Risk & Crisis Response

  • May 6, 2017
  • 5:00 pm
  • Prairie Theatre Exchange

The world is in a very risky chapter right now. Wars, famine, and climate-change catastrophes that lead to the widespread migration of people threaten to outstrip our ability to cope with the consequences. And then there’s Donald Trump. Foreign policy by tweet brings new threats and new instabilities. 

GlobalMedic is a leading global organization in humanitarian disaster relief, providing short-term, rapid response in the wake of disasters and crises. GlobalMedic is often the first team, and many times the only one to get critical interventions to people in life-threatening situations following a disaster. Any economist will tell you, when demand is up, and funding is not, innovation is the only path forward to positive change. Spur presents an on-stage conversation with Rahul Singh, founder of GlobalMedic, highlighting the truly innovative work that Canadians are doing at home and abroad, providing humanitarian assistance.

Rahul Singh has been a professional emergency worker since 1988. He’s received many awards, including the Order of Ontario, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award and named to the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. Rahul appears on the local and national news, and his writings have been published in journals and by media outlets across Canada.

Moderator Katie Nicholson is a reporter with the CBC I-Team, which has been breaking investigative stories in Manitoba for more than 30 years.

  • General admission: $15



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