Post Emergency

In the event of a major emergency such as an earthquake, look for direction from emergency responders about where to go to get supports like shelter and food.

After an Incident

The most important thing you can do after an emergency is to take care of yourself and stay safe. The university will be working hard to get support and care to those affected.

A disaster is a traumatic event, and it can take some time to get your bearings. It’s common to feel bewildered or shocked. Don’t panic, check yourself for injuries and assist others if you’re able.

Mass care support

In the aftermath of an emergency, UBC will provide mass care support — shelter, food, and care support to the community. We plan for, and practise, our ability to establish these supports as quickly as possible. You can help contribute to the success of our community’s response and recovery by preparing yourself to be self-sufficient for the first 72hrs.

Do not use your cell phone except to report a life-threatening injury — try to leave phone lines open for emergency personnel.

Please do not donate any food or clothing after an emergency — money is preferred.


Check out Get Prepared to find out how.


No area on earth is completely immune from a disaster

UBC will actively plan, practise, and establish supports as quickly as possible.



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