About the Chapter

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute – British Columbia Chapter is dedicated to reducing the earthquake risk in British Columbia, Canada by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering; by improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political and cultural environment; and by advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.

We are the regional chapter of an international, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators.

For more information on EERI-BC, please send an email to info@bc.eeri.org.


Regional Board of Directors

EERI-BC's Regional Board of Directors includes a broad range of professionals and expertise. Board members come from across the region and have developed strong ties to partners within BC, the rest of Canada, and the US (specifically Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California).

If you are interested in getting involved with EERI-BC, please send an email to info@bc.eeri.org. The more diversity on the Board, particularly with the addition of government officials and building code regulators, the more effective we can be in the pursuit of reducing seismic risk in the region.

Chapter Policies and Plans

The latest version of the EERI-BC By-Laws are available for download here:  EERI-BC By-Laws

EERI-BC Policies
The latest version of our policies are available for download here:  EERI-BC Policies

Strategic Plan
Our Strategic Plan for 2015-2017 is available for download here:

Annual Reviews

Our 2015 Annual Review is available for download here: EERI-BC 2015 Annual Review
Our 2014 Annual Review is available for download here:  EERI-BC 2014 Annual Review

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or would like to submit a revision request, please send an email to info@bc.eeri.org.

Board of Directors

Kate Thibert,
Structural Engineer,

Director, President

Behrad Zibania, 
Structural Engineer,
Director, Secretary


Mujib Rahman,
Geotechnical Engineer

Director, Past-President

Aran Thurairajah,
Geotechnical Engineer 

Director, Acting Treasurer

John Sherstobitoff,

Structural Engineer,


Jessica Shoubridge, 

Regional Planner


Monrit Chatha,
Design Engineer


Carlos Molina Hutt,

Assistant Professor (UBC)


Dan Bruton,
Geotechnical Engineer


Micah Hilt,
Policy Planner


Salman Soleimani-Dashtaki,
Postdoctoral Fellow



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