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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Test of the campus emergency communication system - October 10

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

When is this happening? Thursday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m.                                              

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

  • Tweets to @UWaterloo and @WatSAFEapp 

  • WatSAFE mobile app 

  • The ‘UW Emerge’ on-screen pop-up for desktops and laptops 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Launching new campus emergency notification tool – WatSAFE desktop notification

What is happening? The University’s current emergency desktop notification tool, UW Emerge, will be replaced with a new tool called WatSAFE desktop notification.

Why is this happening? The existing desktop notification tool was developed by University employees several years ago, and while it has worked well in the past, IST no longer has the inhouse resources to modify and fully support the tool. Also, the new macOS no longer supports 32-bit applications, a change that prevents new users from downloading UW Emerge to their Mac machines.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Test of the campus emergency communication system - May 21

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

When is this happening? Tuesday, May 21 at 10:45 a.m.                       

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Test of the campus emergency communication system - January 31

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

When is this happening? Thursday, January 31 at 10:00 a.m.                                              

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

  • Tweets to @UWaterloo and @WatSAFEapp 

  • WatSAFE mobile app 

  • The ‘UW Emerge’ on-screen pop-up for desktops and laptops 

  • Skype for Business Instant Messages 

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