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Emergency Planning

While we hope it never happens, we need to be prepared to handle emergencies ranging from threatening behaviour to medical emergencies, building fires to earthquakes. Students and visitors will look to our employees for direction, anticipating that you will know what to do during an emergency. Every employee should familiarize themselves with the procedures and resources available.


Check out the new Emergency Procedures Poster for your Campus or Site. Please refer to these emergency numbers for your campus or site.

Nanaimo – Emergency Procedures Poster

Cowichan – Emergency Procedures poster

Powell River – Emergency Procedures poster

Parksville – Emergency Procedures poster

Deep Bay – Emergency Procedures poster


Staying informed during an emergency

An important aspect of emergency response is fast and accurate communication. During a major emergency on campus:

  • Check your email, voice mail, and the VIU website.
  • Check Vancouver Island University’s Facebook page,  Twitter for emergency notifications. Follow us @VIUnews.
  • Watch for emergency notices posted on digital signs.