Vancouver Island South Network presents: Waiting for the Big One - Victoria Seismic Challenges | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Vancouver Island South Network presents: Waiting for the Big One - Victoria Seismic Challenges

SKU: CEVN20221117
Vancouver Island South Network Presents: Waiting for the Big One - Victoria Seismic Challenges
 

Length: 1.5 hours

 

ON DEMAND AVAILABLE NOW 

Seismic concerns are a sleeping dragon under this City – with some recognition of risks, but with only slow, gradually enacted precautions. Victoria’s existing housing and heritage building stock each have worrisome vulnerabilities. How can we alert and better motivate ourselves, and our community, on these pending threats? This panel discussion will explore this topic with several subject matter experts. 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the seismic urgency for Victoria. 
  • Articulate the seismic-related vulnerabilities in Victoria's existing housing building stock.
  • Articulate the seismic-related vulnerabilities in Victoria’s existing heritage building stock.
  • Describe strategies to motivate the architecture profession to respond to the pending seismic threat

This session was supported by the Victoria Hallmark Society and UNESCO Victoria World Heritage City Project. 
 

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS: 

 

Panel Moderator: Gregor Craigie, CBC Commentator, and the author of “On Borrowed Time, North America’s Next Big Quake"
 

Panel Moderator: Gregor Craigie, CBC Commentator, and the author of “On Borrowed Time, North America’s Next Big Quake”. Gregor Craigie is no stranger to Vancouver Island. He covered many stories on the island during his time as CBC TVs Victoria reporter. He studied history at the University of Calgary, and Broadcast Journalism at the B.C. Institute of Technology. His first radio job was reporting for CKWX in Vancouver. In 1999 he moved to the United Kingdom where he joined the BBC World Service in London as a news announcer and producer. While in London, Gregor also reported for the American network CBS radio as well as freelancing for CBC Radio. When it got really busy he would file for all three news organizations, occasionally working twenty hours a day. For rest and relaxation he traveled to Europe, Africa, and Asia to work as a freelancer. Following his BBC/CBC/CBS days, Gregor returned to Canada and to the CBC exclusively. Most recently he has worked as a producer on The Current and a radio reporter in the Kootenays. 

 

Panel Introduction: Professor Martin Segger, Associate Fellow Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria

Martin  Segger Martin Segger’s administrative and academic career has included the positions of Director of Art Galleries and Collections at the University of Victoria, and adjunct professor in the Department of History in Art, Faculty of Fine Arts. He holds a B.A. in English Literature and a Diploma of Education (Secondary Curriculum) from the University of Victoria, and a Master of Philosophy in Renaissance Cultural Studies from the Warburg Institute, University of London, where he studied under Prof. Sir Ernst Gombrich. In 1982 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and 1999 a Fellow of the Canadian Museums Association.
He has served as president of the Society of Architectural Historian, Pacific North West Chapter and President of the Commonwealth Association of Museums. He has consulted and taught historic preservation planning in South America and Africa. His areas of academic research, teaching and curatorship are architectural history and decorative arts, also heritage and museums studies. 
                
 

 

Panelist 1: Armin