Welcome to Emergency Planning

The emergency planning coordinator at the University of Waterloo manages the university’s preparedness and response for any type of natural disaster or human caused emergency. The university’s emergency planning coordinator operates jointly under the director of police services and the director of the safety office. The emergency planning coordinator will strive to provide the University of Waterloo community strong leadership, internal and external collaborations, improved emergency communication and continuous improvement as it relates to emergency planning. The goal of emergency planning is to ensure the university takes all practical measures to prepare for or mitigate any potential emergency, to provide training for members of the university community on how to respond in an emergency and to assist in managing recovery operations following an emergency.

University of Waterloo's Emergency Response Plan

If you have any questions or concerns relating to emergency planning at the University of Waterloo please contact the emergency planning coordinator at extension 39292.

  1. Oct. 15, 2018Test of the campus emergency communication system - October 22

    What is happening? We will be testing the University’s campus-wide emergency communication system.

    When is this happening? Monday, October 22 between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.                                             

    What is the impact? Emergency communication channels being tested include:

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