Justice Equity & Diversity

Rescuer on a water craft in front of a flooded home where a man wearing waders is carrying items out of the house.

GCSC seminar: disaster resilience in an unjust world

By Maria Archibald, Sustainability Office As climate-induced wildfires rage across the West and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten our communities, many of us have disaster on the mind. How will we respond when disaster strikes close to home? How will we recover? How can we build our communities to be resilient in the face […]


Melding Perspectives, Finding Solutions

Originally posted on March 19, 2018. In Utah, the second driest state in the country, water is a critical issue. Our water systems are interconnected with human systems, and as our population expands and the climate changes, protecting and sharing this resource equitably will require collaboration between researchers, practitioners and decision makers. When it comes to collaborative water […]


The Right to Recreation: Spotlight on Jeff Rose

Jeff Rose, assistant professor (lecturer) in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, is a GCSC faculty affiliate conducting research related to the theme justice, equity, and diversity. In this installment of our regular research spotlight series, we learn more about Jeff’s work exploring homelessness, public space, and the right to recreation. Why Parks, Recreation, and Tourism? What […]


Divya Chandrasekhar on social capacity and community recovery

When Superstorm Sandy blew through Staten Island in 2012, Joe’s asphalt and concrete equipment was washed away along with $19 billion of New York infrastructure. A business owner in his early 60s, Joe owned his dump trucks, pavers, and rollers outright. Now he was left with two months of payroll and small hope of keeping […]


Jory Lerback

GCSC Fellow Jory Lerback Champions Diversity

Before coming to the Department of Geology and Geophysics to study hydrology as a GCSC Fellow, Jory Lerback worked as a data analyst at the American Geophysical Union. Read about her findings of gender imbalance in peer review, and her efforts to champion a safe, inclusive, and diverse environment in her college. @theU article here.