Campus progress update


Castle first floor refresh

The castle's first floor is an important venue on the campus, a key part of RRU’s program delivery spaces and, at the same time, a space frequently visited by tourists and booked by external clients (conference, events, weddings, films, etc.). Refresh work underway through the holiday break will ensure that this hub of campus activities continues to be a welcome space for all.

Taking advantage of the quieter time in the campus event schedule, the operations team will supervise priority deferred maintenance work in the drawing room, lounge and 121. These spaces are expected to be put back into service on January 17, 2020. If you have any questions about the initiative or access to these spaces, please feel free to contact Caroline Aked

Life safety equipment testing

From December 16 to 20, annual life safety equipment testing will be taking place across campus. Notifications have been sent to campus users.

Learning & Teaching Auditorium

Traffic around the area in front of the LTA on West College Drive has been temporarily rerouted to allow room for construction vehicles and activity on the site. A short detour through the Sherman Jen parking lot is being managed by flaggers for the next three months. Safety first: please go slow in this area.

Large construction vehicles continue to travel along West Campus Road carrying heavy loads. Safety first: please obey the 10 km speed limit; traffic management will be assisted by flaggers as needed.


Due to the increased construction activity in and around the LTA, parking is being monitored and managed closely. Please use designated parking areas, take advantage of the new additional parking below P7 (southeast of the Sherman Jen Building).

Data Services

The Boat House and Sneq’wa e’lun will be connected to the new data services infrastructure on December 20.

Cabling work in the Nixon and Millward buildings is in progress. Please stay tuned for further updates.

Safety first!

All staff, students and visitors to campus are reminded to obey traffic rerouting indications and posted speed limits and watch for flag people directing traffic.

Safe driving on campus is essential to everyone’s wellbeing.