Prevention of violence

The University of Victoria is committed to providing a safe environment for all members of our university community. Although workplace violence on campus is not common, we recognize that violence in the workplace can cause physical and emotional harm. We are committed to preventing workplace violence and to responding appropriately if threats or acts of violence do occur. All members of our university community are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe environment.

WorkSafeBC requires employers to develop written procedures and implement controls to minimize the risk to employees of encountering violence. We have provided information to assist departments in determining if prevention of violence procedures are required:  

The University of Victoria also has policies in place that address Prevention of Violence in the Workplace.