Safety & Security Services is your front-line contact for security incidents and non-emergency issues.
Escort to your vehicle, residence or bus
If you feel concerned for your safety, don’t take a risk. We are happy to escort you to your vehicle, residence or bus to make sure you arrive safely.
Dead battery? We have a "booster pack" to start your vehicle.
Locked out of the building
If you find yourself locked out of the building, contact Safety and Security Services. There is a phone available for use in the hallway between the Attached Single Campus Housing and the Attached Family Campus Housing as well as outside the Admissions Office.
Needles on campus
If you find a used needle, do not touch it. Contact the custodian on campus at 867 332 6463 or Safety and Security Services.
Lost and found
The Lost and Found is located at the Safety and Security Services office (behind the Welcome Centre at the main entrance at the Ayamdigut campus).
An Incident Report must be completed after each incident involving Safety and Security Services. Report forms are available from your Department Administrative Officer/Dean’s Office.
- In an immediate threat to safety, call 911.
- Practice awareness of your surroundings. Know your exits in advance and who else is in your general area.
- Know who to call/contact in an emergency.
- Project an assertive image.
- Do not prop open locked doors.
- Keep your interaction with strangers to a minimum.
- Have your keys (car or dorm) ready so you are not delayed getting into your car or residence.
- Trust your instincts. If you believe you are being followed, go immediately to a public place and call emergency personnel.
- Avoid isolated areas.
- Ensure someone knows your whereabouts and when you expect to return.
- Always get consent before engaging in any sexual activity with someone. Consent is a freely given and enthusiastic “yes!” Never assume consent if it is not given. If you are unsure, ask.
- Check the safety mirrors. Safety mirrors are installed so that you can see around blind corners.
Please immediately call 911 if you witness an emergency situation on campus (eg. fire, violence, first aid, flood). If you are using an on-campus classroom or office phone, dial 9 and then 911. When calling 911 in an emergency situation the following information will be necessary:
- your name
- building location
- physical location
- nature of emergency
- persons affected
Also notify Safety and Security Services (334 6042, or speed dial 222 from your office/classroom phone or via the YukonU app) and your instructor/direct supervisor as quickly as possible.
If you believe you are in a dangerous situation:
- Attempt to diffuse the situation (remain calm, speak clearly in an even tone).
- Make all attempts to leave the area.
- Activate any alarms at your disposal (including a personal ‘screamer’ device), yell, scream, make noise.
- Prepare to defend yourself with whatever might be available.
In the event of a fire alarm or evacuation order:
- Vacate the building immediately, using the nearest exit, following instructions provided by the Campus Fire Wardens or representative. They are identified by an orange hat and reflective vest.
- Do not re-enter the building until your Fire Warden or Emergency Responder advises you to do so.
- Initiate evacuation by pulling the nearest fire alarm.
Exit maps are posted in each classroom and gathering area. Become familiar with these to determine your exit route.
The fire alarm is indicated by a series of three buzzes.
The purpose of this Emergency Response Plan (ERP) is to provide processes and procedures that will reduce the risk to safety for Yukon University employees, students and visitors when faced with an emergency situation.
- Quickly connect to University safety and security officers.
- Report suspicious behaviour or wildlife activity.
- Use your device as a flashlight or panic alarm.
- Access emergency response plans.
- Book a counselling appointment.
- Access the University’s online learning management system.
The YukonU app can be found on app stores for Apple and Android mobile devices by searching for “Yukon University”. Please be sure to enable notifications in order to allow emergency notifications to reach you.