UBC Seminar: Unveiling Discoveries and Preparedness Strategies


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

Location: UBC Robson Square

Time  Title of Presentations  Speaker(s) 
1:05 – 1:20 pm  Introduction  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  Break 
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  Break 
3:40 – 4:20 pm  Preparedness, Response, and Recovery  Jeffrey Salmon 
Serife Ozata 
Allison Chen 
4:20 – 4:50 pm  Panel Discussion  All
4:50 – 5:00 pm  Concluding Remarks  Tony Yang 
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