Emergency Situations

Emergency Management and Response Plan

The Emergency Management and Response Plan (EMRP) is intended to provide for the safety and well-being of students, staff, faculty, and visitors at all times, in accordance with University policies, procedures and legislative requirements.

Laurentian  University is vulnerable to numerous hazards that may threaten not only the University itself, but the City of Greater Sudbury as well. These can be human caused such as assaults, technological such as those involving hazardous materials, or infrastructure disruptions such as a power outage and natural events such as severe weather which may include blizzards or tornados. The EMRP establishes the structure that provides the University with the ability to be prepared to deal with these hazards.  It is the methodology through which the University will mobilize its resources in the event of an emergency to return the University to a state of normalcy as quickly as possible. More specifically, the Emergency Management and Response Plan  outlines how the University will prevent, respond to, recover from and mitigate the impact of an emergency. It outlines such items as purpose, scope, planning assumptions, response, communications, etc. This is a public document.

The EMRP  is also designed to safeguard that all academic and administrative units within the University, as well as partners and agencies on campus,  are aware of and fully understand their roles and responsibilities before, during and after an emergency.  

There are Emergency Management Procedures and in some cases unit/department plans which are supporting internal documents to the EMRP.  Not all procedures are publically available.  Emergency Response Guides have been developed to assist students,  employees and other LU community stakeholders respond to specific emergencies.  

Read the Plan