Test of McGill’s emergency communications tools


McGill University has built up a wide range of communications tools to help keep you safe in an emergency. On Oct. 24, we’ll be testing McGill’s emergency notification tools. Read the information below to find out how these tests may affect you.

We’ll be testing:

SMS text messages

9:30am (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

9:30am (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.

McGill.ca website announcements

We’ll be testing our emergency Web announcements at McGill.ca in three phases from 9:00 - 10:30am, 10:30 - 12:00pm and 20:30 - 20:45 (all times are approximate).

Public Display Screens around our campuses

9:30am (approx.): Many public display screens across McGill’s campuses will display test emergency announcements.

Phone calls to classrooms

9:30am (approx.): We’ll launch an automated phone system that calls each McGill classroom phone to deliver a test announcement.

For more information on this test, visit http://www.mcgill.ca/safety/mcgillattentiontest

Your feedback

If you have any questions or comments about this test, e-mail us at emergency.measures [at] mcgill.ca