April 2014

APEGBC South Central Branch Vice President's Dinner 2014

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Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Storms Restaurant, 1502 River Street, Kamloops, BC
Presenter: John Clague. John Clague, P.Geo., PhD, FGC - Vice President, APEGBC
John Clague is Shrum Professor of Science at Simon Fraser University. He was educated at Occidental College (BA, 1967), the University of California Berkeley (MA, 1969), and the University of British Columbia (PhD, 1973). Clague has worked as a Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada and at Simon Fraser University, where he is currently the Canada Research Chair in Natural Hazard Research. He is Director of the Centre for Natural Hazard Research at SFU.
Clague has published over 200 papers in 45 different journals on a range of earth science disciplines, including glacial geology, geomorphology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, and natural hazards, and has consulted for several private-sector firms and government agencies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, former President of the Geological Association of Canada, and Past-President of the International Union for Quaternary Research. He is recipient of the Geological Society of America Burwell Award, the Royal Society of Canada Bancroft Award, APEGBC’s 2001 and 2005 Innovation Editorial Board Awards, the Geological Association of Canada’s (GAC) 2006 E.R.W Neale Medal, and GAC’s 2007 Logan Medal and 2012 Ambrose Medal.
Credit: 1.75 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $30.00

Non-Member Price: $30.00

Student Member Price: $30.00
APEGBC South Central Branch Vice President's Dinner 2014.

6:00 – 6:30 pm – Registration and networking
6:30 – 7:00 pm – VP presentation "State of the union"
7:00 – 8:30 pm - Buffet Dinner
7:45 – 9:00 pm – Technical Presentation

Presentation Topic #1: “Building a Solid Foundation for the Future”

by Vice President John Clague
APEGBC Vice President John Clague, P.Geo., will speak to us and take your questions. His speech is entitled “Building a Solid Foundation for the Future” and will be an update on the APEGBC Council, the 2014-2017 Strategic Plan, and a variety of other APEGBC initiatives

Presentation Topic #2: "Magnitude 9 - How We Learned That the Largest Earthquakes on Earth Happen on Our Coast"

Once every 500-600 years on average, and most recently in January 1700, a 'megaquake' (magnitude 9) occurs when the west edge of North America moves westward over oceanic crust beneath the ocean floor west of Vancouver Island, Washington, and Oregon. The next such megaquake will cause damage in Victoria, Vancouver, and cities in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Dr. Clague describes how U.S. and Canadian scientists, over the past three decades, have come to understand these earthquakes and the threat they pose.

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