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  • September 20th - Planned Demonstration

    There is a planned demonstration scheduled to take place on Wednesday September 20, 2023 at Queens Park beginning at 9:00 am. The University will remain open during this event. Members of our community are advised to remain vigilant on and around the St. George campus. You will likely notice an increased police presence in the immediate area around Queen’s Park and to the east of campus. If you have any safety concerns, please contact Campus Safety at 416-978-2222 or download our Safety App.

  • CSA 23-004: Voyeurism

    Broadcast Time: 14:45pm Date: August 19, 2023 Type: Community Safety Alert (CSA) The University of Toronto Campus Safety Special Constable Service would like to make the U of T community aware of a recent act of voyeurism. It has been reported that: • A community member observed an unknown male bending over outside a stall within the women’s basement washroom of Wetmore Hall Residence located at 21 Classic Avenue. • The male was positioning a cell phone under the stall door in order to take photos of an unsuspecting individual who was within the stall. •The unknown male was startled upon the arrival of the community member and immediately exited the washroom. The suspect is described as: Male, 15-22 years of age, short black hair 5’5-5’7, wearing a loose-fitting grey hoodie, black track pants and black “croc” style shoes. Campus Safety have increased patrols in the area. Toronto Police have also been notified about the incident. If you have any information relating to this incident, please contact Campus Safety at 416-978-2323. If you are aware of any suspicious activity while on campus, please contact Special Constables immediately at 416- 978-2222. Students, Staff and Faculty are reminded of the various safety programs offered on campus, including those listed below. Supports Available on Campus: Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence or sexual harassment, the University’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre can help you understand, access and navigate supports such as counselling, medical services, academic or workplace accommodations, financial aid and legal aid. This includes helping you understand your reporting options. Hours: Mon-Fri from 9AM to 5PM Telephone: 416-978-2266 Email: Community Safety Office The Community Safety Office offers short-term support and assistance to U of T community members who have experienced personal safety concerns. They can work with you to develop a personal safety plan to address your on-campus safety concerns and explore a variety of other support resources that may be appropriate in the community and on-campus. Hours: Mon-Fri from 9AM to 5PM Telephone: 416-978-1485 Email: TravelSafer This is a 24/7 service available to the U of T community and is available to and from all U of T buildings or abuttng TTC stations. This service can be arranged by calling 416-978-SAFE (7233) or by using the U of T Safety App to arrange an escort. Virtual TravelSafer and Mobile Bluelight These features are available through the U of T Safety App and can be used to trigger a distress beacon, in the event of an emergency, to send your to a Campus Safety dispatcher and summon help. University of Toronto Campus Safety App

  • UTAlert: The University of Toronto's alert system

    If haven't already, register today or check to ensure your subscription and details are up-to-date. What is UTAlert? UTAlert is a service that allows the University to quickly send important messages via email and text. UTAlert complements other University communications channels, such as websites and social media. All current members of the University community are automatically subscribed to the system for University-issued mass notifications using their official U of T email address. All students, faculty, staff and librarians should add a cell phone number to receive text messages. The University does not charge you for this service. Depending on your service plan, your mobile phone carrier may charge you a fee when you receive a message. If you are subscribed to text notifications, you will receive a monthly text reminder from PORTAL, no action is required. Do not reply STOP PORTAL, as you will not be able to resubscribe. Please ensure you are subscribed to outreach messages when updating your contact information, as important non-emergency emails are sent under this category. For more information, please consult our frequently asked questions about UTAlert page.

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  • FRAUD PREVENTION HUB | Campus Safety

    Welcome to the Fraud Prevention Hub The University of Toronto is committed to fraud prevention education and support for members of our community who are targeted or fall victim to fraudsters and scammers. This page is intended to serve as an education hub for fraud prevention. You can find information about active types of frauds and scams, strategies and tips to prevent yourself from falling victim to a fraud or scam attempt, and resources that are available to you to report a fraud or to seek support if you suspect you are being targeted. As with many safety concerns, knowledge is power. Educating yourself about the types of scams and frauds that are out there and how these frauds are perpetrated is one of the best ways to prevent yourself from falling victim to them. FRAUD CAMPAIGNS Fraud Prevention & Resources Types of Frauds and Scams GO Fraud Prevention Tips GO Social Media Safety Tips GO Targeted by a Fraud or Scam? GO The Phish Bowl Something smelling phishy? Did you know that the University's Information Technology Services team maintains an updated listing of all known email phishing scams that have been reported to them in the "Phish Bowl." ​ If you've received an email to your personal or work email that you're just not sure about, take a look at the "Phish Bowl" by clicking the button below. (link opens in a new window) Take Me to the Phish Bowl DOWNLOADS Download fraud brochures in multiple languages! GO

  • Buy and Sell Exchange Zone | Campus Safety

    Buy and Sell Exchange Zone In today’s age of online buy and sell transactions many unsuspected people are becoming victims of robberies, thefts and fraud. In order to increase safety, Campus Safety - St. George, invite you to use the front lobby of 21 Sussex Avenue, Toronto (Our Office) to facilitate property transactions arranged online. ​ Users of online classifieds websites, whether buying or selling can be vulnerable to crimes such as fraud, theft and robbery. The exchange of goods for payment poses varying risk factors whether via mail or face to face. University of Toronto community members are reminded that Campus Safety Services, located at 21 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, is open 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and provides a safer alternative to conduct your buy & sell exchange where the presence of Campus Safety Special Constables or video surveillance, may deter unlawful behaviour. ​ Safety Tips for Online Buy and Sell Transactions ​ The Exchange: When meeting a buyer or seller in person always use a busy public location, consider locations like a mall food court, a busy park lot or a parking lot of the closest police station. The suggestion of a police station lobby will have most would be thieves opt out up front. Do not use a remote location or your home, the convenience is not worth the risk. Use the buddy system to avoid going alone whenever practical. If this is not possible let someone close to you know the details of your meeting. Take extra precaution when selling small handheld devices, like a cell phone, as they can be easily pocketed and stolen. As a buyer, bring only the cash you need for the purchase. When buying or selling, you should always meet in person to inspect the product before exchanging funds. ​ Beware of Fraud: Limit the potential for fraud when buying or selling online, a face to face exchange is preferable to mail. Only provide minimal personal information as a buyer or seller for any online transactions. If online payment is required avoid using wire transfer as this is a common channel for fraud, instead consider using payment options such as PayPal or Google checkout. Use common sense. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

  • Campus Safety | University of Toronto

    Latest Campus Safety News Campus Safety Special Constable Service Aug 19 2 min CSA 23-004: Voyeurism Broadcast Time: 14:45pm Date: August 19, 2023 Type: Community Safety Alert (CSA) The University of Toronto Campus Safety Special... Quick Links I want information on leaving an abusive relationship. I am (or someone I know) is thinking about suicide or self-harming. I want information on what to do about harassing behaviour. I want information on applying for a career with Campus Safety. I want information on filing a report with Campus Safety Special Constables. I want to follow up on a report I filed with Campus Safety Special Constables previously. I have a question about parking at the University. I want to compliment a member of Campus Safety. I want to file a complaint about a member of Campus Safety. Connect with us on social media! Facebook Twitter Instagram

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