The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic has shown how systems respond to crisis and highlighted the role of public health and public policy in preparing for, mitigating, and responding to a global crisis. The lessons learned from COVID-19 will be discussed in relation to the climate crisis, and strategies to reduce vulnerability, increase preparedness, and build community capacity to adapt and respond to future climate-related hazards will be highlighted.
Catherine has worked in nursing education for over twenty years in teaching and administrative positions. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Brandon University and a member of the steering committee for the Community Health Nurses of Manitoba. Her current research interests include rural nursing and workforce migration.