UBC Civil Engineering welcomes student visitors from Dominican Republic

Friday, August 19, 2016 | By Lindsay Cashin

Thirty-six university students from the Dominican Republic spent the month of July at UBC-Vancouver this summer, immersed in advanced training for earthquake engineers. The Training Program for Earthquake Engineers from the Dominican Republic, hosted at UBC by Professor Carlos Ventura, gave the students the opportunity to learn about experimental methods and techniques commonly used by earthquake engineering researchers at UBC. This program was part of the International Master’s program on Earthquake Engineering (IMEE), funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Dominican Republic (MESCYT). Dr. Rafael Blazquez and Prof. Maria Hausen, both of Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, directed and coordinated the program, respectively.