Emergency Management


The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for facilitating the development, implementation and maintenance of an Emergency Management Program, which includes all-hazards emergency management plans, for Memorial's campuses and the coordination of all response activities requiring a Level 2 or Level 3 response.

Leadership and direction to the office and approval of all policies, procedures and protocols are within the mandate of Memorial University's Emergency Management Steering Committee, chaired by the vice-president (administration and finance).

The Emergency Management Plans are campus-wide, site specific and encompass the four pillars of Emergency Management as recommended by Public Safety Canada. The plan(s) were developed by a coordinated management team, representative of the university community.

The St. John's Campus and Grenfell Campus Emergency Management Plans were approved on April 20, 2011 by the Emergency Management Steering Committee. The Marine Institute Plan was approved on April 18, 2012 and the Harlow Campus Plan is scheduled for completion by October 2013.

Implementation of these new plans including education and awareness sessions, training and exercise design/testing are ongoing.

Our Emergency Management website will provide information on the following:

  • How to get immediate help;
  • Procedures for potential threats on campus;
  • Your role and responsibility as a member of the campus community;
  • Personal emergency preparedness;
  • Response strategies including emergency response levels and emergency notification systems.

This website will be updated often over the coming months as our new Emergency Management Plans become fully integrated into the campus community and our website materials become further enhanced. Together we will ensure we have practical emergency management plans here at Memorial and all of our campuses develop a strong resilience to any potential threats.