Tuesday, September 5, 2017 | By Lindsay Cashin
UBC Civil Engineering successfully hosted the 1st China-Canada Symposium on Structural and Earthquake Engineering (CCSSEE) from August 20 to 24, welcoming students, researchers and industry professionals to the Vancouver campus.
Beginning in 2008, UBC and Tongji University have enjoyed a strong, collaborative research alliance, and have jointly held the biennial Tongj-UBC Symposium to share their latest findings in earthquake engineering. The Symposium has grown to involve over ten Canadian and Chinese universities, and thus was renamed, this year, to the 1st China-Canada Symposium on Structural and Earthquake Engineering.
Chaired by Professor Carlos Ventura (UBC), Professor Tony Yang (UBC) and Professor Haibei Xiong (Tongji University), this year’s Symposium attracted over 100 participants to UBC for four days of knowledge exchange and network-building. Attendees enjoyed a number of technical presentations, a Three-Minutes Thesis competition, and a memorable evening celebration. The Symposium served well to strengthen the research ties between Canadian and Chinese universities doing work in the important area of earthquake engineering, and participants look forward to continuing their collaboration in the years to come.