Emergency Blue Phones

Connect with us using one of the 85+ Blue Phones located across the Vancouver campus, available 24/7.

The Emergency Blue Phones are a camera system on the UBC Vancouver Point Grey campus, consisting of blue pedestals with a button-activated emergency phone, which connects directly to the Campus Security phone number.

In 2015, in accordance with recommendations received from a Campus Safety Working Group, the number of Emergency Blue Phone pedestals was expanded to approximately 35 units, and all of the units were equipped with cameras in 2016.

The cameras are normally user-activated. That is, they only activate when the button is pressed. During emergencies, however, Campus Security can activate them temporarily for safety and security purposes.

For information on the Terms of Use for the Blue Phone Cameras, visit Office of the University Counsel.

How to use an Emergency Blue Phone

To use the Blue Phones, push the button once and you will be connected to a Campus Security dispatcher. If there’s an emergency, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

We encourage you to activate Blue Phones when:

  • A crime is witnessed
  • You feel unsafe and need assistance
  • You are ill or require medical attention
  • You require assistance or directions

Please view the map for the location of all blue phones.