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Sep 24th, 2020

We’re all spending more time at home at the moment, which makes it all the more important to prepare your home for the unexpected. Join UBC's virtual ShakeOut drill on October 15th to get ready!

Sep 9th, 2020

Bike theft is one of the most common property crimes reported by UBC campus users, with almost 150 incidents reported on average each year. But fear not, by following the below tips you can dramatically reduce your chances of falling victim to bike thieves.

Aug 31st, 2020

Over the weekend Campus Security received a call about a dog running around the Vancouver Campus, dodging cars in the Rose Garden Parkade and generally making a nuisance of himself. Members of the on-duty patrol located the dog, a handsome Shiba Inu which appeared to be friendly, and attempted to bring him in for questioning. The dog eluded initial attempts to place him in custody and remained at large until Nitobe Gardens staff reported another sighting a few minutes later, at which point he was leashed and taken to the Campus Security office.

Jul 9th, 2020

When you next visit UBC’s Vancouver Campus, you might notice that the Campus Security team are sporting a new look; the team have been issued with new uniforms, which include a brand new Campus Security badge.

Jun 18th, 2020

We at Safety & Risk Services and in the VPFO portfolio want to ensure we create a sense of safety, trust and security among all campus users. We can only achieve this when we recognize and address racism and unconscious bias at an individual and institutional level.

Jun 1st, 2020

Campus Security had a shock recently when an unusual visitor arrived in one of the dining areas on campus.

A female bald eagle flew through a window pane at the Sage Restaurant, becoming stuck in a metal grate on the salad bar. The incident was reported by a worker in the area who was alerted by the loud noise.

May 29th, 2020

The BC RCMP’s Major Crime Unit is warning the public of a potential resurgence in virtual kidnapping activity following an incident involving a Chinese National studying at the University of British Columbia.

On May 27, 2020, University RCMP responded to a report from the student’s roommate who called police on behalf of the victim’s family in China after suspects attempted to extort money from them. Like other virtual kidnapping incidents, the suspects, posing as Chinese police officers, demanded cash from the victim’s family for the safe return of their family member.

Mar 25th, 2020
In light of COVID-19, heightened security procedures and processes are in place to enhance the well-being and protect the safety of students, faculty, and staff on the UBC Vancouver campus. Please have your UBC ID, or equivalent, on display or ready to show when accessing campus buildings.
Mar 20th, 2020

During the current outbreak of COVID-19 the VPFO portfolio is working to ensure the safety and security of our team members and the university community as a whole, which as always is our top priority. We are responsible for providing some of the crucial services that keep campus running, and we are doing our utmost to ensure these services are maintained while protecting those that directly operate them.

Mar 4th, 2020

UBC’s Vancouver Campus is a big place, and the Campus Security team monitor all areas of it on a 24 hour basis. With tens of thousands of people walking around campus each day, pedestrians are quite rightly the primary focus for campus planning, and navigating around the system of roads via car can often take longer than you might think.

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