Active Shooter Response

In this video you will learn what to do if you ever confront the unthinkable: an individual shooting at people at random in a populated area.

Closed captioned version (French) | Closed captioned version (English)

Closed captioned version (Mandarin)


The video simulates the conditions you might experience during an active shooter event. Some people might find the video disturbing. It might help to view the video with others, such as classmates, friends or colleagues, so you can talk about it after you have watched it.

If you think you need to talk to a professional, there are resources available:
If you are a U of A student, you can contact the University Wellness Services Mental Health Centre, located at 2-600 SUB. Call 780-492-5205 or learn more here.
If you are a member of U of A staff, you can contact the university's EFAP provider, Homewood Human Solutions, available 24 hours. Contact information is here.
You also have the option of the anonymous, 24 hour support available through Alberta Health Services. Find information here about the Mental Health Help Line or call directly: 1-877-303-2642 Toll free 1-877-303-2642

Questions about campus safety

If you have any questions about safety on U of A campuses, contact Protective Services at 780-492-5050.
If you are concerned about someone's behaviour

Individuals who harm themselves or others often give prior indications that something is seriously wrong. Please visit Helping Individuals at Risk if you have any concerns about the behaviour of a student or a member of staff.
More information about active shooters and active shooter events

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