ShakeOut BC

The Province of British Columbia has scheduled an Earthquake Drill on October 20, 2012 at 10:20am. Vancouver Island University is registered to participate in this event called ShakeOut BC.

This is not a mandatory drill but we are requesting all employees, faculty and students to stop what they are doing (if possible) at 10:20am and review their surroundings. You can use the Participant Guide to help guide you in this activity.

Specific earthquake information from the VIU Emergency Procedure Manual.

If your class or office participates, let us know how it went! E-mail us at

ShakeOut BC – an audio explanation during the exercise, use for the drill where possible.

For some good general information on earthquake preparedness please follow this link to the Provincial Emergency Preparedness Program’s website.

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