Daylight savings time: A reminder to look out for one another

To all members of UBC’s Vancouver campus community,

With clocks turning back one hour this past weekend, I want to highlight the important role everyone at UBC plays in making our campus a safe and welcoming place.

November brings an earlier sunset due to Daylight Savings Time changes and people are walking to classes, buses, parking lots, and residences in the dark. It’s a good time to remember that the best way to keep our campus safe is to look out for one another.

Part of staying safe is knowing your options for getting around campus. Remember that if you don’t want to walk alone after dark, you don’t have to.

  • Plan to walk with friends, classmates, or colleagues, or contact AMS Safewalk or UBC Campus Security for a friendly escort across campus
  • You might also consider taking TransLink Community Shuttles to get around campus if there is a route that is convenient for you
  • Trust your instincts and practice being aware of your surroundings. If you feel unsafe, there are people here who can help, including UBC Campus Security: Call 604.822.2222 or use a Campus Blue Phone.

I wish you all a safe, productive, and healthy remainder of the term.


Dr. Louise Cowin

Vice President, Students