Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

The University of Calgary has placed automated external defibrillators (AEDs) throughout the university for use by untrained individuals in the event another person experiences a cardiac malfunction. 

An Automated External Defibrillator

An AED is a portable device designed to be simple to use. An AED automatically diagnoses potentially life threatening cardiac malfunctions in a patient, and is able to treat them through defibrillation. Once turned on, an automated voice will direct the user in clear, easy to understand terms. However, the units alone cannot save a person. 911 must be called as soon as possible.

Campus Security is available to conduct brief information sessions with any department or group who would like to know more about the machines. Call Security Operations, for more information at 403.220.5061, or contact


A problem has been identified in the Philips M5071A (adult) and M5072A (infant/child) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) pads that could pose a risk for patients or users. Please follow the instructions contained in this document (which you can also find inside all emergency boxes) until we are able to replace the devices. UCalgary is dedicated to the safety of the UCalgary community and are doing everything we can to get this issue resolved as quickly as possible. 

Administration Building

Main floor, beside elevator

Arts Parkade

6th floor, by Little Gallery near main entrance

Biological Sciences

Main floor, across from elevators, by stairwell

Cal Wenzel Precision Health  

Main floor by elevators and parking machine

Cascade Hall

Main floor by Conference housing desk, lobby

Calgary Centre for Innovative Technology (CCIT)

Main floor adjacent to fire panel and main entrance

Central Heating and Cooling Plant

Main floor inside control room

2nd floor EUD office

Child Development Centre

Main floor on wall at bottom of stairs

Child Care Centre East

Across from reception desk

Child Care Centre West

Main hallway on right side in CDC

Clinical Skills Building

Main entrance, right side of hallway

Craigie Hall

  • Main floor, C/D block foyer, under thermostat

  • Main floor, University Theatre, wall by ticket windows

Crowsnest Hall

Main floor, lobby near main desk

Dining Centre

Ground floor, east wall outside Residence Offices

Downtown East

DTE by Security Desk

Downtown West

6th floor, elevator lobby

Earth Sciences

  • Main floor, elevator pillar across from men’s washroom

  • 6th floor, elevator lobby across from elevators

Education Block

Main floor, under assembly point sign, by room 179

Education Tower

7th floor, elevator lobby between elevators 2 and 3

Energy Environment Experiential Learning

  • West main floor elevator lobby

  • East main floor elevator lobby

Engineering Complex- A Block

Basement, near Room A 20

Engineering Complex- E Block 

  • Basement, beside F block doors

  • 2nd Floor, beside F block doors

Engineering Complex- G Block  

  • Near room G 24

  • Near room G 130

  • Near room G 230

  • Near room G 330

  • Near room G 430


Near room M136

Grounds Building

Inside main entrance by fire panel


Near 3C51

Health Sciences

  • Ground floor, across from information desk

  • Ground floor, on wall beside Hippocrates statue

  • First floor, 1500z corridor, outside room 1501

Heritage Medical Research Building

Second floor beside stairwell 210Y.

Hunter Student Commons (HNSC)

First to Fourth Floors

Information Communication Technology

Main floor, assembly point wall outside room 102

International House

Main Floor, left of elevators

Kananaskis Station

Forestry Office entranceway

Kinesiology A 

  • Main, Floor, across from Client Services Desk.

  • Main Floor, Aquatic Centre, next to change rooms

Kinesiology B 

  • Basement floor, Jack Simpson Gym entrance, next to emergency help phone   

  • 2nd floor, Jack Simpson Gym entrance, beside west elevator   

  • Main floor, near east main fire panel, MacEwan Hall link entrance 

  • Main floor, across from Sports Medicine

  • Main floor, Racquet Centre, next to emergency help button

  • Main floor, Human Performance Lab, outside B103

  • 2nd floor, Human Performance Lab, outside B2225

Life Sciences

Front hallway by boardroom

MacEwan Student Centre 

2nd floor information desk by west elevators (food court)

Math Sciences

  • Main floor inside main doors, beside room 126

  • 4th floor, elevator lobby, wall adjacent to elevators

McKimmie Tower  

Floors 1-15

Mechanical Engineering  

Main floor beside elevators and lockers

Murray Fraser Hall 

2nd floor outside Law Library by emergency help phone

Olympic Volunteer Centre  

Ground floor inside front main doors

Olympic Oval  

Ice level, bottom of stairs by skate shop/help phone

2nd floor beside elevator

Physical Plant  

Main floor, hallway wall, staff kitchen 2251U

Professional Faculties  

  •  2nd floor, top of stairs between Nursing and SAPL

  •  Mezzanine level, near Soup Link across from North exit

  • SAPL Corridor 1150z outside room 1102

  • SAPL 2nd floor across from faculty office

Reeve Theatre 

Main floor link doors, beside room 128 (near coat room)

Rozsa Centre  

Main east entrance by building fire panel

Science A  

Main floor west, across from room 107

Science B  

Main floor beside elevator

Science Theatres  

Main floor lobby beside Zipper

Scurfield Hall 

2nd (main) floor on wall near fire panel, beside room 202

Social Sciences 

  • 2nd (main) floor lobby between elevators 2 and 3

  • 7th floor lobby between elevators 1 and 2

  • 13th floor elevator lobby

Taylor Institute

Main floor between public washrooms

Taylor Family Digital Library

Main floor on pillar next to main service desk


Main entrance

Philips HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator Instructional Video