Department of University Safety (DUS) Safety Week

Sept. 30 – Oct. 5

Join us from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5 for a number of events to mark Safety Week at Carleton University. 

Monday, Sept. 30

Traffic Safety & Speed Awareness with the Ottawa Police Service
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  – University Drive

Officers from DUS and members from the Ottawa Police Service’s traffic enforcement will conduct a speed awareness campaign on University Drive.

The goal is to raise awareness to drivers about Carleton’s speed limit and their driving habits.

DUS conducted a similar project two-and-a half years ago with “30 for $30.” During the course of the project, the rate of speed which vehicles were travelling on campus dropped.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Lock It or Lose It
All Day – Various Parking Lots on Campus

Members of DUS will conduct Lock it or Lose It audits on vehicles parked in Carleton’s parking lots throughout the day. The “Lock It or Lose It” audit identifies areas where drivers can protect their vehicle from being a target for theft.

Carleton University Student Emergency Response Team (CUSERT) Demonstration
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  – University Centre Galleria

CUSERT will hold a demonstration in the University Centre Galleria for members of the community. The demonstration will showcase CUSERT’s equipment and training.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

Department of University Safety Office Tour
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – 203 Robertson Hall

DUS will open its doors the Carleton community to provide an inside look at the operations of Campus Safety. The tour will include access to all areas of the office, including the Communications Centre. Members from CUSERT will also be on site to engage with the campus community about the tools and equipment they carry, as well as the role they play on campus. Crime Stoppers will also be on hand to discuss their relationship with Campus Safety and how community members can report crimes anonymously. A patrol vehicle will be located in front of Robertson Hall so the community can have the opportunity to  see inside the department’s mobile office.

Thursday, Oct. 3

If I were a thief – Crime Prevention Campaign
All Day – Various study areas on campus

Members of DUS will be handing out “If I were a thief” cards throughout different study areas on campus. Theft is the #1 reported crime on campus and the If I were a thief cards identify ways that students can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of theft.

Bicycle Safety table / inspections
10 a.m. – 2p.m.  – TBD (Either Athletics or by the Architecture Quad)

Shift manager and bike unit co-ordinator Kyle Gallinger with members from the Ottawa Police Service will be engaging with cyclists to identify safety risks with their bikes. Kyle will be available to do a quick check of bikes for essential safety equipment and provide safe riding tips. Kyle is a trained Can Bike instructor, as well an instructor for the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) program.

Friday Oct. 4

Residence Fellow Monthly Safety Award Presentation
Time TBD – Housing Office(261 Stormont House)

The Department of University Safety will present the first Residence Fellow Safety Award to a deserving residence fellow. This will be the first ever presentation of this monthly award which strives to recognize the outstanding contributions of the Residence Fellow staff for the safety and security of our on-campus residents.

Second Annual Twitter Ride-Along
7 p.m. – 3a.m.  – @CarletonSafety

Ever wonder what types of calls Campus Safety responds to? Follow along as our Community Liaison Officer Mark Hargreaves tweets our calls for service via the department’s official Twitter account: @CarletonSafety. This is the second annual Department of University Safety Twitter Ride-Along, the last was held Oct. 31, 2012.

Saturday Oct. 5

R.A.D Women’s Self Defence Course
8 a.m. – 5p.m.  – Athletics

Shift Manager and R.A.D Women’s Self Defence co-ordinator Alicia Poole will lead a R.A.D women’s self defence course to close out Safety Week. The R.A.D course is a comprehensive program that begins with awareness, prevention, risk avoidance and includes basic hands-on training. R.A.D is free for all female students, staff and faculty at Carleton University.

Please note that this course date is full. To register for upcoming R.A.D courses, go to :