Evacuating a building

If you need to evacuate a building, look for your Building and Floor Emergency Coordinators, visible in their orange vests. They can guide you to pre-designated safe areas known as building assembly sites.

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Active threat

Know what to do during an active threat. Get Out. Hide. Fight.

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What to do when all eyes are on you

Review our emergency preparedness checklists for faculty, instructors, facilitators and presenters to ensure you know what to do in an emergency situation.

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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. Have you registered?

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Winter weather procedures

In the event of a major snowfall, check the UVic home page for advisories about service disruptions, class cancellations, campus closures and safety precautions.

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Emergency Planning

UVic is committed to providing a safe campus for all students, faculty, staff, and guests. Emergency management at UVic focuses on encouraging people to be prepared for emergencies and disasters. As well, it has created specialized plans and teams to help our campus respond to major emergencies and to recover quickly from unexpected disruptions. There are over 600 staff, faculty and students involved in a variety of emergency response teams. Every member of the campus community has a role to play by being informed and prepared. Please have a look at the information found in this website and learn how you can be prepared for a variety of emergencies on campus.

For more information, contact the Manager of Emergency Planning at a.