Ólína Kjerúlf Þorvarðardóttir

Ólína Kjerúlf Þorvarðardóttir

Ólína is a professor and dean of the department of social science of Bifrost University. She is also an author and a scholar and has been a member of ICE-SAR for many years, working with the Dog rescue unit of Iceland and rescue team Ingunn at Laugarvatn. She was a heaedmaster at Msatriculation school of Isafjordur from 2001 to 2006, member of Parliament for the NW constituency 2009 to 2016 and has worked as a tour guide during the summer.

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Introduction of a new course in Safety and Civil defence with the University at Bifrost.

Academic background of the safety concept is introduced in this course, at the same time putting the concept into global persceptiv as well as in perspective to the Icelandic society, it's history, politics, culture and legislature. , menningu og lagaumhverfi.

Dominant threats in society are at the forefront in this course and reaction to them. The course also addresses the infrastructure, resources and regulation that strengthen defense against any threats as well as addressing those people that are called upon by Civil defence to deal with those threats.

The lecture will focus on how this field of study is useful in the work of first responders.