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.

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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:

  • U of A students can contact the University Wellness Services Mental Health Centre, located at 2-600 SUB or Call 780-492-5205
  • Members of U of A staff can contact the university's EFAP provider, Homewood Human Solutions, available 24 hours
  • Or contact anonymously 24-hour support through Alberta Health Services. Call 1-877-303-2642 

Questions about campus safety

For 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 giving 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. 

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