Ali Asgary is an expert in disaster, emergency, and business continuity management. His extensive research and effective teaching are enhanced by his active contributions to the profession and by translating them into real world practices at different levels.
He is dynamic, engaging, and an award-winning researcher, educator, urban planner, and consultant. Because of his research and training for different organizations, Dr. Asgary is always on the cutting edge of the emerging disaster and emergency management field. He was among the faculty members who established this discipline in Canadian Universities, including York University and Brandon University.
Ali is the author or coauthor of numerous scholarly and practitioner articles and his work has been extensively cited and referenced by other researchers. His research has been funded by SSHRC, NSERC, GEOIDE, PreCarN, AIF, YUFA, etc.
Ali is frequently consulted by media (examples include:CBC, Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, CTV News, CBC Radio, Vancouver Sun, etc. ), associations, governmental and non-governmental organizations and private sector companies – for the latest developments and trends in disaster events, disaster management and business continuity in Canada and globally.
Professor Asgary is the recipient of awards for his research, teaching and other contributions, including the International Association of Emergency Management Award, the outstanding paper of the year award by the Journal of Disaster Prevention and Management, and Merit Awards.