Bernard Derible (left), Ontario Deputy Minister and Commissioner of Emergency Management, led an experiential workshop Monday, Feb. 13 for Brock University students and staff on Leadership and Decision Making in High-Tempo Environments. No stranger to crises, Derible was a key player in executing Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. During his time on campus, the Deputy Minister toured Brock’s facilities, including the District Energy Efficiency Project (DEEP), where Associate Vice-President, Infrastructure and Operations Scott Johnstone (centre) and Vice-President, Administration Ken Chan explained how the self-sustained energy system supports the University through emergencies without impacting the local power grid. Derible also visited the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), the Brock-Niagara Validating, Prototyping and Manufacturing Institute (VPMI), and emergency services in the Kenmore Centre, where he received an overview of Brock’s Emergency Management Plan. Brock University Vice-President, Research Tim Kenyon (left) and Ontario Deputy Minister and Commissioner of Emergency Management Bernard Derible (right) listen on as Brock Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute Director Debbie Inglis describes how the Institute is supporting the Canadian grape and wine industry with outreach, research and education.