Emergency numbers

I need... Call For
Immediate assistance for a fire, police or medical incident 9 1 1 Emergency assistance from ambulance or fire/police departments
Information about a major on-campus incident 250-721-8620
(toll free within North America)
Recorded information updates from the UVic Emergency Information Line
First Aid or assistance for an on-campus security incident 250-721-7599 Campus Security Services
A security escort to walk safely between campus buildings or to my vehicle 250-721-7599 SafeWalk
(a service of Campus Security Services)
To talk to someone immediately (e.g. due to an emotional crisis or thoughts of suicide) 1-888-494-3888 Vancouver Island Crisis Line
Assistance or information about sexual assault or abuse (women & trans* people) 250-383-3232 Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
Help because someone has been poisoned by a medicine, chemical or other substance 1-800-567-8911
BC Poison Control Centre
Support to heal from the effects of trauma (men) 250-381-6367 (M, T, Th, F 8:30-4; W: 12-6) Men's Trauma Centre
To report a disaster or emergency  (e.g. landslide) 1-800-663-3456 Emergency Management BC

UVic procedures for
specific hazards

Planning ahead will greatly reduce the impact of an emergency. There are a variety of things you can do to keep you and your family safe.

Check out the information on the specific hazards below and learn how to be prepared – just in case.

Emergency Planning

Have you registered for UVic Emergency Alerts?

UVic Emergency Alerts is a system that allows the university to quickly and efficiently contact students and employees with important information during an emergency.

The system allows UVic to send messages to members of the university community by email, telephone and mobile text messaging.

Please see the website for UVic Emergency Alerts registration instructions.

You can also receive emergency notifications on Twitter - .