Emergency Communication

UCalgary Emergency Alert Communication System

Emergency Management uses multiple communication channels to ensure important messaging can reach students, postdocs, faculty and staff to prepare for an emergency, during an active incident, and during the de-escalation of an emergency situation at UCalgary.

UCSafety app

UCSafety app delivers mobile alerts to all app users.

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UCalgary Emergency Desktop Alert

Desktop alerts are pushed out on all UCalgary managed computers.

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Mass Notification System

Many buildings are equipped with a mass notification system to alert those on campus.

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Web updates

Information regarding emergency situations will be posted on the UCalgary homepage and the UCalgary Emergency Alert page.

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Regular updates about campus incidents will be shared on the X profile @UCalgary

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Monthly testing

The Emergency Management team sends out a test alert via the UCSafety mobile app and the desktop UC Emergency Alert on the second Wednesday of every month.

Testing allows the campus community to become familiar with the UCSafety app and the desktop UC Emergency Alert, and ensures that all members of the UCalgary community are receiving messages. Test alerts will include safety and security-related information that can save lives, prevent injury and protect property.

If you do not receive a test alert each month, please check your app settings or contact the Emergency Management team at emergencymgmt@ucalgary.ca.  

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