Congratulations to Resilience Challenge Rural programme  MSc student Jess McHale (University of Canterbury), who came third in University of Canterbury's "Thesis-in-Three" competition.

In this competition, students use a single slide and have three minutes to describe their thesis. In this University of Canterbury video, see Jess describing her Resilience Challenge research on cascading hazards.

The Resilience Challenge is one of the most ambitious initiatives undertaken by New Zealand to develop and apply new scientific solutions to transform our response, recovery and “bounce-back” from our wide diversity of natural hazards.

The Resilience Challenge will build new knowledge and tools that underpin a broad-spectrum resilience in our unique rural, urban, coastal and Mâori communities to natural hazards, including earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, tsunami, weather, coastal and rural fire hazards. There is also special emphasis on extreme-risk sites – where multiple hazards combine to threaten community sustainability.

Our overarching mission is to partner with multiple stakeholders to generate new co-created research solutions to inform how New Zealand will build a transformative pathway toward natural hazard resilience.