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REMINDER: Secure-and-hold drill at downtown Oshawa location February 26

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As part of its commitment to campus safety, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will hold an emergency secure-and-hold drill at the university's downtown Oshawa location on Thursday, February 26 at 9:45 a.m.

The following buildings will be affected:

  • 61 Charles Street Building
  • Bordessa Hall, 55 Bond Street East
  • Education Building, 11 Simcoe Street North
  • Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East
  • UOIT-Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre, 151 Athol Street East

The drill is designed to build awareness around the steps to take in the event of an actual secure-and-hold event while testing the university’s emergency response plan and secure-and-hold procedures in order to identify areas for improvement. An outline of the drill can be found on the secure-and-hold webpage.

The Office of Campus Safety will use the Campus Incident Response Emergency Notification System (CIRENS) to notify staff, faculty and students of a secure-and-hold event. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to follow the university on Twitter to receive CIRENS messages, not only for this exercise, but for all emergent situations on campus.