When AlertUO is activated, the University will tweet updates using the Twitter handle @uOttawaAlert. Other Twitter handles, such as @uOttawa, will also retweet (RT) messages. As a follower, you’ll be asked to retweet all related posts to help spread the word.
We’ll also post updates on the University’s Facebook page.
All uOttawa account holders will receive an email with the subject line:MESSAGE D’URGENCE uOttawa EMERGENCY MESSAGE. The message will contain important information about the emergency. To prevent it from going to your junk mail folder, please add [email protected] to your “safe sender” list.
In emergencies, the uOttawa website will feature an emergency Web banner. It will appear at the top of every Web page and will be updated as often as possible so that you have easy access to the latest developments on the situation. The banner will also feature a link to the University’s Emergency Information Page, ue.uOttawa.ca, which will be activated only in emergencies.
Emergency information page
When AlertUO is activated, information about the emergency and instructions to follow will be posted to a dedicated webpage as the situation unfolds.
Emergency information line
In certain circumstances, the University may activate an emergency information line, 613-562-5555, to provide information during complex emergencies or disruptions.