Tiegan Hobbs, Ph.D

Research Scientist at Natural Resources Canada

Tiegan is a seismic risk scientist for the Geological Survey of Canada and an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia in the Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences department. She uses various geologic, geophysical, and geotechnical datasets to better understand active tectonics and natural hazards. Specifically, she is interested in understanding how the stresses that cause potentially catastrophic events are accumulated through time and space, how failure is ultimately initiated, and what the impacts will be for communities and the built environment. She is leading the development of the scenario earthquake catalogue for Canada’s first National Seismic Risk Model, including validation of the framework against known standards.

With a passion for communicating risk, Tiegan has written over 20 articles for Temblor Earthquake News. She is a member of the Centre for Natural Hazards Research at Simon Fraser University and serves on the steering committee of the American Geophysical Union Hazards Equity Working Group. Tiegan received her Ph.D. in Geophysics and Masters of Geotechnical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Masters of Geophysics from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelors in Geology from McGill University.

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