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Dr. James Maskalyk’s book ‘Life on the Ground Floor’ shortlisted for RBC Taylor Prize

Congratulations to Dr. James Maskalyk! His book, Life on the Ground Floor continues to garner praise with this latest announcement. The novel is one of five shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize, a prestigious $30,000 award recognizing the best in Canadian literary nonfiction. The book also won the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction in 2017. Read more about the Taylor Prize and Life on the Ground Floor here. The winner of the Taylor Prize is to be announced February 26,...

Opportunity to Participate – Humanitarian & Disaster Response Simulation Training

Date: April 5 – 8, 2018 Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD Join Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, Project HOPE, MGH Centre for Global Disaster Response and Humanitarian U for a unique training opportunity for entry level humanitarians, healthcare professionals, and public health specialists. For more information or to register, email lisa.oddy@humanitarianu.com. Additional details can be found here. The training is designed to simulate a complex humanitarian emergency that requires a comprehensive understanding of war, natural disasters and forced displacement, and the impact of cultural contexts on the affected populations. Participants are immersed in the simulation for the whole weekend, working in multidisciplinary, NGO-based teams, each tasked with a series of activities serving the fictional...