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Natural disasters and supply chain issues in Canada – SFU experts available

November 17, 2021

Floods and mudslides have resulted in the closure of major highways in the western Canadian province of British Columbia, leading to delays in transportation, deliveries and other supply chain issues. The following Simon Fraser University experts are available to speak on the effects of natural disasters on supply chains and the economic impact.


FEYZA SAHINYAZAN, assistant professor, technology and operations management, Beedie School of Business | 
Expertise: supply chain disruptions as a result of the pandemic and natural disasters, and the impact on our food supply chain

PETER HALL, associate dean, arts and social sciences |  
Expertise: transportation and supply chain logistics

ZAFAR ADEEL, professor, sustainable energy engineering |  
Expertise: economic impacts of flooding

ANDREY PAVLOV, professor, finance, Beedie School of Business |  
Expertise: economic and financial causes of supply chain issues; regulatory impacts on production


MATT KIELTYKA,  SFU Communications & Marketing 
236.880.2187 |

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