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Planned Power Outage

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on September 19, 2022 in Announcements

Facilities Management has communicated a planned power outage Saturday, November 19 to perform legislated high voltage maintenance work.  This will take up to 15 hours beginning at 6 a.m.  Affected buildings are as follows:

Buildings which will have no back up power:
(Access to these buildings will be restricted during the outages)

Chemistry /Macdonald Buildings
Studley Gym

Buildings where essential services only will be supplied by emergency generator:
(Access to these buildings will be restricted during the outages)

Killam Library (except the Killam Computer Data Centre which will have full back-up power)
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building

Buildings which will be fully functioning with backup power:

Central Services Building (CSB)
Risley Hall
Howe Hall
LeMarchant Place (LMP)
Security House

As in past outages, re-routing power from other buildings or backup generators may be available on a case-by-case basis for critical equipment.

Facilities Management can also assist in correct shutdown procedures in advance of the outage.

The deadline for such requests is September 21, 2022. Please contact project manager Stuart McCormack for such specific requests at

This critical maintenance is needed to support the ongoing teaching and research of the University.