Security

Back to school safety

The fall semester has begun, and with the return of fall we will be seeing earlier sunsets and rainy weather. Please share this information with your employees, especially those who work outside of standard office hours.

UBC’s safety resources

  • You might want to use AMS Safewalk (604-822-5355) to request accompaniment while walking on campus after dark. Safewalk can be used by faculty and staff as well as students.
  • Use the Community Shuttles on campus.
  • Know the location of the UBC Blue Phones. They connect directly to Campus Security.
  • Know your location on campus and be able to describe where you are if you need to call for help.
  • When entering or exiting a locked/secured building, ensure that the door is secured before proceeding.
  • In the event of an emergency, call 911. If you see suspicious circumstances, call Campus Security at 604-822-2222.

Learn more at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/wellbeing-benefits/workplace-health/personal-safety-on-campus/.

Campus Security Town Hall: April 12

Help us make our campus a safer place. Join Campus Security on April 12, 2018, in a “town hall” style meeting. Campus Security are making some big changes and they want your input on how to improve campus safety.

By attending, you’ll be providing invaluable feedback and insight on the risks on campus, and our opportunities to mitigate these risks.

Where: Michael Smith Laboratories Room 102
When: Thursday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
RSVP: sammy.lam@ubc.ca

Snack and refreshments will be provided to all attendees.

Some of the topics included in the session are:

  • Property Crime: Bike and laptop theft
  • Public Awareness: How to improve safety literacy on campus
  • Proactive Problem Solving: How do we prevent incidents from happening?
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, a joint effort by government and business leaders from across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand to put into effect better practices and safeguards to combat cybercrime. At UBC, we are acutely aware of the importance for all faculty, staff and students to take time every day to safeguard our collective privacy.

Take the Clean Desk Test!

This month, make privacy and information security a priority in your daily life. Take the Clean Desk Test to see how many privacy and information security risks you can spot. All complete entries will have a chance to win an iPad mini, or one of two $50 Best Buy gift cards. Read contest details.

Go further

If you haven’t already, take the Privacy & Information Security Fundamentals online training course. All faculty, staff, researchers, teaching assistants, and other members of the UBC community who deal with sensitive, confidential or personal information should take this training to understand the security measures needed to protect private information.

UBC Emergency Preparedness Exercise: June 28

UBC Emergency Preparedness Exercise: June 28

UBC Vancouver is conducting an emergency exercise on June 28 on the south campus where Main Mall meets Agronomy Road [map].

Faculty, staff, students and visitors may notice role-playing activity, which will involve a simulated emergency, emergency responders and mock casualties. Please be assured that this will be a practice exercise and will not pose a risk to passers-by.

Anyone who experiences a true emergency during this time is advised to call 911.