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Active Attacker drills to take place on campus next week

The University of Guelph-Humber and Humber take the safety of our community seriously. As part of that commitment to safety, Active Attacker drills will take place next week.

The goal of these drills is to test our procedures and ensure community members know and understand what to do in the unlikely event of an active threat on any of our campuses or locations. Active attacker drills take place annually and during the third week of September.

This year the dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 27 – 10:10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. all buildings except (residence buildings for evening drill)
  • Saturday, October 1- 11 a.m. Guelph-Humber campus

An announcement will be made using the Public Address system to let community members know immediately before a drill is about to start.

Please not that during the drill, the actual Active Attacker message will be played- not a test message. This is to familiarize the community with the message they would hear during a real incident.

During the drill, community members should follow the Active Attacker Response procedures. Once the drill is complete, an announcement will be made on the public address system advising that the drill is over and normal activities can resume. Drills are expected to last between 10 and 15 minutes.

It is important to note that due to the nature of the drills, some community members may experience stress related issues before, during, or after the drills. Support services are available for students through SWAC and or staff through EAP. Anyone requiring support is encouraged to reach out for the necessary support.

The Active Attacker response procedures can be found on the Department of Public Safety website. Also, look for the Active Attacker response posters located in classrooms, lecture halls and private meeting spaces on campus.

Online Active Attacker training is also available.

The training is approximately 30 minutes in length. All community members are encouraged to take the training prior to the drills to ensure they know how to properly respond.

If you have any questions please contact Kathy Branton, Manager of Business Continuity and Emergency Management at or 416-675-6622 ext. 5550.