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Electricity Shutdown at the André-Aisenstadt Building - December 2, 2022

Power cut

Friday, December 2, 2022

Complete shutdown of all GERAD servers from Thursday, December 1, 3:00 p.m. to Monday, December 5, 12:00 p.m. (normally)


We have been informed by the Direction des immeubles that Hydro-Quebec will be conducting major maintenance on the electrical distribution network on the Mountain campus in the next few weeks. This work is urgent and must be done before winter arrives. We tried to negotiate other alternatives, but it was not possible.

This work will mean that the electricity will be cut off in several pavilions, including the André-Aisenstadt building.

The two power shutdowns will take place from Friday, November 25, 06:00 a.m. until Monday, November 28, 12:00 p.m. (normally) and on Friday, December 2, 06:00 a.m. until Monday, December 5, 12:00 p.m. (normally).

I remind you that you will not have any access to your office during this outage. Only IT staff will be allowed to access GERAD.

We are asking for your cooperation so that you can make plans to continue working remotely, knowing that the servers will be down, and therefore plan to work on your computer, locally only, if possible.

***You will still be able to access your email box, Teams and Zoom.

Thank you!

edited Dec 5, 2022 10:13 AM