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By Breeonne Baxter on November 24, 2016
Winter is here, and along with it come earlier sunsets. You have options when it comes to travelling across campus after dark:
Safewalk is a free service provided by the AMS and is dedicated to your safety on campus. Safewalk will send a co-ed pair of walkers to accompany you to any location on campus. Safewalk works closely with Campus Security and the RCMP.
For a walk:
Leaving campus after 2:00 a.m.? Campus Security can accompany you across campus. Call 604-822-2222 for assistance.
If you would like to report broken lights, overgrown landscaping, or unsafe building infrastructure, call Building Operations at 604-822-2173.
By Breeonne Baxter on June 23, 2016
UBC has a number of options for you to stay informed about the latest campus safety alerts and updates.
In an emergency on campus, UBC Alert can send text messages to your cell phone. To ensure you receive messages in an emergency, check that your contact details are updated in the Faculty and Staff Self Service portal. Learn more.
Sign up to receive emails from Campus Security when new Vancouver campus safety alerts and updates are available. Subscribe to alerts. You can also read the latest security updates on the Campus Security site.
By Breeonne Baxter on March 31, 2016
Late last week, there was a stranger sexual assault on campus. You are encouraged to pay extra attention to your surroundings, reach out for assistance if you need it and speak up if you see something suspicious.
You have options for getting around campus after dark:
One of the best ways to stay safe, and keep others safe, is to look out for each other. Everyone plays a role in making UBC’s Vancouver campus a safe and welcoming place.
There are a number of things that UBC administrators can do to make UBC spaces safe and secure for faculty and staff in your units, and for students in your buildings.
If there are any burned out lights or other infrastructure problems in your building that may contribute to a lack of security, please submit a service request to Building Operations. If you need immediate assistance, call the Building Operations Service Centre at 604-822-2173.
It’s important that we all work together to keep UBC spaces safe and secure. This means keeping secure areas locked and closing all doors and windows when we leave a room for a period of time. In addition, check to make sure that locked doors are not propped open. If someone unfamiliar tries to follow you into a secure area, ask about their purpose there if you feel safe to do so, or you can contact Campus Security with your concerns.
With exams coming up soon, we will have more students looking for quiet spaces to study, and that can sometimes include empty classrooms. Please keep an eye out for everyone during this busy season.
If you have questions about the secure access to your building, please contact Access Services.
UBC has policies in place to keep employees safe when working alone. This includes faculty and staff as well as student employees. If you have questions about UBC’s Working Along procedures, please contact Risk Management.
By Breeonne Baxter on November 12, 2015
Please share this with your staff and faculty
As winter draws nearer, please be reminded that you don’t have to walk alone after dark if you don’t want to. These resources are available to you:
Source: Working at UBC updates
By Breeonne Baxter on February 9, 2012
Please share this message with your faulty and staff.
Yesterday, Campus Security and the RCMP issued a security alert after a student was attacked on University Boulevard. While such incidents do not happen often on campus, it is best to be aware of your surroundings, and to be aware of UBC’s safety resources:
By Breeonne Baxter on October 27, 2011
For all Faculty and Staff
Vancouver’s Campus Security has created a website to help reunite lost keys (and glasses) with their owners.
Check the site out at https://lostandfound.ubc.ca
In Vancouver, if you find lost possessions on campus, you can hand them in to Campus Security’s Lost and Found. [map]
The Okanagan’s Lost and Found on campus is located in the UBC Students’ Union Okanagan (UBCSUO) Used Bookstore, located in the University Centre building (room UNC103).