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McGill urgent announcements on your computer

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.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2012

Postal code changes

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.

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Published on : 24 Jan 2012

Safety Week's Zombie Night

There's a (not-so) old adage: if you can survive a zombie apocalypse, you can survive just about anything.

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Published on : 09 Aug 2011

Wilson Hall

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

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Published on : 15 Jun 2011

Cyclists reminded to walk bikes on downtown campus

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/

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Published on : 31 May 2011

Earth Hour at McGill

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.

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Published on : 24 Mar 2011

Earthquake in Japan

The extent of devastation and loss of life from the enormous earthquake that struck Japan Friday morning (eastern time) may not be known for a number of days.

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Published on : 11 Mar 2011

New skating rink on lower downtown campus now open and on web cam.

New skating rink on lower downtown campus now open and viewable on web cam.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2011

Changes to Lower Campus starting May 28

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.

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Published on : 03 May 2010

Boil water advisory lifted

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.

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Published on : 17 Aug 2009

Gas main emergency is over

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.

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Published on : 11 Aug 2009

CANCELLATION OF BOIL WATER ADVISORY

We have received test results that indicate that the water supplied in the buildings affected by the water main break on July 7th is safe to drink.

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Published on : 10 Jul 2008

Emergency Water Shutdown - Second Update

Boil advisory in effect in impacted buildings until further notice

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Published on : 08 Jul 2008

URGENT: EMERGENCY WATER SHUTDOWN

Due to an accidental break of a main water distribution line, a major emergency water shutdown is in effect immediately (July 7, 2008, 13:00).

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Published on : 07 Jul 2008

Emergency Water Shutdown - Update

Alternative sources of water for fire protection have been found for the following buildings: Wilson Hall, Arts Building and Dawson Hall.

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Published on : 07 Jul 2008