Based in Victoria, British Columbia, Dr. Tuna Onur is an earthquake hazard and risk consultant. She has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of seismic risk estimation, and is serving on the National Building Code of Canada’s Standing Committee on Earthquake Design, which is responsible for the seismic provisions of the code. She is also involved in the development of UN’s National Risk Assessment Guidelines.
Previously, she worked at Risk Management Solutions, Inc. in California, where she modeled earthquake hazards, managed catastrophe risk projects, and communicated risk and uncertainty to the insurance industry and financial regulatory agencies.
Prior to joining RMS, Dr. Onur conducted earthquake hazards research with the Geological Survey of Canada. She holds a PhD in structural engineering from the University of British Columbia, where she focused on vulnerability of structures and regional earthquake risk in southwestern Canada.