Blogpost published with ICRC Law and Policy Blog:
Enabling local communities through Digital Response Networks

Guide published with United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) and the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHNetwork) with Andrej Verity:
Guidance for Developing a Local Digital Response Network (DRN)

Article published in Fibreculture Journal with Dr. Megan Boler:
Entanglements with Media and Technologies in the Occupy Movement


Pending. All events postponed until thesis write-up is complete.



March 22 2016
Brown Bag Lunch Presentation: “Introduction to Digital Response Networks”
International Committee of the Red Cross
Geneva, Switzerland

May 2-4 2016
Invited panelist to discuss “Guidance for Development of local Digital Response Networks” guide development with Andrej Verity
On panel titled ‘Technologies for Humanitarian Action’ called From Face-to-Face to Messaging Apps: Communicating with Communities in Complex Emergencies”
Lausanne, Switzerland

January 25-29, 2016
Contributed to the development of the TOTEM Project, Digital Security Training Platform
Hosted by Greenhost & Free Press Unlimited
Berlin, Germany


September 22 – December 22, 2015
“Creating local Digital Response Networks” research project
Digital Humanitarian Network Research Internship
Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

December 11, 2015
Guest Lecture: “The Digital Response to Crisis: How technology is changing the face of humanitarian response”
Center of Education and Research in humanitarian action, University of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland

June 8-11th, 2015
Attended the World Conference on Disaster Management
Toronto, ON

June 4th, 2015

Speaker: “Exploring the Citizen-Driven Response to Disaster in Cyberspace”
International Humanitarian Technology Conference
Ottawa, ON
Registration here

May 27th, 2015
Rapporteur: “Managing Unexpected Events”
Toronto WaterCity 2040 Wrap-Up, Waterlution
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Toronto, Ontario
Eventbrite Info

May 14, 2015

Conference Presentation: “Digital Humanitarianism and the Emerging Risk Landscape”
HumTech 2015 — Humanitarian Technology Conference
MIT, Boston

May 11th, 2015
Guest Lecturer: “The Digital Response: Exploring the emergency response in cyber space”
Canadian Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training ProgramHumanitarian Training Initiative
Humanitarian Studies Program, McGill University
Montreal, QC

April 29th, 2015
Guest Speaker: “The Citizen Drive Response in Cyberspace: Digital responders and digital technologies”
Module on Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
Global Health Education Initiative, Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

April 8th, 2015
Competitor: “Building resilience in complex systems: an evaluative approach to developing resilience in digital crisis response networks”
Three Minute Thesis Competition – Level 2. Division Finals (University of Toronto level)
7:00-9:00pm, Sandford Fleming Building, 10 King’s College Road, room 1105
Free/Open Attendance

March 26th, 2015
Competitor: “Building resilience in complex systems: an evaluative approach to developing resilience in digital crisis response networks”
Three Minute Thesis Competition – Level 1. Social Sciences and Humanities
2:00-3:00pm, Claude T. Bissell Building – Rm. 206, University of Toronto
Free/Open Attendance

February 26, 2015
Guest Seminar: “Risk and Resilience in Citizen-Driven Emergency Response Networks in Cyberspace”
Dept of Disaster & Emergency Management
York University, Toronto, ON
Closed event

February 10, 2015
Presenter: “Skills for Presenting Research”
Dept. of Leadership Higher and Adult Eduction (LHAE), OISE, University of Toronto
Location: 4pm, OISE Library, 252 Bloor St. W. Toronto ON M5S 1V6 Canada
Cost: Free


November 6, 2014
Guest lecturer: “The Digitization of Citizen-Driven Response and the Future of Emergency Management”
Emergency Management Communications Course
York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

November 7, 2014
Conference presentation: “Debunking Utilization-Focused Evaluation (U-FE): Lessons learned applying UFE theory to practice”
The 25th Edward F. Kelly Evaluation Conference, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, ON, Canada
Conference program here

June 16. 2014
Symposium Presentation: “Digital Convergence, Emergency Management and Resilience”
World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM), Toronto ON
Presentation details here

June 7. 2014
Panelist / Speaker: “Information technology in the field: Is MSF missing the boat?”
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Annual General Assembly, Toronto ON

May 5-18. 2014
Completed “Canadian Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program”
Partnership between McGill Humanitarian Studies Initiative (Faculty of Family Medicine) and Humanitarian Training Initiative (HTI), Montreal, QC
Program information here