Director, Geological Engineering

Contact InformationStephen Evans

Phone: 519-888-4567 x33232
Location: ESC 303


Biography Summary

Stephen Evans is interested in the occurrence and behavior of natural hazards , with a focus on catastrophic landslides, landslide dams, glacial hazards, and tsunamis

As an expert in hazard assessment and risk analysis of these phenomena, his research has taken him to many countries in Europe, North Africa, Asia, and the Americas (including Italy, Russia, Iran, Tajikistan, Algeria, the Philippines, Japan, China, Peru, El Salvador, United States and Canada).

Research Interests

  • Engineering Geology
  • Geospatial modelling
  • Advanced remote sensing techniques
  • Use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Hazard assessment and risk analysis of catastrophic natural hazards, especially catastrophic landslides
  • Urban damage systems and life loss in conflict and natural disasters


  • 1983, Doctorate, Engineering Geology, University of Alberta
  • 1977, Master of Science, Civil Engineering (Soil Mechanics), Imperial College
  • 1976, Master of Arts, Geography, University of British Columbia
  • 1969, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Geography (with Geology subsidiary), King's College

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