Emergency medical aid team

First aid coverage for UBC events

A successful event is also a safe event Keep attendees at your event safe with first aid coverage from the Emergency Medical Aid Team. All UBC students, staff, faculty, and University Neighbourhood Association residents can request first aid coverage for their events at the Vancouver campus.

Who we are

Trained students focused on safety

The Emergency Medical Aid Team is made up of trained UBC students dedicated to making the University community an even safer place. All team members are certified in Standard First Aid by the Canadian Red Cross. Team members regularly practice their skills with ongoing, weekly training. Some members of the team are also trained as Certified CPR Instructors. We're part of Student Health Service's outreach program, which also includes the Wellness Centre.

Your safety and the safety of your guests is our top priority. Our goal is for everyone at an event to feel safe, secure, and cared for through confidential, non-judgemental service.

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Types of events we cover

We’ve provided first aid coverage for a variety of events, including:

  • Undergraduate society events
  • Events in residence
  • Storm the Wall
  • Day of the Longboat
  • Varsity games
  • Jump Start events
  • Lace up for Kids
  • AMS Yoga Fest

How we work

Before the event

One of our team members will connect with you to talk about your event and identify any potential concerns or hazards.

The day of the event

Our team members will take a look at the venue and help ensure a safe environment has been set up. We’ll provide confidential and supportive fist aid coverage that includes initial treatment of sprains, strains, cuts, and intoxication incidents. We’ll also liaise with emergency services as needed.

During the event

We’ll provide confidential and supportive first aid coverage that includes initial treatment of sprains, strains, cuts, and intoxication incidents. We’ll also liaise with emergency services as needed.

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Contact us

Get in touch if you have questions or would like more information about our services.


Emergency Medical Aid TeamStudent Services

emat.events@ubc.ca