DC and UOIT to hold lockdown drill at joint DC/UOIT Campus Corners building

As part of their commitment to campus safety, Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will hold an emergency lockdown drill at the joint DC/UOIT Campus Corners building as well as the UOIT Graduate Studies office and UOIT CultureWorks office on Tuesday, June 17 at 9:45 a.m.

The drill is designed to build awareness around the steps to take in the event of an actual lockdown while testing the college and university’s emergency response plan and lockdown procedures and identifying areas for improvement going forward. An outline of the drill can be found on the lockdown website.

Please note: all three locations will be closed during the drill with no one permitted to enter or leave the premises.

The Office of Campus Safety will also be using the Campus Incident Response Emergency Notification System (CIRENS) to notify staff, faculty and students during the lockdown exercise. Students are encouraged to follow the college on Twitter and/or Facebook to receive CIRENS messages, not only for this exercise, but for all emergent situations on campus. In addition, students can provide feedback on the drill itself via the feedback form located on the lockdown website.