AVP (University Services) news
In line with the recommendations of the Jutras Report, we’re working hard to improve every our emergency communications planning. To help, on Jan. 31 we’ll launch new software called Alertus that allows us to send pop-up announcements to your computer if an urgent situation arises. People using laptops, Macs or non-ICS-supported desktops will need to install this software manually.
In fall 2011 Canada Post changed the postal codes for a number of buildings on the McGill downtown campus as part of a large-scale changeover. Additional McGill buildings will receive new postal codes in the future.
Please note that the sidewalk in front of Wilson Hall (3506 University St.) has been cordoned off and the University St. exit/entrance to the building has been closed for the next few days. A stucco/cement coating on an upper portion of the building's facade is old, brittle and becoming unstable. The University will have a contractor on site to remove this material before the end of the week. The
The McGill community is reminded that cyclists must walk their bikes on the “pedestrian-friendly” areas of the downtown campus. To better serve cyclists, 2200 bicycle parking spaces are conveniently distributed throughout the downtown campus. Visit the Pedestrians and Cyclists site: http://www.mcgill.ca/masterplan/lowercampus/cyclists/
McGill will be participating in the 5th annual Earth Hour on Saturday, March 26, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. by turning off some lights on campus for the weekend, beginning on Friday afternoon. We invite you to do your part before going home on Friday by shutting off or unplugging office computer equipment, lights and other non-essential electrical appliances to conserve energy.
Guided by the Master Plan’s planning and design principles, the University is working to enhance our campus green spaces. On May 28, 2010, changes to the Downtown Lower Campus will create a pedestrian friendly campus space, as free as possible of vehicles.
The water distributed on Macdonald Campus is now safe to drink. The boil water advisory was lifted on Friday, August 14 at 5 p.m. after two consecutive days of testing revealed no presence of contaminants in the water.
Around noon on Tuesday, August 11, a gas main was inadvertently ruptured in the course of construction work near the corner of University and Sherbrooke Streets. The pipe was sealed within an hour and people were shortly thereafter allowed to proceed back into the affected buildings. The emergency situation is over.