75,868 text notifications sent via UBC Alert as part of the annual ShakeOut drill  

As part of the annual ShakeOut drill, a UBC Alert test notification by text and voice message was sent on October 21, 2021, at 10:21 am, to remind students, faculty, and staff to drop, cover, and hold on when an earthquake occurs.

A total of 75,868 SMS text notifications were sent in 4 minutes and 40 seconds, and 75,896 phone call notifications in 10 minutes and 37 seconds.

A reminder to everyone to update your contact information on Workday (for staff and faculty) to ensure you receive the latest information in urgent situations through UBC Alert. Please also download the UBC Safe Vancouver app for direct access to campus safety resources, and turn on push notifications to receive timely alerts and notifications.