Automated External Defibrillators

What is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?

Sudden cardiac arrest strikes unpredictably and claims up to 40,000 Canadian lives annually. With 80% occurring outside hospitals, the life-saving potential of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is clear. If utilized within the first minute of collapse, survival chances are near 90%. Yet, less than 12% of victims receive early AED assistance. AEDs are used to identify cardiac rhythms, and to deliver a shock to correct abnormal electrical activity in the heart.

The AED will advise the user to deliver a shock ONLY if the heart is in a rhythm which can be corrected by defibrillation.


Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are located in various areas on our campuses.


For a PDF copy of the University AED Directory click here File (516 KB)