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For an informative event, professors from the University of British Columbia's Civil Engineering Department, along with faculty from other leading universities, will share their findings from a recent research expedition to Türkiye. 

This event serves as a unique platform to not only unravel the complexities of earthquakes but also to advocate for enhanced earthquake preparedness and safety measures in Canada.

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Event overview:

Date: Friday, October 13, 2023

Time: 1 pm - 5 pm PT


  • In-person - UBC Robson Square (Please arrive ahead of the 1:00 pm start time to collect tea/coffee/light refreshments before entering the theatre.)
  • Online - a link will be sent to registered delegates and members of the media

Relevant and suitable for: 

  • Engineers, planners, mid-senior-to-senior level executives and leaders in engineering firms and government, and mainstream and trade media
  • Students and researchers interested in earthquake studies and civil engineering.
  • Professionals in the fields of urban planning, disaster management, and infrastructure development.
  • Community members are concerned about earthquake preparedness and safety.

Please email us to inform us of any webinar accessibility requests or dietary requests.

An online media briefing will be held in the morning (10:30 am to 12 pm). For media inquiries or to RSVP, please email UBC Media Relations.





Title of Presentations 


1:05 – 1:20 pm 


Tony Yang

1:20 – 1:40 pm 

Seismology and Geotechnical Effects 

Alemdar Bayraktar 

Keshab Sharma 

1:40 – 2:00 pm 

Building Codes and Construction Practices 

Tony Yang 

2:00 – 2:20 pm 




2:20 – 2:40 pm 

Performance of Residential Buildings 

Svetlana Brzev 

2:40 – 3:00 pm 

Performance of Schools 

Bishnu Pandey 

Allison Chen 

3:00 – 3:20 pm 

Performance of Health Care Facilities 

Jeffrey Salmon 

3:20 – 3:40 pm 



3:40 – 4:20 pm 

Preparedness, Response, and Recovery 

Jeffrey Salmon 

Serife Ozata 

Allison Chen 

4:20 – 4:50 pm 

Panel Discussion 


4:50 – 5:00 pm 

Concluding Remarks 

Tony Yang 


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Seminar supported by:

Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia


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