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Disaster & Emergency Management Area
Part-Time Teaching Opportunity

The Disaster & Emergency Management BDEM Program at York University has a part-time teaching opportunity available for the 2020-2021 academic year, for the Winter semester (January-April 2021).  Details on the course can be found below.

Potential course directors will hold a graduate degree and relevant professional field experience. Please contact the DEM Area Coordinator, Prof. Aaida A. Mamuji ( with inquiries on this opportunity and/or to apply.  To apply, please submit your CV, include a short description of your concept for the course, and list at least three professional and teaching references.  If you want to find out more about the particular course and its general course contents, please feel free to contact Prof. Eric Kennedy (

Applications should be received via email at no later than October 1, 2020.

Course: Comprehensive Emergency Management | DEMS 3702

Course time: Winter 2021 (January-April 2021) - Tuesdays from 4.00-7.00pm

Delivery: Course is to be offered fully online in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Course Textbook: N/A; traditionally taught using documentation from provincial and federal emergency management organizations as well as primary-source literature (Note that the pre-requisite, DEMS 2700, course uses Damon Coppola 2015, “Introduction to International Disaster Management”, Butterworth-Heinemann.)

Brief Course Description: Provides an in-depth theoretical examination and practical analysis of a number of themes within the four pillars of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, within a comprehensive emergency management framework.


Detailed Course Description: Building on the fundamentals of emergency management course (pre-requisite course, DEMS 2700), this course provides the foundational knowledge, skills, and aptitudes required to manage an emergency in practical terms. The course introduces students to the fundamentals of Canadian emergency management policy, history, and jurisdictions, emergency management planning, EOC operations, ICS implementation, exercise design/execution, AAR processes, and stakeholder engagement. These topics are taught through a blend of real-world experience, in-class simulations (if permitted) and exercises, and engagement with academic and theoretical work on the topics. By the end of this class, students would be capable of taking on an internship or an entry-level full-time position in a government or private-sector emergency management office, and would be able to integrate smoothly into an EMP, EOC, or AAR team. For students who plan careers in this sector, the follow-up course, DEMS 4705, provides additional material and experience to support career development. To better understand the key learnings in this course, see the attached pedagogical goals document.

General Learning Goals:  See attached (please note that these learning outcomes are subject to minor changes based on instructor teaching the course)

3702 Learning Goals