Sophia Zubrycky


ESB 5035A
(778) 872-4299

As part of the UBC Geohazards Research Team, I am committed to the long-term goal of helping reduce the losses caused by landslides in Canada and world-wide. My research is on empirical-statistical methods for predicting debris flow avulsion and runout. I am seeking the answer to the following question: given a debris flow event of a certain size, where is it most likely to impact? I plan on developing practical tools and techniques for managing debris flow risk in a probabilistic framework. My methods will involve field mapping, remote sensing, numerical modelling and statistical analyses of debris flow events in Southwestern BC.  

Teaching Assistantships 
September - December 2017: EOSC 330, Principles of Geomorphology
January - April 2018: EOSC 434/534, Geological Engineering Practice II

M.A.Sc. Candidate, Geological Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC (2017 - Present)
B.A.Sc. Geological Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston ON (2009 - 2013) 

Work Experience
Junior Geological Engineer, BGC Engineering Inc., Vancouver BC (2013- 2017)
Summer Engineering Student, BGC Engineering Inc., Vancouver BC (2012)
Geological Engineering Summer Intern, Deloitte Canada / Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Ottawa ON (2011)

Engineer in Training, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master's Award, University of British Columbia (2017)
Dean's Scholars Honours, Queen's University (2013)
Academic All-Star, Queen's University (2013)
J.J. Denny Memorial Scholarship in Geological Engineering, Queen's University (2012)