Based in Alberta, Kevin Hampson is a journalist and freelance writer. His columns have been published in the Edmonton Sun, the Calgary Sun, the Montreal Gazette online, and numerous community papers. He has become a regular contributor to FrontLine Security. He earned a BA in history and political science from McGill University.
Doug Harrison is the president of Georgian Emergency Management & Associates Inc. (GEMA), a consulting company specializing in risk-based comprehensive emergency management programs for both the public and private sectors. He served as Deputy Chief, Emergency Management Ontario for ten years and was primarily responsible during this period for emergency management program development and implementation. Mr. Harrison retired as Acting Chief, Emergency Management Ontario in 2005.
Fran is a freelance writer for The New York Times and many other publications. She writes on a wide range of topics (from financial planning to medical and food security issues). A prolific author, her book on Pension Dumping (Bloomberg Press, 2008) won top awards from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and from ForeWord magazine.
Sarah Henry received her BA in Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2011 where she was awarded the Michael Bradley Award for Applied Research. She is currently a first-year student in the Master’s Program in Psychology at UNCW where she holds a Research Associate position funded by the National Science Foundation. Her research interests are in the areas of forensic and clinical psychology.
A 20-year career of Security and Intelligence roles with the Canadian Armed Forces culminated with strategist and management roles within the DND Computer Incident Response Team. In civilian life, Peter was a Senior IT Security Consultant with CGI's Information Systems and Management Consultants, responsible for the strategic directions of CGI's Security service, Business Development, and partner relations.
Peter Holt joined the Canadian Army in 1966. A graduate of CMR and RMC as a Mechanical Engineer, he served in many important roles before being inducted into the Order of Military Merit in the grade of Officer in May 2002. He was then promoted Brigadier-General and appointed Director General Land Equipment Program Management (DGLEPM) responsible for all land equipment. He retired in 2005, and was appointed EME Col Comdt in 2008.
Jay C. Hope was appointed by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty as the province’s Commissioner of Community Safety in December 2006. Commissioner Hope serves as a key advisor to the Premier and Cabinet on issues related to emergency management, particularly in times of crisis. He oversees a broad portfolio, including Emergency Management Ontario (EMO), the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM), the Office of the Chief Coroner (OCC) and the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario (CISO). Prior to his current appointment, Commissioner Hope served for 27 years with the Ontario Provincial Police, rising through the ranks to Deputy Commissioner (the country’s first black officer appointed to the ranks of chief of police). In 2006 he was made an Officer of the Order of Merit of Police Forces.
Rob Huebert is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. He also severed as the associate director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. He was appointed as a member to the Canadian Polar Commission (now renamed Canada Polar Knowledge) for a term lasting from 2010 to 2015. He is also a research fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and sits on the board of the Van Horne Institute. Dr. Huebert has taught at Memorial University, Dalhousie University, and the University of Manitoba. His area of research interests include: international relations, strategic studies, the Law of the Sea, maritime affairs, Canadian foreign and defence policy, and circumpolar relations. He publishes and comments on issues of Canadian Arctic Security, Maritime Security, and Canadian Defence. His most book, written with Whitney Lackenbauer and Franklyn Griffiths, is "Canada and the Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Security, and Stewardship".
Connor Hunerfauth graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 2015 with a B.Eng in Civil Engineering. He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers (and blew bubbles as a combat diver) until 2022 when he retired from the Army to pursue a Master of Business Administration at the University of Texas in Austin McCombs School of Business in Austin, Texas.