Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness at UBC is managed by Safety & Risk Services in partnership with Faculties and Departments across campus. Being prepared at UBC means to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from any and all emergencies that could affect the University Community.

The goal is to have a comprehensive plan extending from all levels of emergency personnel down through the individuals that make up our community to prevent situations that cause emergencies.

This means:

  • Preparing people for the procedures to follow should an emergency occur;
  • Having a well-collaborated response from the University through the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) to effectively mitigate any emergency;
  • Being ready and able to recover quickly from emergency events to keep the mission of UBC actively moving forward.

You can be a part of the UBC Emergency program by:

  • Ensuring that your building has an emergency plan;
  • Educating everyone on what to do during an emergency.

Please take time to review and familiarize yourself with the many resources available to you here at UBC.


In this section

Emergency Plans

UBC’s Emergency Response Plan identifies lines of authority, critical responsibilities, key responders and essential resources.

Emergency Procedures

Emergencies, disasters, accidents and injuries can occur at any time and without warning.

Personal Emergency Preparedness

Help you better prepare knowing the risks for an earthquake, storm surge, and technological or environmental accidents.

Emergency Training

Training and courses are offered for individuals preparedness and/or specialized technical roles within the UBC Emergency Plan.

Emergency Operation Centre

As a UBC faculty or staff member, you may — or may not — have a predefined role in an emergency response. Nevertheless, if an emergency strikes, you could be in a position to take action. Here’s what you should know.

Events Risk Management at UBC

This easy-to-use tool has been created to help UBC event bookers analyze the risks associated with holding events on campus. A risk assessment is required for all campus events using this tool.