The EERF welcomes BC’s Minister of Education

Pictured L-R: Civil Professor and Director of the EERF Dr. Carlos Ventura; Ann English, P.Eng., CEO and Registrar, APEGBC; Hon. Peter Fassbender, Minister of Education; Charlene Fassbender. Photo Credit: Wendy D Photography

The Department of Civil Engineering was pleased to welcome Education Minister Peter Fassbender to the Earthquake Engineering Research Facility on Friday. During his visit, the Minister got an up-close look at the research behind the Earthquake Early Warning System, which is currently being rolled out in schools across BC, and other related projects. Highlights of the day included a tour of the Facility and demonstrations of the Linear Shake Table (LST) and the Multiple Axis Shake Table (MAST). 

 L – R: MAST demonstration, showing increasing destruction of simulated classroom environment during “earthquake.” Photo Credit: Wendy D. Photography

Left: Carlos Ventura presents on earthquake engineering research at UBC. Right: The Minister of Education pictured with Civil faculty, staff, students, and guests in the EERF. Photo Credits: Wendy D. Photography