Dr. Caroline McDonald-Harker and Dr. Timothy Haney from the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta have teamed up to study the impact of the 2013 High River flood on the family in a research study entitled “The Effects and Implications of Environmental Disasters on the Family: Communicating, Coping, and Caring”

Dr. Caroline McDonald Harker

Lead Researcher

Dr. Caroline McDonald-Harker is a Professor at Mount Royal University in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, as well as a Faculty Affiliate of Mount Royal University’s “Centre for Community Disaster Research” (CCDR).  Dr. McDonald-Harker, who lives just outside of the town of High River, specializes in research on the family and therefore is interested in learning about how families in her local community of High River can best be assisted and supported during and post-disaster. Dr. McDonald-Harker’s areas of specialization include the sociology of gender, the sociology of family, social inequality and intersections of gender, race, and social class, and qualitative research methods.

Dr. Timothy J. Haney

Co-Researcher

Dr. Timothy J. Haney is a Professor at Mount Royal University in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, as well as the Director of Mount Royal University’s “Centre for Community Disaster Research” (CCDR). Dr. Haney, who personally lived in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and personally experienced the tumultuous floods there, specializes in research on disasters and is interested in learning about how families in High River can best be assisted and supported during and post-disaster. Dr. Haney’s areas of specialization include the sociology of disaster, environmental sociology, social inequality and intersections of gender, race, and social class, and quantitative research methods.