• Monday November 30, 2015, 12:30PM – 1:30PM
  • Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb St West, Rm 1-43, Waterloo
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A major aftershock struck Nepal and India on April 26 and trig-gered more avalanches in the Himalayan Mountains. The earthquake
destruction of property, leaving thousands of people requiring humanitarian support. At its height, the CAF DART included approximately 200 personnel with a range of specialties: Engineering to assist in clearing debris, opening roads, remediating landslides and assessing structures such as buildings and bridges; Mobile medical teams that traveled to evacuation centres to treat
(CAF personnel of Nepalese descent) who acted as vital links between local authorities, international aid agencies and CAF members; and a Geomatic Support Team that developed highly detailed topographical maps to help guide DART members and other partners as they move from community to community.

Guest Speaker

Edward IzattLieutenant-Colonel Edward Izatt
Commanding Officer, Canadian Armed Forces Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)
Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Izatt is the designated Commanding Officer for the CAF DART. He is a Military Engineer by trade and his duties have ranged from unit tactical command at 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (Edmonton) to strategic Chief Engineer – Current Operations, NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE -Belgium). He is currently the chief engineer at the 1st Canadian Division, Kingston.