"On the evening of Dec. 18, five people were killed in a mass shooting at a
large condominium in the community of Vaughan, Ont., located just north of
Toronto. A 73-year-old resident of the building — a man who had a long-standing
dispute with the resident-based condominium governing board — opened fire on
condo board members and others.
As an associate professor of disaster and emergency management, I have analyzed
other Canadian mass shootings like the 2018 incident on crowded Danforth Ave.
in Toronto and the 2020 shooting spree in Nova Scotia that left 22 people dead.
But this mass shooting was different for me. That’s because I live in the
I now face the cognitive dissonance of what it means to have both professional
and personal survival perspectives of first-hand exposure to a mass shooting."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics