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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: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PT


  • In-person - UBC Robson Square
  • 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.

For media inquiries or media Q&A information, 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 

Allison Chen 

Jeffrey Salmon 

Serife Ozata 

4:20 – 4:30 pm 

Concluding Remarks 

Tony Yang 

4:30 – 5:00 pm 

Panel Discussion 


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a link will be sent to registered delegates and members of the media

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