The ResiliencebyDesign Research Innovation Lab (RbD)

The ResiliencebyDesign Research Lab at Royal Roads University in Victoria, Canada, is a collaborative team of faculty, students, and youth committed to applied, participatory, and creative action research. We believe in the potential of youth as resilience leaders and change makers. Our research focuses on improving local, national, and international policies and practices for risk reduction, disaster recovery, climate adaptation, and low-carbon resilience. Our approach to research features visual storytelling as a method of moving hearts and minds; capacity building as a tool for youth empowerment and engagement; and creative process as means for seeding new ideas and social change.