UWinnipeg equips security officers with opioid-overdose antidote


The University of Winnipeg is equipping its campus security officers with naloxone kits–an emergency medication to reverse the effects of opioid overdose–ahead of the 2023-24 academic year. UWinnipeg faculty members, employees, and students are also able to request naloxone kits and training from the institution’s campus safety office. UWinnipeg Executive Director of Marketing and Communications Caleb Zimmerman explained that the availability of these kits is becoming increasingly important, given the public health concern regarding the opioid crisis. “With our location at the heart of the city, we feel it’s important to be equipped to help anyone on or near our campus who requires the administration of naloxone,” he said.

Winnipeg Free Press (Acct. Req.)