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Simulated emergency exercise to be held at north Oshawa location on Wednesday, June 20

Emergency notification

The Region of Durham will perform a simulated emergency exercise at the university’s north Oshawa location on Wednesday, June 20 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The exercise is part of Durham Region’s ongoing emergency management program, in partnership with Ontario Power Generation and City of Oshawa, to reinforce preparedness in the extremely unlikely event of a nuclear emergency.

How the exercise will affect access to campus:

  • The entrance to campus from Conlin Road will be closed during the exercise. All traffic coming to campus must use the Commencement Drive or Founders Gate entrances from Simcoe Street.
  • There will be limited access to Founders Drive south of Conlin Road.
  • Founders Lot 2 will be closed; parking will be available in Commencement Lot.
  • There will be some access restrictions in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (CRWC) including the gyms (The FLEX and the Campus Health Centre will remain open).
  • The Gordon Willey Building’s F-Wing, G-Wing and Justice Wing will also have limited access. Note: If you are in these areas during the exercise but are not part of the simulation, you must wear a purple wristband. Obtain a wristband from the Office of Campus Safety team members located at the CRWC entrances.

Operations in all other university and college buildings will remain normal.

During the exercise, a number of emergency vehicles from our various partners may be on campus.

Instructions for the campus community:

Faculty, staff, students and visitors should not interact with the exercise; they should follow the signs and instructions from Office of Campus Safety staff, who will be onsite.

If you would like a tour of the exercise on the morning of Wednesday, June 20, contact Shannan Saunders, Manager, Emergency Management, Office of Campus Safety, before Friday, June 15.

Note: In the event of an actual emergency, call Campus Security at ext. 2400.

Learn more about emergency preparedness at

We appreciate your co-operation and patience.

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