Sept. 16, 2019

Security update for our campus community

Message from ​​​​​​​Provost and Vice President (Academic) Dru Marshall

On the morning of Monday, Sept. 16, Campus Security received two unsubstantiated reports of a suspicious individual on campus. Calgary Police Service arrived on campus within minutes, working with Campus Security to investigate and verify the reports. The large police presence on campus generated attention on social media and was picked up by some news outlets, which erroneously reported that the campus was in “lockdown.” Shortly thereafter, the individual was identified and located by Campus Security and Calgary Police Services and was deemed not to be a threat.

Both Campus Security and Calgary Police Services sent out notifications regarding the incident through social media. Unfortunately, there were some technical issues in sending out notifications using some of our UCalgary communication channels, which we are investigating to correct immediately.

The University of Calgary takes the importance of emergency communications very seriously, and we apologize for the lack of communication due to technical difficulties.

The safety and security of all of our campuses is of utmost importance to us.

Dru Marshall
Provost and Vice President (Academic)