Health, Safety, and Wellness

The University of Regina is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all members of the University community. An overview of the elements of the University's Health and Safety system can viewed in the Health and Safety Policy (PDF). The Health, Safety, and Wellness Unit is available to assist faculty, staff, students, and visitors in making the University a safe place to live, work, and learn. Safety is everyone's responsibility, and we are here to help you do your part!

Health, Safety & Wellness Staff (link)

Report an Incident

Report a Safety Concern

Notice something on Campus that seems unsafe?

Let us know! There are so many examples of things we turn a blind eye to. You'll walk over a slippery patch of ice and say to yourself "someone could get hurt", but chances are you won't report it. Well why not? Give it a try!  Use link above.

In an emergency ...

If there is a campus emergency or severe weather conditions, emergency information and instructions will be posted to the Emergency Info web page (link).

Feature Articles


Hand Washing for Health

As we are in the middle of cold and flu season it is a good time to remind you of the single most effective way to achieve a healthy you and a healthy campus ... read more

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Flu Season  -
Free Flu Vaccinations available at Alliance Health Pharmacy
2nd floor, Centre for Kinesiology & Health Studies


Upcoming Safety Training Workshops available to faculty, staff & students
(link to more information/to register)

Emergency Warden Training
(contact Emergency Planning Consultant)

Radiation Safety Training
    (contact Radiation & Biological Safety Consultant)

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2015 Health, Safety & Wellness Annual Report is now available.

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Smoking on Campus

For the well-being of students, faculty and staff, smoking on campus is confined to outdoor designated smoking areas only.

Read more ...


Emergency Preparedness Information Sheet for Academic Staff

Your health and safety, and the health and safety of our students is important to the University of Regina while together we learn, work & live on campus. In order to achieve our Vision of being one of Canada’s best comprehensive universities, protecting the health and safety of students, faculty and staff is paramount. Anyone instructing a class, as a representative of the University, shares this responsibility and is encouraged to take all reasonable measures to maximize their own safety and the safety of their students.

Please refer to this document for  Emergency Preparedness Information.


Emergency Notification System (ENS) with Alertus

The U of R has implemented an enhanced Emergency Notification System (ENS) designed to ensure effective and timely warnings are delivered to faculty, staff, students and visitors to campus.
In the event an Emergency occurs on Campus, the University will communicate instructions using the ENS ... read more

Please take a look at the University's Emergency Info Page for more info

Lab Fire

We've all done it:

"Did I remember to shut the stove off?", "Did I leave the coffee maker on?". Well the same kind of thing can happen in the workplace, especially in labs. Most labs use hot plates of some kind, and it is very easy to forget to unplug one before you leave for the day. This incident is yet another example of why we all need to do our part and double check our workspace before we leave. Luckily the fire only caused a small amount of damage, it put itself out, and no one was hurt. For more information, click here.

You never think that something will go wrong, but these next three videos detail a few cases where things did go wrong. So many injuries and deaths can be prevented by making safety a priority, and putting it at the forefront of our minds when planning and executing experiments.