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Bear on campus

June 5, 2020, 9:40 p.m.

Campus Security Services report a black bear was sighted on the UVic campus on Friday, June 5 at about 6 a.m. and again later at 9 p.m. in the area around Finnerty Road. Saanich Police and Saanich Animal Control are attending. Please use caution in the area and report any sightings to Campus Security. Read about tips on bear safety.

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To report an emergency, dial 911 first and then contact Campus Security: 250-721-7599.

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Immediate assistance for a fire, police or medical incident 9 1 1 Emergency assistance from ambulance or fire/police departments
On-campus security concerns and first aid 250-721-7599 Campus Security Services (24-hour service)
A security escort to walk safely between campus buildings or to my vehicle 250-721-7599 SafeWalk (a 24-hour service of Campus Security)
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 sexual abuse (women, trans, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people) 250-383-3232 Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
Support to heal from the effects of trauma (men) 250-381-6367 Men's Trauma Centre
Help because someone has been poisoned by a medicine, chemical or other substance 1-800-567-8911
BC Poison Control Centre
Information about a major on-campus incident 250-721-8620
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Recorded information updates from the UVic Emergency Information Line