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Dr. John Clague, P.Geo.
Emeritus Professor
Simon Fraser University

IEBCA's 2021 AGM and a Technical Presentation on
"Earthquake Hazards and Risks on BC’s South Coast"

Fri Nov 26 2021 01:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Please join the Iranian Engineers of BC Association (IEBCA) in a webinar that includes IEBCA’s 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and an informative technical presentation by Dr. John Clague, P.Geo. from Simon Fraser University and Past President or Engineers and Geoscientists BC. This virtual event (which will be through Zoom Meeting) is in English and free of charge, and it is open to the public. Members of Engineers and Geoscientists BC may claim 1.5 Continuing Education (CE) Hours for attending the event.

Part 1 – IEBCA’s 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

In the first part of the program, the IEBCA’s 2021 AGM includes a 2020-2021 Annual Report of IEBCA, introduction of the slate of candidates received for 2021-2022 Board of Directors, and election of the Board members. For details of the AGM, please visit:'s-2021-Annual-General-Meeting-(AGM)

Part 2 – Technical Presentation on “Earthquake Hazards and Risks on BC’s South Coast”

In the second part of the program, Dr. John Clague, P.Geo. will present on earthquake hazards and risks on the south coast of British Columbia. Geologists and geophysicists working along the west coast of North America from northern California to southwest British Columbia have demonstrated that giant (magnitude-9) earthquakes occur along the Cascadia subduction zone, where the oceanic Juan de Fuca plate moves down beneath the edge of North America. The most recent of these earthquakes happened in January 1700. Satellite GPS data extending back to the mid-1990s shows a pattern of surface deformation consistent with locking of the megathrust fault separating the Juan de Fuca and North America plates in the build-up to the next giant earthquake. Although the next of these earthquakes will damage all cities along the length of the subduction zone, the possible damage from far more frequent, magnitude 6 to 7 crustal and slab earthquakes is greater than that of much larger plate-boundary events.

This presentation will discuss the likely effects of very rare, plate-boundary earthquakes and more common, magnitude 6 or 7 earthquakes on the region (including Metro Vancouver). Strategies for reducing both the primary and secondary damages of future earthquakes will also be discussed. A Q/A session at the end of the presentation provides an opportunity for the audience to receive answers from the speaker to their questions posted on the Chat Box of the Zoom interface.

1) The event will be in English, and EGBC members may claim 1.5 Continuing Education (CE) Hour for attending the event.
2) On the day of the event, the admission to the presentation room starts at 5:15 PM, and the program starts at 5:30 PM sharp. During this time (5:15 -5:30), the audience will have a chance to network with each other in the room through the Chat Box.


Online (through Zoom); please see the link below.

About the Speaker:

Dr. John Clague, P.Geo.
Emeritus Professor
Simon Fraser University

Dr. John Clague, P.Geo. was educated at Occidental College (BA), the University of California Berkeley (MA), and the University of British Columbia (PhD). Clague worked as a Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada from 1975 until 1998. In 1998, he accepted a faculty position in the Department of Earth Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Clague is a Quaternary geologist with research specializations in glacial geology, geomorphology, natural hazards, and climate change. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, former President of the Geological Association of Canada, and Past-President of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) and Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC). He received an Honorary PhD from the University of Waterloo in 2017, and in 2020 was inducted as an Officer of the Order of Canada. Although ‘retired’, Clague is currently Editor in Chief of the journal Natural Hazards.

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