Last update: April 12, 2019

Please be informed of the emergency procedures to follow in the case of a fire. If a fire alarm rings during an examination due to a potential fire, bomb threat, or any other cause, the building will be evacuated. 

The examination invigilator will proceed as followed:

  1. Inform students of the safety procedures to be followed. The location of the designated assembly area for each building is indicated on the red emergency placards in every classroom.
  2. Instruct students to leave their examination papers face down on their desk, exit to the designated assembly area, remain as a group, not disperse, and they must not discuss the examination. 
  3. Report to the “muster station” to gather information from the building authorities and the Fire Department, or the RCMP and Campus Security in the event of a bomb threat. 
  4. Decide whether or not to resume the exam. If students can return to the examination and complete the exam within three hours of the time the exam started, it is recommended that the exam is resumed.

Invigilators are responsible for the examination papers left in the exam room. In making this decision, the invigilator shall take into account the class size, the length of the exam, the weather, and any other pertinent circumstances. 

Academic departments are responsible for establishing and implementing internal procedures regarding exam disruption. These procedures should consider the various conditions for examinations such as courses with multiple sections whose exams are located in more than one building.