About EERI UBC Chapter

EERI UBC Chapter, founded in January 2004, is the first Canadian chapter of EERI. Our goal is to contribute in the advancement of earthquake engineering and develop leadership skills of our chapter members.

UBC Chapter Objectives

    • Facilitating the exchange of earthquake engineering information among members and communities
    • Improving the understanding of the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural impacts of earthquakes
    • Working alongside EERI members to make contributions to the public through outreach to K-12 students and community in general
    • Presenting the state-of-the-art research findings tailored for the public to develop earthquake awareness
    • Providing the Chapter members an avenue to actively publicize and market their works

            About EERI

            The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is a national American, non-profit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects,  planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators.

            EERI Mission Statement

            "The objective of EERI is to reduce earthquake risk by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering, by improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political and cultural environment, and by advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes."