Safety on Campus
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YC Mobile is an important emergency response, academic planning and student life tool for students, staff and visitors to Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse. The app can quickly connect you to College safety and security officers or call 911, help you report suspicious behaviour or wildlife activity, use your device as a flashlight or panic alarm, access College emergency response plans, book a counselling appointment and access the College’s online learning management system.
The app contains campus maps and "Friendwalk"—a way to send a message to a friend so they can follow your route using GPS mapping and you can let them know when you arrive safely. Useful for walking home alone at night—you can make a call for help with the tap of a button. You will also receive text message notification in the event of an emergency occurring on campus.
YC Mobile can be found on app stores for Apple and Android mobile devices by searching for “Yukon College”. Please be sure to enable notifications in order to allow emergency notifications to reach you.
YC Mobile was created by AppArmor - a Canadian technology company.
Safety and Security on Campus
Everyone plays a role in creating a safe community where we can all feel secure. Yukon College has taken a number of steps to promote a safer and more secure environment. In addition to these actions, it is important to look out for each other and for ourselves.
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 (334-6042, speed dial 222 from your office/classroom phone or via the YC Mobile app) and your instructor/direct supervisor as quickly as possible.
SAFETY AND SECURITY SERVICES
The Safety and Security department is your front-line contact for security incidents and non-emergency issues. Personnel are on campus year-round and can be reached 24 hours a day at 867.334.6042 or via the YC Mobile app.
- 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.
- Car Boost 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).
- Incident Reports 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.
There are nine pay phones located throughout the college, which can make 911 calls with no charges.
There is an on-campus phone available for use by students and the public in the foyer between the Attached Single Campus Housing and the Attached Family Campus Housing as well as outside of the Admissions Office. To make a 911 call from an on-campus phone, dial 9 and then 911.
Should you or someone else require first aid, contact Safety and Security Services and/or dial 911. If you are using an on-campus phone, dial 9 and then 911.
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 3 buzzes.
- 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.
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; and
- Prepare to defend yourself with whatever might be available.