Pandemic Response and Emergency Planning – Vancouver Island University


For more than 15 months, communities have had to quickly pivot and adapt to the changing circumstances caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic.  What can be learned from each other's experiences? This presentation focuses on the actions taken by a group of First Nation communities on Vancouver Island. Participants in this session will be encouraged to share their own stories and "lessons learned" as we make our way through this third wave of an ongoing emergency.


  • Pam Shaw, Vancouver Island University
  • Becky Thiessen, MABBRI, Vancouver Island University
  • Graeme Sakaki, Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute