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By Breeonne Baxter on October 4, 2018
This October, practice the Great BC ShakeOut, an annual province-wide earthquake drill on Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m. Emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations agree that “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. It is only a one-minute commitment for something that can save your life.
Quake Cottage Canada returns to UBC – faculty, staff, and students are invited to ride the earthquake simulator to experience what it’s like to go through a major earthquake. Risk Management will be there to answer any questions you have about emergency preparedness and how to be better prepared. The Quake Cottage will be set-up at University Commons, outside the AMS Student Nest, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m on Oct. 17.
Want to learn more about earthquake preparedness at UBC? Visit the Risk Management site at http://rms.ubc.ca/emergency/emergency-procedures/earthquake/.
By Breeonne Baxter on September 28, 2017
This October, Risk Management Services invites you to focus on emergency preparedness, through two events on campus: IBC Shake Zone and ShakeOut BC. Practice what to do when an earthquake strikes, and once the shaking stops. Learn more about emergency preparedness and what to do in the event of an earthquake.
UBC Risk Management Services has invited the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) to set-up a portable earthquake simulator on Main Mall Plaza, by the AMS Student Nest. The Shake Zone is a portable earthquake simulator for riders to experience the “intensity” of a large earthquake. Riders in the simulator will experience about 25 seconds of motion.
Participate in the 2017 Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill by practicing DROP! COVER! HOLD ON! Wait for the shaking to stop and count to 60 to allow time for debris to fall, before moving. If you’re outside, stay outside. If you’re inside, stay inside, unless there is a fire or the building is in danger of collapsing. If you’re in a moving vehicle, stop in a clear area, away from falling debris, and stay inside the vehicle. ShakeOut BC is a timely annual reminder for everyone to learn the risks, get prepared, and make a plan in the event of an earthquake.
We all have a role in making our campus safe. Be pro-active, and learn more about emergency preparedness at rms.ubc.ca/emergency.
By Breeonne Baxter on October 9, 2014
Please share this with your staff and faculty
To help the campus community prepare for an earthquake, the University is participating in the province-wide ShakeOut BC earthquake preparedness drill on Oct. 16 at 10:16 a.m. We’re encouraging everyone on campus to Drop, Cover and Hold on at this time and practice what to do in the event of an earthquake.
If you have registered for UBC Alert, you will receive a text message at 10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16 – this alert will clearly state that it is a drill. UBC Alert is an important part of maintaining safety and security during an emergency situation, so it is vital that your contact information is current in Self-Service.
ShakeOut BC is a good reminder to make or check your emergency kits. You should have enough food and water for 72 hours. For more information, visit http://emergency.ubc.ca/shakeout/.
By Breeonne Baxter on October 3, 2013
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UBC Get Ready to Shake Out!
Join in as we participate in the province-wide ShakeOut BC earthquake preparedness exercise.
On Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m., we encourage the UBC community to:
In BC, minor earthquakes are not infrequent (1,200 are recorded each year in BC) and a major earthquake will eventually occur in Vancouver. Make sure you’re prepared. For video and more go to http://emergency.ubc.ca/shakeout
By Breeonne Baxter on October 3, 2012
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This Oct. 18, UBC participates in ShakeOut BC, a province-wide earthquake drill. In BC, minor earthquakes are not infrequent and a major earthquake will eventually occur in Vancouver. We’re asking everyone at UBC to be prepared.
On Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m. we will:
As an HR administrator, you can play a key role in helping us spread the word about this important event. Please share the attached ShakeOut presentation with your Department, and contact Erin King for the Powerpoint version of the presentation.
Learn more about ShakeOut BC at www.emergency.ubc.ca/shakeout.
Calling all UBC-ers with an interest in safety on campus! The University Health and Safety Committee invites you to join us for Safety Day on Oct. 5, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to meet like-minded members of the UBC community, share experiences and for some informative talks on topics including an aging workforce, personal security, and Emergency Preparedness at UBC. And yes, a free lunch will be provided. Register Now!
UBC staff and faculty are invited to a Green Research Lunch & Learn on Oct. 9, which asks, “how green is your lab?”
Keynote speaker John Hepburn, VP Research & International, helps us kick off the school year with an informative talk about green research at UBC. In addition, learn about an innovative biodiesel project in Chemical & Biological Engineering.
Come out for a free lunch, door prizes and your chance to win a $100 gift card to Mountain Equipment Coop!