News from SRS

Protect yourself from the flu: Get your flu shot

UBC Vancouver is once again offering free flu immunization clinics to students, faculty and staff. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Getting the flu shot is your best protection.

Wherever you are, “Drop, Cover, & Hold On!”

Join us in the annual province-wide earthquake drill, Great BC ShakeOut at 10:21 a.m. on October 21, 2021, and learn more about the risks in our community and what UBC is doing to plan ahead. If you are registered for UBC Alert, you’ll receive a test notification by text and voice message on October 21.

Preparing for the Big One: UBC research lab to shake, rattle and roll

UBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility (EERF) will shake, rattle and roll for the public this International ShakeOut Day. EERF will open its doors to the public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, after the shakeout drill at 10:21 a.m.

Safety Awareness Week: Outdoor Event on Safety & Security

Meet our Campus Security team and community partners (RCMP, Transit Police, SVPRO, ICBC, Crimestoppers, and VFRS), and learn more about their role on campus vs. community partners, as well as tips on maintaining safety and security on campus. Find them at the University Commons (University Boulevard & East Mall) from October 19 to 21, 2021.

Flu season is coming and it could be ugly: what you need to know

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, Canada is seeing a resurgence of many respiratory viruses—and many experts predict this year’s flu season could be severe. Dr. Michael Curry (he/him), clinical associate professor with UBC faculty of medicine’s department of emergency medicine, reveals how this year’s flu season will be different from the last and weighs in on how to reduce your risk of getting sick.