Emergency Communication

During an emergency, UBC will use different channels to get information out to the community. UBC Alert sends text messages to your cell phone coordinated with messages on UBC’s main website ubc.ca, Twitter @ubcnews, and digital signage across campus.

To sign up for UBC Alert, use the appropriate link below. Don’t worry, the cell phone numbers we collect are used solely for emergency purposes and are stored in accordance with university privacy standards.

The university’s crisis and emergency response groups get notified using our response communication app called AlertGo.


Faculty and Staff

Log on to www.msp.ubc.ca.

Update your contact information on the Faculty and Staff Self Service section.

Update your cell phone number in order to receive UBC Alerts with the ‘Phone Numbers’ link under My Personal Summary.

If you encounter problems updating your contact numbers in Self Service, please contact the help desk at hrwebadm@hr.ubc.ca.



Log into the UBC Student Service Centre.

Add your cell phone number to ‘Your Details.’