Geotechnical Engineering

UBC Civil In The Media – 7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

Several faculty members from UBC Civil Engineering spoke to the media to offer their expertise on earthquake response and resilient infrastructure.

New provincial funding will advance research by the UBC Disaster Resilience Research Network

Four of the twelve funded projects are under the skilled guidance of faculty from UBC Civil Engineering

Dr. Trevor Carey Receives Funding to Bridge Critical Gap in Earthquake Preparedness in BC.

This research is crucial in BC where the next major earthquake is not a question of ‘if,’ but ‘when.”

Professor Dharma Wijewickreme honoured by the Engineering Institute of Canada

Professor Dharma Wijewickreme has been awarded the prestigious 2022 John B. Stirling Medal by the Engineering Institute of Canada.

UBC Civil In The Media – B.C. Flooding and Landslides

UBC Civil faculty spoke to media to offer their analysis and expertise on the challenges ahead with infrastructure rebuilding.

BC Natural Disaster Technical Briefing – Webcast Recording

Watch a recording of the webcast featuring our faculty members sharing their observations on the impact of the recent BC natural disasters.

Pipeline Integrity Institute (PII) undertakes new research with government and industry support

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | By Lindsay Cashin The Pipeline Integrity Institute (PII), co-directed by Civil professor Dharma Wijewickreme, is maintaining research momentum with a fresh injection of funding to further knowledge and seek new developments in soil-pipe interaction, corrosion, and pipeline materials.  The main goals of the PII are to contribute to the pipeline […]

Pipeline Integrity Institute celebrates program milestone

Monday, October 3, 2016 | By Lindsay Cashin Pipeline Integrity Institute (PII) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to announce that its inaugural cohort of students has completed its three undergraduate pipeline engineering specialization courses. “It is a great pleasure to see the group of students completing the inaugural offering of these […]

Official Launch of the Pipeline Integrity Institute

Monday, April 27, 2015 | By Lindsay Cashin APSC faculty members and administrators with leaders from PII partner organizations, depicted L – R: Richard Sones, Art Kanzaki, Dave Coffin, Michael Isaacson, Akram Alfantazi (PII Co-Director), Daan Maijer, Ken Paulson, Steve Hansen, Ziad Saad, Steve Kalny, Robert Jones, Graham Pryke, David Parker, Dharma Wijewickreme (PII Co-Director), […]

The Department of Civil Engineering welcomes Dr. Yahya Nazhat

The Department of Civil Engineering is very pleased to welcome Dr. Yahya Nazhat as the newest member of our faculty team. Dr. Nazhat brings over twenty five years of experience in geotechnical engineering design and implementation; having held senior engineering and management positions in industry in both Australia and Iraq. Dr. Nazhat was appointed as […]

Civil Professor Dr. Jonathan Fannin honoured by the Engineering Institute of Canada

UBC Civil Engineering professor Jonathan Fannin will be inducted as Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) for his exceptional contributions to engineering. Fannin has compiled a body of experimental findings and related field observations that have contributed significantly to the state-of-the-art in geotechnical engineering as it relates to landslide risk management, designing with geosynthetics and seepage-induced […]

UBC Civil Professor Wins National Award of Excellence in Geotechnical Engineering

UBC Civil Engineering Professor Jonathan Fannin received the 2012 Geosynthetics Division Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) in recognition of his outstanding technical contribution to the application of geosynthetics in civil, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering in Canada and internationally. From left: Fannin with Bryan Watts, CGS President (photo courtesy of the CGS). Fannin is an expert […]