The City of Vancouver, the University of British Columbia, and the Vancouver Public Library have partnered to create Earthquake Day to build awareness about earthquake risk and preparedness in our community, and to promote and share the exciting work happening in the areas of earthquake mitigation, response and recovery. This day-long, free community outreach event is a part of the celebration for UBC’s Centennial.
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. This event will take place at the Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch with 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 mitigations.
- Update the public on the earthquake resilience strategies in Vancouver.
- Bring together professionals to work towards community resilience.
Activities include exhibitions, lectures, earthquake drills, contests, documentaries of earthquake research at UBC, as well as video and social media promotions. All the activities are visible and accessible for the public to learn about all phases of earthquake resilience, namely mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery, from local and international experts. Participants include UBC researchers, local engineering companies, professional organizations, cities and municipalities officials, as well as international experts of earthquake resilient products.
There are lots of ways to get involved!
The deadline for sponsorship and booth registration is September 17, 2015.
We hope you will join us and be a part of this exciting public event!