Preparing for campus emergencies: Editorial


In a recent editorial for University Affairs, Jean-François Venne discusses how recent campus emergencies have prompted institutions to consider their emergency preparedness plans and training for faculty, staff, and students. Venne writes that those working in postsecondary education are not necessarily prepared for emergency scenarios and may not be familiar with the plans in place. Institutions have responded to the need for emergency preparedness in a variety of ways: Collège Ahuntsic now offers targeted training and mandatory training for new hires, the University of Alberta’s crisis management team regularly conducts drills, and the University of British Columbia offers training courses to faculty and staff on a three-year cycle in addition to annual preparedness activities for students.

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