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Cities and the brown-ocean effect

The inter-related and combined influences of climate and cities – temperature, moisture, infrastructure, and ultimately people – on urban extreme weather events needs to be better understood. This is especially so as many cities adapt too slowly to keep pace with our changing climate.

Climate-related scenario analysis for Canadian financial institutions

Climate-related financial risks have emerged as some of the most important topics among risk professionals. While plenty of material has been produced to provide essential learning about the sources and definitions of climate-related risk, a practical climate-risk exercise focused on the Canadian financial system was notably absent. The 2021 Bank of Canada (BoC)/Office of the Superintendent of...

You’re over it. Now what? – Moving forward in a post‑COVID‑19 era

Let’s face it: 2022 has gotten off to a challenging start for many. The effects of the global pandemic are still being felt in many work, home, and life situations. Even those who are back in a regular routine may be fatigued and burned out. These days, it is not uncommon to hear that people are just ‘over it.’ Fed up, frustrated, exhausted, and at the end of their rope. So what do we do now? How...

Eight men out

Last year, I recorded a podcast episode with Frank Grossman, discussing a research project he completed looking at ethical concerns within the profession. I’ve known Frank for over thirty years, and I don’t think we have ever had a conversation that lasted less than an hour, so I wasn’t surprised when we continued talking for another forty minutes after the recording was completed.

My gender + My skin color = ?

I cannot help but think about the meaning of being a black woman in corporate Canada. For years, I participated in women’s initiatives that were meant for us to openly discuss our challenges, insecurities, frustrations and aspirations. They provided us with a safe environment where we would unapologetically be ourselves. What happened in these meetings stayed in these meetings... Today, as we...

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