A broadcast e-mail is a broadcast message sent to the e-mail accounts of all members of one or more constituent groups. Broadcast e-mail differs from ordinary e-mail mailing lists in that messages are sent to constituent individuals regardless of whether or not they have elected (subscribed) to receive the message.
Examples include UBC-wide notification of the university’s Annual General Meeting or student notification of changes in tuition policy.
An emergency broadcast e-mail is an e-mail that is of immediate, critical importance to the health and safety or well-being of the university community.
Examples include university-wide alerts regarding snow closures, water quality or wide-area power / systems outages, or natural disasters.