Campus Response Team


Established in 1998, the Campus Response Team (CRT) is a student-run service that provides support to the uWaterloo campus. By offering their services to all major events and activities taking place on campus, CRT plays a crucial role in the safety of students. Through rigorous training of its members, CRT is equipped to provide assistance in emergency situations requiring First Aid and CPR. In cases of more serious emergencies that may occur during an event, CRT responders are trained to take charge of a scene and provide the initial response prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Contact Information

Office: Student Life Centre ( SLC) 3103
Phone: 519 888 4567 x 31000
Twitter: @uwCRT

Get Involved

You must fulfill the following prerequisites in order to be eligible to apply to CRT:

  • Must be an undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo.
  • Must have a valid Standard First Aid and any level of CPR certification (CPR HCP is recommended) from a recognized Canadian agency approved by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario. Please refer to the Providers approved to deliver Emergency and Standard First Aid on the WSIB website. 
  • Must be able to commit to a minimum of two terms with CRT. 

You may apply to CRT online here. As it stands, we only accept digital applications through the LEADS system. However, you're more than welcome to come and speak to us in SLC 3103 for guidance on the application process.

For more information about joining CRT and time commitment, please see below or email our Directors of Membership at

Volunteer for CRT's Casualty Simulation (CasSim)

Every term, CRT will take volunteers from the community and host a large scale in-house first-aid competition called CasSim. This competition simulates a variety of challenging on-campus emergencies with CRT members responding and being evaluated by their peers.

Sign on as a CasSim Volunteer here:

Office Hours

Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Operations Committee

Tatiana Portelli-Graham
Service Coordinator (Administration)

Rahul Varghese
Service Coordinator (Operations)

Zayd Schäfer & Stephen Wen
Directors of Training

Thilina Krishnanand & Anna Liang
Directors of Membership

Bella Phan & Jessica Lee
Director of Advocacy and Promotions

Kirishani Kesavan
Director of Scheduling

John Thang
Director of Inventory

Dorothy Soares
Director of Communications

Cameron Drever & Colin Whaley
Director of Research and Development

Emily Johnston, Derek Ramos, Sarah Roberts, Davin Singh, Elena Stralopoulos & Richard Wu
Assistant Trainers