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RDC News: December 2015

Holiday hour changes, and information about the Holiday party. Survey of Emergency Preparedness and Resilience (SEPR) 2014.

Dec 01, 2015

Upcoming Holiday Hour Changes:
Due to the upcoming holidays, we will have the following changes to our usual hours: early closing on Tues. Dec. 23rd at 7:30pm early closing on Weds. Dec. 23rd at 4:30pm early closing on Thurs. Dec. 24th at 1:30pm. We are CLOSED over the holidays, and re-open on Monday, January 4th at the usual times. 
Please consult the schedule for Mills Library for more information.

Please join us at our 5th annual RDC holiday party for some snacks and merry mingling. It will be held at the Phoenix Bar & Grill from 4pm to 6pm on Tuesday, December 15th. All are welcome! Hope to see you there.

New data sets at the RDC:
In the upcoming weeks we will be receiving new data sets and surveys at the McMaster Research Data Centre. Please see the information below. Researchers interested in accessing these data sets are encouraged to submit proposals!

Survey of Emergency Preparedness and Resilience (SEPR) 2014
The Survey of Emergency Preparedness and Resilience (SEPR) was conducted to better understand community resilience in Canada. This involved exploring how Canadians and Canadian communities prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies. Through a cross-sectional design and a sampling frame of over 73,000 households across the 10 provinces, information was gathered on preparedness and resilience at various geographic levels - national, provincial, and some detail at the community lever (for populations greater than 50,000).

The SEPR includes information on: perceptions of the types of risks communities are likely to experience; people's previous experiences with major emergencies; the impact of prior emergencies on daily life, along with long-term effects and recovery; and the formal and informal resources Canadians can turn to for help. Those interested in crisis management services, vulnerability, or resilience may find this data set useful.

For further details, please go to the information page on the SEPR at the Statistics Canada website:

The McMaster RDC is now accepting proposals for work with this data. For information on the application process, please visit: