UPDATE: At 4:00 p.m. on December 2, 2021, the University of Alberta announced that power has been restored in CCIS and the building is now open. Classes will resume as planned in CCIS on December 3, 2021.
Due to power issues affecting multiple buildings across the University of Alberta’s North Campus, classes scheduled in the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) have been cancelled for the remainder of December 2.
A statement shared by the U of A at 10:45 a.m. said the university received multiple reports of power outages affecting buildings across North Campus. In a following update from the U of A at 12:00 p.m., the university reported power to be restored to some North Campus buildings, with other buildings such as CCIS still affected.
As a result of these power outages, CCIS will be closed for the remainder of the day. Regular classes are expected to resume in CCIS on December 3.
“Due to an electrical outage that occurred this morning, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) will be closed for the remainder of the day,” U of A’s statement said. “As a result, classes scheduled in CCIS are cancelled for the remainder of today (Dec. 2). Access is currently limited by an authorized ONEcard.”
The university encouraged researchers in CCIS, Mechanical Engineering, and South Academic Building (SAB), Chemistry East and West, Earth Sciences Building, Botany and Genetics (in Biological Sciences Centre), and the National Institute of Nanotechnology (NINT) to check on critical and sensitive equipment that may have been impacted by the outage.