To: All Students, Faculty and Staff at UBC’s Vancouver campus
UBC Get Ready to Shake Out on October 20th at 10:20 a.m.
The University is participating in ShakeOut BC on October 20 at 10:20 a.m. ShakeOut BC is the largest earthquake drill in Canadian History. Earlier this year, more than 470,000 people participated in the first ShakeOut BC. The drill will be on the third Thursday of October annually.
You can participate in several ways:
1. At 10:20 a.m on October 20th, everyone on campus should practice “Drop, Cover and Hold”. Learn more about ShakeOut BC at UBC and earthquake preparedness at www.riskmanagement.ubc.ca and check us out on Facebook.
2. Join us at UBC’s Earthquake Symposium on October 18th; There will be a shake table demonstration and an expert panel with a Q/A period. Please visit www.riskmanagement.ubc.ca/shakeout_symposium to register and find out information on each presenter. Refreshments will be provided.
The recent 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan, 6.3 magnitude earthquake in New Zealand and 6.4 magnitude earthquake in British Columbia serve as reminders that earthquakes can happen anytime. In BC, minor earthquakes are not infrequent (1,200 are recorded each year in BC) and a major earthquake will eventually occur in Vancouver, so it’s important to be prepared.
Stephen J. Toope,
Professor and Vice-Chancellor