Undergraduate Student Safety

Everyone plays a role in making UBC’s Vancouver campus a safe and welcoming place. A number of resources are available to ensure safety on campus for undergraduate students.

Undergraduate Students

What safety resources are available for undergraduates on campus?

Everyone plays a role in making UBC’s Vancouver campus a safe and welcoming place. A number of resources are available to ensure safety on campus

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What safety resources are available for undergraduates in classrooms?

Safety in laboratories

  • Laboratories often contain hazardous material that might results in injuries and impact your health. Your instructor or supervisor is obligated to provide you with a safety orientation to the environment. It should cover what to do in the event of an emergency, the potential hazards you might encounter, and any safety courses you might need to complete.

Safety in lecture theatres

  • A lecture theatre is often considered non-hazardous with minimum opportunities of an injury. However, accidents happen! Instructors are responsible for the safety of students during classes or instructional periods. For information about emergency preparedness, click here.

Safety in shops

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What safety resources are available for undergraduates working on campus?

UBC is committed to a safe, healthy and secure environment in which to carry on the University’s affairs (Safety Policy #7 (PDF)). To be in compliance with WorkSafeBC legislation, all New & Young Workers must complete all of the below:

  • A general UBC safety orientation and training before beginning work.
  • A site-specific safety orientation and training with their supervisor.
  • Additional training related to any hazards present or handled during the course of the work.Individual departments may also hold in-person training sessions addressing one or more of these requirements. Talk to your supervisor about what resources are available in order to meet WorkSafeBC legislation and the requirements of the work.

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What resources are available for undergraduate student safety abroad?

  • UBC’s Student Safety Abroad Program supports safe experiences abroad. The Program is based on the requirements outlined in UBC’s Student Safety Abroad Policy (PDF).
  • If you are traveling outside of Canada as part of university activity, including conferences, research, volunteering, service learning, varsity sports, and studying abroad, please visit Student Safety Abroad for more information.

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