McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

Business Continuity

The University’s Business Continuity Program aims to minimize the impact of disruptions and to support the timely resumption of mission-critical functions and services.

What is Business Continuity Planning (BCP)?

A Business Continuity Plan is like an organization’s safety net. BCP is a strategic process that enhances organizational resilience in the face of possible disruptions from:

  • Natural Hazards (such as extreme weather, storms, floods, earthquakes).
  • Technological Hazards (such as utility or power failures, IT outages).
  • Human-caused hazards (such as cyber-attacks, hazardous materials spills).
  • Supply Chain Issues (such as loss of suppliers, resource shortages).
  • Loss of Personnel.

 Business Continuity Planning Process

The process explains the six stages of business continuity planning that unit has to go through to ensure resilience in operations.

A high-quality business continuity program ensures that an organization is well prepared to respond quickly and efficiently to disruptions, which can:

  • Minimize downtime.
  • Minimize impacts on operations and stakeholders.
  • Minimize the financial impact.
  • Protect the organization’s reputation.

For more information, please contact us at info.bcp [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Business%20Continuity%20Planning%20Process)

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