Large-scale test of McGill’s Emergency Notification System

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2015

emergencyMcGill University has built up a wide range of communications tools to help keep you safe in an emergency. On Oct. 22, we’ll be testing McGill’s emergency notification tools. Read the information below to find out how these tests may affect you.

The following systems will be tested:

SMS text and voice messaging

10:30 a.m. (approx.): Test messages will be sent to cell phones of students, staff and faculty who’ve signed up for this McGill | Attention! free messaging service. To ensure you can receive these messages, sign up now.

Pop-up messages on computer screens

10:30 a.m. (approx.): A pop-up test message will be sent to registered desktops and laptops across McGill’s campuses. To ensure you can receive this free service, install Alertus software on your computer.

Push Notification

10:30 a.m. (approx.): A push notification will be sent to cell phone users who have downloaded the McGill App. To ensure you can receive this free service, download McGill App.

Please note the previous app called SafeMcGill is no longer in service.

Mass Email Message

10:30 a.m. (approx.): An email message will be sent through McGill’s email messaging system which sends an email to all McGill Community members.

Facebook and Twitter posts

10:30 a.m. (approx.): A message will be posted to the McGill University Facebook page and McGill University Twitter Feed. To ensure you receive this message, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @McGillU website announcements

We’ll be testing our emergency Web announcements at in four phases from 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; 8:30 p.m.- 8:35 p.m.; 8:35 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. (all times are approximate).

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