Planned power outages at Burnside Hall: June 18 and June 19


Please note that over the next two days there will be 2 maintenance periods, during which electricity will be shut down in Burnside Hall:

  • Thursday, June 18 (30-60 minutes), from 7:00 am to 8:00 am
  • Friday, June 19 (5 hours), from 3:00 am to 8:00 am

During these periods there will be no power in the building, except for emergency lights and emergency elevators.  This shutdown should not affect DataCentres and other IT services, which will be running on backup power systems.

However, as with any procedure that involves electrical work, there is a risk that essential IT services may be interrupted, including:

  • The McGill website (
  • Exchange (email)
  • Banner and Minerva administrative systems
  • myCourses
  • Network file access

For system status updates you may phone NCS Status Line at 514-398-8255.  We appreciate your patience during this maintenance period.