Presentation: The new Canadian Seismic risk model developed by Natural Resourses Canada


Wed, Mar 8, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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Dunbar Community Centre
4747 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC, V6S 2H2

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by Dr Tiegan Hobbs

Research Scientist at Natural Resources Canada



This presentation will be in-person at the Dunbar Community Centre as well as streamed online. Please register below and we will send you the information you need.


In my presentation, I will describe Canada’s first publicly available Seismic Risk Model. It is a nation-wise risk assessment, performed at the neighbourhood scale, meant to empower decision makers and stakeholders with quantitative information.


Tiegan is a seismic risk scientist for the Geological Survey of Canada and an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia in the Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences department. She uses various geologic, geophysical, and geotechnical datasets to better understand active tectonics and natural hazards. Specifically, she is interested in understanding how the stresses that cause potentially catastrophic events are accumulated through time and space, how failure is ultimately initiated, and what the impacts will be for communities and the built environment. She is leading the development of the scenario earthquake catalogue for Canada’s first National Seismic Risk Model, including validation of the framework against known standards.

With a passion for communicating risk, Tiegan has written over 20 articles for Temblor Earthquake News. She is a member of the Centre for Natural Hazards Research at Simon Fraser University and serves on the steering committee of the American Geophysical Union Hazards Equity Working Group. Tiegan received her Ph.D. in Geophysics and Masters of Geotechnical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Masters of Geophysics from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelors in Geology from McGill University.


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