The City of Vancouver (COV), the University of British Columbia (UBC), and the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) have partnered to create Earthquake Day that aims to raise earthquake awareness and achieve earthquake resilience. This community outreach event is a part of the celebration for UBC’s 100th anniversary. For one day, every contributor to earthquake risk mitigation will be under one roof. It will occur in conjunction with the ShakeOut BC Day which is on October 15, 2015.
By holding this free event for the public at the Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch, we aim to achieve the following objectives:
- Raise public awareness of earthquake risks.
- Educate the public on the evolution of seismic design provisions in Canada.
- Provide the public with alternative solutions to earthquake mitigation.
- Update the public on the earthquake resilience strategies in Vancouver.
- Bring together professionals to work towards community resilience.
There will be plenty of programs for visitors of all ages and professions to learn about the various phases of earthquake resilience, namely mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The event will feature UBC researchers, local engineering companies, professional organizations, cities and municipalities officials, as well as international experts of earthquake-resilient products.
Participation in the exhibition during the event is free of charge. As spaces are limited, we do require you to register at your earliest convenience.
We believe that Earthquake Day will show you a new perspective of earthquake mitigation so you will be ready to take actions towards earthquake safety.