During the lockdown at Laurier, the university used the campus mobile safety app, “SAFEHawk”, to send push notifications to students and faculty that alerted them about the lockdown and further updates. [Read More]
In the spirit of Thanksgiving and appreciation for leftover turkey, the AppArmor team has reflected on the past year and for what we are thankful. AppArmor has grown tremendously this past year, as we’ve had a number of new schools sign on with us. We are incredibly thankful for our awesome relationships with new and existing schools! [Read More]
Every September, thousands of students anxiously walk into university or college lecture halls for the first time, many of which having just arrived in their new campus dorm. University is a huge adjustment for first-year students, with many leaving home for the first time to pursue their studies. When thinking back to how you felt during your first week of classes and how comfortable you were on campus in your final year, the difference is like night and day. [Read More]
Safety in numbers proves to be true in virtually all situations regarding personal safety. Naturally, as numbers increase in a group, the likelihood of a member of that group being assaulted decreases. This holds true digitally, as using a mobile safety app can harness the power of numbers. [Read More]
We are confident that students are safe on campus, but that isn’t enough. It is important that students not only are safe, but also that they feel safe. Feeling safe is such an important part of post-secondary education.
"As a student, I can tell you that university can bring some of the best times, but can also bring some of the most stressful ones as well," says Lauren Jeffs, Third Year Commerce Student. "Students come from all over Canada and are suddenly disconnected with their family, friends and the resources that they have previously known and grown up with. It can all be terribly overwhelming and intimidating finding your way around a new city, meeting new people and all the while adjusting to a higher standard of education." [Read More]