Lecture on Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction: Lessons from Kumamoto Earthquake 2016


As part of the Japan Lecture Series, The University of Calgary International and the Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary present guest lecturer, Associate Professor Yukiko Takeuchi of the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, who explains Japan’s unique position as a country under constant threat of natural disaster, looking to the recent devastating 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake as a learning model, and illustrates how the country’s innovative architectural and civil engineering ideas and technology are being utilized to benefit safety, both in Japan and abroad.
This event is being implemented in celebration of the partnership formed in 2016 between the University of Calgary's Department of Civil Engineering and Kumamoto University's Graduate School of Science and Technology, as well as in celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the establishment of Japan-Canada diplomatic relations.

  • Date: March 14th, 2018
  • Location: Husky Oil Great Hall - Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary Main Campus | 5:30-8:30 pm
  • Limited space, registration required. To register for this event, please go to the following UofC event registration page, or for more information please contact the organizer by phone: 403-220-7330, or Email: uci@ucalgary.ca

    Disaster Risk Reduction Poster