Health & Safety

Vancouver, BC
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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are always security officers patrolling the campus, especially late at night.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Walk with other people! Security has increased due to a series of sexual assaults.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Health care in Canada is great.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel incredibly safe on Campus, police and security are often nearby, and you very much get the sense that they are there to protect you, not to bust you. There has, recently, been an issue with one individual committing a number of sexual assaults, but the university has provided a large number of services, including safewalk, rezwalk, a number of student organized services to ensure that no one walks alone, and campus security has made itself available to drive you home if you need it. Overall the campus is extremely safe, though it's always a good idea to walk in groups, regardless of where you are.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: UBC's Vancouver campus is stellar. Not only is it beautiful, it is very safe with little or no crime activity in or around campus. There are several 911 hotlines around but I never saw them used till now. Police roam the campus in the night and I can't really think of better security.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 102nd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 169th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 988th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jimmy Feng
Theater Production and Design
Grad Year
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UBC Vancouver campus can get pretty dark at night, but is generally pretty safe. Campus Security constantly patrols the campus parameter and has its own Royal Canadian Mounted Police division dedicated to the campus itself. Since the campus houses a large student population, you will generally see people around, even if you are out late at night. If you don't see anyone around, it is probably a sign that you should not be out at the time or in that particular location anyway. The campus takes safety very seriously and actively works with the Alma Mater Society to provide safe travel options for students who need to walk home from late classes, etc. UBC Hospital is conveniently located at the center of the campus, meaning you will be catered to in a timely manner if medical attention is required. Alternatively, several smaller clinics are also available, not far from campus, should you require more extensive medical services. Many of the doctors working at these clinics are also UBC alumni and thus can relate with students in addition to helping treat them.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 12
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Security
2133 East Mall
(604) 822-2222
Safety Services
  • AMS Safety Coordinator
  • AMS Safewalk
  • Blue-light phones
  • Campus shuttles
  • Lost and Found
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Health Center
Student Health Service (SHS)
Main Floor of the UBC Hospital/Koerner Pavillion
(604) 822-7011
Monday–Tuesday 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Thursday 8:50 a.m.–4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Immunizations
  • Primary care services
  • Referrals
  • Sports medicine
  • Women's health
Did You Know?
  • Blue-light phones are stationed all around campus. Students can press the button in case of an emergency, and Campus Security will be at your location in minutes.
  • Students can call AMS Safewalk at any time anywhere, and two "Safewalkers" will meet you at your location and walk with you to your destination.
  • UBC has its own hospital, police, and fire stations.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 29 responses

  • 18% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 9% Walking alone
  • 9% None
  • 6% Drugs
  • 5% Criminal activity near campus
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Lack of safety escort services
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 28 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 7% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 11% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 21% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 61% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 29 responses

  • 3% We have campus police?
  • 17% Not very visible.
  • 17% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 52% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 10% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 29 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 10% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 59% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 31% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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