Personal security information is now available around the clock thanks to Safe@UBC, a new safety resources Web site.
"We're encouraging everyone to learn about UBC's personal security resources," says Paul Wong, personal security co-ordinator in the Dept. of Health, Safety and Environment. "The new site puts all the information, from lighting improvements to crime statistics, in one place."
A pick and click menu allows users to find information quickly and the site is linked to other UBC sites related to personal security.
The UBC personal security resources listed range from a sexual assault information line to Student Resources Centre counselling services. Resource phone numbers include a report line for burnt-out lights and the 24-hour crisis line for Women Against Violence Against Women.
In addition, the Web site outlines the personal security workshops available to UBC employees and students.
Highlights of the Safer Campus Initiative, a provincial government program that provides capital funds for personal security projects, describe UBC's safety improvements such as lighting upgrades and emergency blue phones.
Safe@UBC tips offer suggestions for staying safe in various environments including residences, study areas or offices.
Safe@UBC can be found under the Office of the Personal Security Co-ordinator at www.safety.ubc.ca. Any comments can be sent to Wong at 822-6210 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.