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Developers’ Team

Ali Asgary,

Project Leader and Toolkit Developer

Associate Professor &  Graduate Program Director
Emergency Management Program
School of Administrative Studies
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
York University
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3, Canada
Tel. 416 736 2100   ext. 22879
Fax. 416 736 5963

Albert Kong


Currently helping with research in emergency management at York University.  Formerly a lecturer in electrical and computer engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of the West Indies.  Formerly served on several academic and industrial technical committees with consultation on a number of industrial projects.  Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering (2002), split site program between Imperial College in London, U.K. and The University of the West Indies.  He is a commonwealth scholar, published author and researcher with interests in intelligent systems, engineering applications and more recently in the humanities.

Deryn Rizzi

with  Small Businesses and Workshop Organizer

Master’s Degree: M.A. in Disaster and Emergency Management (York University)

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Queen’s University)

Employment: Acting Captain with Vaughan Fire, and instructor at George Brown College (School of Emergency Management)


Akhter Omer Hassan

Review and Content Developer

Undergraduate Degree: B.A. with Honors in Criminology (York University)
Master’s Degree: M.A. in Disaster and Emergency Management (York University)
Employment: I am currently employed at NRI Industrial Incorporated. I have been with the company since the beginning and witnessed its growth to a profitable and reputable mid-size corporation. I am currently a Material Auditor, as well as a member of the Health and Safety Team.