichiro Goda, Associate Professor, Departments of Earth Sciences and Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, University of Western Ontario, Canada ...
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New Brunswick floods (Spring 2018)

Local, Regional and Provincial Governance and Response to Extreme Weather Events (spring floods) – Crisis and Post-crisis Management and Resilience Building in New Brunswick
Omer Chouinard, Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Université de Moncton Sebastian Weissenberger, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Université ...
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Investigating Mental Health and Social Capital in Communities that Experienced Residential Displacement as a Result of the Saint John River Flood of 2018
Julia Woodhall-Melnik (PI), Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science, University of New Brunswick Caitlin Grogan (RA), Department of Social Science, ...
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Local Government Climate Change Resilience: Exploring the Role of Adaptation Planning for Flood Preparedness in Fredericton, New Brunswick
S. Jeff Birchall, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Alberta ...
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Tsunamis evacuation (January 2018)

British Columbia wildfires (2017)

Kamloops as Host City: 2017 Wildfires in British Columbia: Response-Generated Demands in the City of Kamloops
Jack L. Rozdilsky, Associate Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University Aaida A. Mamuji, Assistant Professor, Faculty ...
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Improving Cooperation and Reducing Conflict in First Nations Wildfire Management
Jocelyn Stacey, Assistant Professor, Allard School of Law, UBC Emma Feltes, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, UBC ...
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Fort McMurray wildfire (May 2016)

Wildfire Evacuation Perspectives – Wood Buffalo, Alberta 2016
Tara K. McGee, PhD, Faculty of Science, University of Alberta ...
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Rapid Impact Assessment of Fort McMurray Wildfire
Dr. Rafat Alam, Assistant Professor, Economics, MacEwan University Dr. Shahidul Islam, Associate Professor, Economics, MacEwan University Eric Mosely, Alumnus, Economics, ...
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Post-Traumatic Stress Among Evacuees from the 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfires
Genevieve Belleville, Ph.D. - School of Psychology, Laval University ...
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Research Papers

Follow this link to the Library page for more Research papers by ICLR. Our research papers cover Flood, Hail, Earthquake, Wind, Wildfire, and many other research topics.