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UMSU University Centre outage – update

August 28, 2017 — 


Aug. 28 UPDATE:

Physical Plant – Operations & Maintenance will be shutting down partial electrical service to UMSU University Centre from 10:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Aug. 28.

This will only affect building lighting and plugs. Kitchen and walk-in coolers will not be affected.

Staff are asked to power down all computers and printers before leaving work for the day.

Aug. 18 UPDATE:

Complete electrical service shutdown of UMSU University Centre on Sunday, Aug. 27 from 5 a.m. until noon for temporary transformer instalment.

Electrical service to UMSU University Centre will be shut down on Sunday, Aug. 27 from 5 a.m. until noon in order to connect a temporary transformer to the building electrical system. This will include the entire building electrical system. Elevators will not be operational.

The entire building will be shut down for two or three hours. Once Phase 1 has been completed, mechanical loads and the kitchen area power will be restored. The rest of the building will have power restored no later than 12 noon. 

Please power down any computers and copiers before leaving work on Aug. 25.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bruce Hancock at 204-474-6309.

Aug. 17 UPDATE:

Installation of the temporary transformer is in progress on the north side of UMSU University Centre.

The transformer is on campus and will be moved into place next Wednesday Aug 23. There will be a six hour building wide shutdown on Sunday Aug. 27 to connect the transformer and energize the building. It is expected that 100 per cent power will be restored to UMSU University Centre at this time.


Aug. 10 UPDATE:

Installation of a temporary transformer for UMSU University Centre is expected to begin next week. Work will take place in the area between UMSU University Centre and the Fitzgerald Building and in the 2nd floor electrical room behind the kitchen.

Any shutdowns will follow the standard notification and coordination process.

The building is expected to return to 100 per cent operation on or before Sep 1, 2017.



From now until Labour Day, UMSU University Centre will be operating on reduced power and requires efforts to manage electrical power demands.

This is being put into effect after the UMSU University Centre lost power from a main breaker Monday morning, July 24. Power has been restored with a temporary fix and the building officially reopened at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, July 26.

In the meantime, select items within common areas and food service areas may be authorized by Physical Plant Operations & Maintenance.Small appliances in offices and administrative areas MUST be disconnected and remain unused until further notice.


• Microwave ovens
• Toasters
• Kettles
• Personal coffee makers (drip and pod styles)
• Personal heaters
• Personal fans
• Decorative lighting
• Digital Message Boards or LED/LCD Monitors
• Room air conditioners
• Water coolers
• Bar fridges
• Any under-utilized community fridges

• Putting your computer and monitor into sleep or hibernate when not in use.
• Control Panel > Power Options > Change When the Computer Sleeps.
• Turning off lights in rooms and offices not in use.

Operations & Maintenance is working with units to identify priorities in the coming month.
Check back here for further updates about UMSU University Centre services.

The university community will be notified when full operations are restored.


See previous story and updates on UMSU University Centre Outage and reopening of the building.



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