Blue phone assistance
August 24, 2017
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Stay safe on campus

Your safety is a priority at UBC. As you begin a new school year, here are some ways you can keep yourself and others safe. Let’s look out for one another!

Contact Campus Security anytime

UBC Campus Security works to ensure the safety of everyone on campus and they’re available 24/7. Call 604-822-2222 if you ever need help.

Use a Blue Phone

Campus Security has installed 40 Blue Phones in strategic locations around campus. If you’re near a phone and find yourself in an unsafe situation (for example, if you feel harassed or see a crime in progress), use a Blue Phone to be directly connected to a security officer.

In the event of an emergency or if you feel in danger, call 911 immediately.

Walk with a buddy

If you don’t feel comfortable walking around campus alone, you don’t have to. Contact AMS Safewalk and a co-ed team will accompany you to your next destination.

Safewalk is available until 2 am. After that, Campus Security will gladly provide the same service.

Know about sexual assault resources

If you have experienced sexual assault or misconduct, or if you know someone who has, and are seeking support, phone 604-822-1588 or email

A staff member will reply to your confidential message within 24 hours. Visit the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response website for more information.

Know the signs of an overdose

At UBC, in Vancouver, and around North America, a deadly pain killer called fentanyl is being mixed into street and party drugs. There was a 79% increase in deaths related to drug overdose between 2015 and 2016.

If you use or plan to use illicit drugs, including ecstasy, methamphetamines, and cocaine, make a plan to stay safe and know how to recognize the signs of an overdose.

Keep your stuff safe

Don’t leave valuables like your phone or computer unattended. It can only take a few seconds for them to disappear.

If you bike to campus, it’s a good idea to get a steel u-lock for your bike frame and a heavy cable lock for the front wheel. Investing in a high-quality lock goes a long way to preventing bike theft.

Get other great tips and tools on the Campus Security website.

Stay scam-savvy

Unfortunately, there are a lot of different frauds and scams out there. Check out the RCMP website for valuable tips on how to protect your money - and remember: if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

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