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 2023 Annual Review is available for download here: EERI-BC 2023 Annual Review
Our 2022 Annual Review is available for download here: EERI-BC 2022 Annual Review
Our 2021 Annual Review is available for download here: EERI-BC 2021 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.

Executive Directors:

Dr. Salman Soleimani-Dashtaki

Research Associate & Lecturer, UBC
President & Director

Ms. Monrit Chatha
Design Engineer, RJC

Vice-President & Director


Mr. Behrad Zibania
Structural Engineer, Mott MacD.
Secretary & Director

Mr. Aran Thurairajah

Geotechnical Engineer, Golder

Treasurer & Director

Board of Directors:

Ms. Katherine Thibert

Structural Engineer, Ausenco
Director, Past-President

Mr. Dan Bruton
Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Ecora


Dr. Jose Centeno
Senior Project Engineer, Mott MacD.


Dr. Behzad Hassani
Engineering Seismologist, BC Hydro

Dr. Carlos Molina Hutt
Assistant Professor, UBC

Mr. Mujib Rahman

Senior Integrity Engineer, FortisBC

Dr. John Sherstobitoff
Senior Structural Engineer, Ausenco

Ms. Jessica Shoubridge
Regional Planner, Thrive Consulting


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