Campus progress update


Safety first.

Construction trucks will be circulating frequently on campus.

Drive safely. Obey posted speed limits and watch for flaggers directing traffic.

Safe driving on campus helps keep everyone safe.

University Drive roadwork

Work continues at the bottom of University Drive near the Boathouse and Sneq'wa e'lun as part of upgrades to campus services (power, data, water, drainage and lighting.)

Northbound traffic below parking lot P3 will be detoured to exit via Serpentine Rd. to aid in traffic flow during normal working hours and on weekends if required.  

Please drive safely throughout campus.

Plan a few extra minutes into your schedule when travelling to classes or meetings during peak periods to allow for brief traffic delays. Enjoy some fresh air and plan to park in one of the larger lots on campus, such as P4 near the upper track, P3 south of the castle or P7 next to the Sherman Jen Building, and walk to class or your office.

West campus deferred maintenance

The old swimming pool building is now surrounded by a temporary construction fence as we begin deferred maintenance work, including some infrastructure upgrades. This work is part of the university’s long term-campus capital plan and includes the safe removal of any potentially hazardous materials used in the building’s original construction. Watch for construction trucks and workers over the next few weeks.

Conservatory walkway

The conservatory concrete pathway north of the glasshouse in the west campus will be undergoing upgrades next week.  The area will be closed to pedestrian traffic during the repair and upgrade.  We expect work to be completed by Feb. 15.

Hatley Castle walkways

Restoration of the walkways around Hatley Castle and the Italian Gardens started this week, with expected completion in mid-March. The brick pathways will be restored with careful consideration of the historical look and impact on the surrounding gardens. 

Upcoming—parking infrastructure

Improvements to campus parking infrastructure continues. Enhancements to P7 next to the Sherman Jen building are underway.  We will share more information as the work progresses.

Data Services


Additional data cabling work has been identified on floors 1 and 2, with completion expected by mid-February. There are some upgrades to the communications rooms in Grant planned for Saturday, Feb. 9 that will cause intermittent network outages throughout the day in the Grant building only.


Data cabling in the Learning & Innovation Centre (LIC) is expected to be completed by mid-February.