Emergency Response and Procedures in Social Science

Social Science Building Emergency Procedures

Social Science has formed a building emergency team to assist with evacuating the building during emergencies.

The team has received a positive appraisal from Western's Fire Safety and Emergency Management for their quick and efficient procedures. 

When alarm sounds

  • Grab your coat, keys, purse or wallet -- you may not be allowed back in the building
  • Close door of office/room
  • Evacuate the building immediately by the stairs (do not use the elevators)
  • If unable to take the stairs down, wait in the stairwell. A building emergency team member will notify the fire department.  If you have a cell phone on you, call 911 to let them know your location.
  • Once outside the building, be sure to stand at least 10 metres from the building exit.
  • Wait until the alarm stops and you get the ok from a building emergency team member to go back in the building.
  • For emergencies where you can not evacuate building, the stairwells and washrooms are the safe places to go. Avoid rooms with exterior windows.

Building Emergency Team

Social Science First Aid

First Aid Kit Location First Aider and Location
First Floor
Room 1228 Mary van de Ven
Room 1226 Steve Bamford
Second Floor
Room 2105 Jennifer Atkins & Nicole Harding
Room 2411 Erika Hill
Third Floor
Room 3327 Laura Fleming, room 3322
Ed Eastaugh, room 3438
Lisa Hodgetts, room 3423
Fourth Floor
Room 4071 Debra Merrifield
Room 4100 Josh Morgan and Lorrie Lefebvre
Room 4200 Sara Alfred
Fifth Floor
Room 5240
Sixth Floor
Room 6256 Leah Huffman, room 6220
Seventh Floor
Room 7418 Beata Jaroslawski, room 7418
Ninth Floor
Room 9438 Ann Seabrook


Building Hours

Monday to Friday: 7:00am - midnight
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 10:30pm
All other hours, Social Science student/staff/faculty can use their Western ONECard on the front & back doors and loading dock door.