News Release

REF NO.: 84

SUBJECT: PSA: Public lecture about how risks are determined for natural disasters

DATE: November 28, 2016

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University will host a public lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 30, about how risks are managed for natural disasters.

Dr. Bilal Ayyub, director, Center for Technology and Systems Management, University of Maryland, will provide a resilience definition that meets a set of requirements with clear relationships to reliability and risk as key relevant metrics. Such metrics provide a sound basis for the development of effective decision-making tools for multi-hazard environments. The presentation will also examine recovery, with its classifications based on level, spatial and temporal considerations.

This Speaking of Engineering lecture series, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the Engineering building’s Angus Bruneau Engineering Lecture Theatre, room EN-2006, on Memorial’s St. John’s campus.

Admission is free. Free parking is available in lot 22. All are welcome. Reception to follow.

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