Coming soon! UPEI’s Emergency Mass Notification System

Posted: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The University of Prince Edward Island takes the safety and security of its students, faculty, staff, and the entire campus community very seriously. As part of UPEI’s commitment to emergency preparedness and response, the Advantage Emergency Mass Notification System (EMNS) will be launched later this month.

The new system will improve efficiency and enhance UPEI’s current channels of communication during an emergency. Currently, emergency notifications are sent to UPEI email addresses (name@upei.ca) and media outlets as well as posted on the front page of upei.ca, the UPEI Campus Screen network, Twitter (@UPEI), and UPEI’s Facebook page.

A key feature of Advantage EMNS is that it will allow UPEI to also send emergency notifications by text (SMS or email).

During the week of September 25, students, faculty, and staff will receive an email with a link and instructions on how to download the Advantage EMNS “app” from their respective operating system stores.

The email will also invite campus members to voluntarily add their cell numbers to their profile so that users can take full advantage of the system and receive notifications by text. (Employees with UPEI-issued cell phones will have their numbers automatically added to their profile.)

UPEI strongly encourages all members of the campus community to monitor their UPEI email inboxes and to download the Advantage EMNS “app” to keep informed on emergency incidents that may impact them.

Nicole Phillips
Associate Director
Department: 
Marketing and Communications
Phone: 
(902) 566-0947
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