Safety Office

Our Mission

To promote, educate, and implement safety and health at The University of Winnipeg. To accomplish this mission, safety must be seen as a responsibility shared by all. It begins with you and includes your supervisor, department heads, local safety committees, Deans, University Administration, and the central safety committee of the University.

The Safety Office has moved from Centennial Hall effective October 23, 2017 and is now located in room 0GM05 in Graham Hall. Please visit us there.

Manitoba Health Information on Coronavirus

The situation with Covid-19 or Coronavirus is changing. Find the latest information from Manitoba Health for status updates and information on the virus by clicking here.

Check UWinnipeg's COVID-19 website regularly for ongoing updates. 

Find Your Emergency Assembly Point

A number of emergency assembly points have been designated by signage across campus. During an evacuation, these muster points are useful to assist fire wardens to establish accountability of occupants and to provide occupants with further information. Find the Emergency Assembly Point closest to where you work by clicking here.

AEDs on Campus

There have recently been some additions to the AED inventory on campus with units added in Aurora Family Therapy Center on the 8th Floor of the Rice Center, the Library Circulation Desk, and Tony's Canteen in Leatherdale Hall.

Unfortunately there have also been some thefts of AEDs in the AnX and in the Riddlell Atrium - both of which have been replaced. This has resulted in the relocation of the AED located at the Infobooth foyer on 1st floor Centennial Hall to the Security Office at the base of the escalators.

For a complete list of AEDs on campus near where you work or study, click here

Safe Removal of Needles/Syringes

Campus community members are advised to contact UWinnipeg Security Services for safe disposal of any drug paraphernalia found on campus grounds. Items such as needles and syringes may be contaminated and are not safe to handle; they should be removed only by those trained to do so, such as campus security officers.

For more information on what to do if you find a needle/syringe or similar item on campus, please visit the Personal Safety page on the Campus Security Services website.

Zika Virus Information

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Zika Virus outbreak an international emergency, calling the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne virus an “extraordinary event”.  The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has issued a travel advisory for Canadians travelling to areas that have been affected by an outbreak of Zika virus. Read More >

Health Nurse: 204.786.9496

Safety Office Staff

Manager, Safety and Health
Kevin Smith can be reached at 204.786.9894 or if urgent: 204.782.2588

Occupational Safety Officer
Doug Brownridge can be reached at 204.789.4191