May 5, 2015
University launches new UC Emergency app
The University of Calgary has announced that UC Emergency, the university’s new emergency app, is now available in app stores for Android, Blackberry and iOS devices.
In the event of an emergency on campus, it is crucial to receive information quickly. The UC Emergency app delivers alerts and updates that can save lives and prevent injury. The app is one part of the university's emergency management plan and a big part of creating a safe and healthy living and learning environment for everyone on campus.
“The University of Calgary is leading the way in providing technological solutions for post-secondary education to enhance campus safety for students, faculty and staff,” said President Cannon. “I encourage everyone on our campuses to download the UC Emergency app to stay aware, informed and safe.”
UC Emergency is specifically designed for University of Calgary students, faculty, staff, tenants and contractors. These are the audiences that would be directly affected in the event of an emergency on campus. In the event of an emergency on campus, the university will also post regular updates on Twitter and on the Emergency Management website, which are available to the public.
Download the app from your smartphone at one of the links below:
- Apple Store – bit.ly/UCapple
- Google Play (for Android devices) – bit.ly/UCgoogleplay
- Blackberry World – bit.ly/UCbbworld
Once downloaded from your app store, simply login using your University of Calgary IT account credentials. Be sure to enable push notifications as you login to allow the university to send you emergency alerts.
For more information on the app including a list of FAQs and our privacy statement, visit www.ucalgary.ca/emergencyapp.
Emergency text messaging
The University of Calgary’s emergency text messaging system will no longer be in use as of May 31, 2015. The Canadian Wireless Transmission Authority (CWTA), who issues the codes to send bulk messages, cannot ensure delivery to our user group. As such, we are now using the UC Emergency app to send mass notifications in the event of an emergency on campus. Get the app today.