Update on flood information

June 6, 2013 – 10 p.m.

Due to the flooding that occurred the evening of June 5, 2013, the Library and the University Centre for the Arts (UCA) will remain closed for public access until Monday, June 10, 2013.

In addition, faculty and staff who work in the University Centre for the Arts (UCA) will unfortunately not be permitted access to their offices or workspaces in UCA on Friday, June 7, 2013. It is requested that these faculty and staff stay home on Friday, June 7.

Staff who work in the Library and Librarians are requested to look to communication from the Acting Head Librarian regarding activities for Friday, June 7.

Personnel from Facilities, with support from three restoration companies, are continuing their work to restore electrical, ventilation and life safety systems in both facilities as well as remove any residual water and hazards remaining from the flood. While we appreciate and understand the desire for faculty, staff and students to access their workspaces in these facilities, we do ask that you respect these closures. Every effort is being made to restore both facilities to full operation as soon as possible but in a safe manner.

As noted earlier, both UCA and the Library remain closed for public access. Classes that were scheduled in those facilities have been relocated for June 7. Students will have received notification from their Instructor or from the Registrar's Office.

IT staff have restored all email service for faculty, staff and students and issues with posting to the website of the University have been resolved too.

Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to continue to watch their e-mail accounts as specific information pertaining to class schedules, university services and recovery efforts will continue to be shared via e-mail and at

I would like to thank all faculty, staff and students for your patience and express my sincere thanks to all members of our community who have worked very hard to ensure that our response has been focused on people and safety.

Thank you.

Dr. Mike Mahon
President and Vice Chancellor