Toronto’s City Diplomacy: Arts, Culture, and Heritage

Our project, Toronto’s City Diplomacy: Arts, Culture, and Heritage, brings together scholars and practitioners in the cultural disciplines to consider how the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) engages in cultural diplomacy and cultural networks locally and globally.

Enhanced Model Suitability Analysis in Catastrophe Modelling through an Improved Understanding of the Seismic Hazard in Western Canada

One of the most destructive natural disasters that Canada could experience is a major earthquake affecting a highly-populated area. A 2013 study commissioned by the Insurance Bureau of Canada estimated that a magnitude 9.0 earthquake in British Columbia, and a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in the Quebec City-Montreal-Ottawa corridor would result in financial losses of almost $75 billion and $61 billion, respectively.

The Essence of Improvisation: Promoting Emotional Fitness in Employees, Products, and Customer Experiences

My proposal directly builds on my Ph.D. work, which has concerned how musical and theatre improvisation can be applied in business and public health settings to promote cognitive and social-cognitive goals.