Health & Safety

Location
Vancouver, BC
Undergrads
22,908
Tuition (in-state)
$21,781 ($4,970)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Currently I feel so-so about safety on campus after the recent sexual assault cases that has been popping up and so far no suspect has been caught. Otherwise the campus security has increased with the addition of increasing the Safe Walk program for those who stay late on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UBC has many services to provide students with a safe environment. There is a walking service and security pillars located all around campus where you can talk to security or call the police. Something to keep in mind is that UBC is an open campus. There are residences all over where non-students live. In the past year, there was a serial sexual assaulter, who is believed to still be at large who would strike at very late hours and target females walking alone. The real solution to this is that people shouldn't stalk people/attempt to be violent with others.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Although there are some safety issues, compared to other universities, it is safe even to walk at night. However, students must still be cautious when walking at night.

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.

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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
Hometown
Vancouver
Major
Theater Production and Design
Grad Year
2015
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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
security.ubc.ca
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
www.students.ubc.ca/livewelllearnwell/visit-a-doctor
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 31 responses

  • 18% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Non-students on campus
  • 10% None
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 9% Walking alone
  • 6% Drugs
  • 4% Criminal activity near campus
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 30 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 7% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 23% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 60% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 30 responses

  • 3% We have campus police?
  • 17% Not very visible.
  • 17% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 53% 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 31 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 13% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 55% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 32% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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