Power outage is over and SFU's Burnaby campus is now open

December 07, 2015

Power has been restored to SFU's Burnaby campus. All facilities are now open and all platforms are functioning as normal.

For students, faculty and staff planning to be on Burnaby campus today, you are now free to do so. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this outage has caused and thank BC Hydro for their work in repairing our electrical infrastructure.

Update Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m: Power is being restored

BC Hydro has been on-site at Burnaby since 7 a.m. today. Repairs are ongoing, and power is expected to be restored around noon.

Once power is restored, SFU facilities and IT will require time to bring our buildings and systems back up to full operating levels. We will update the SFU community through and Twitter @SFU as restoration proceeds.

A reminder to check the website or Twitter before departing to the SFU Burnaby campus. We will issue communication as soon as the Burnaby campus is open.

Update Monday, Dec 7: SFU Burnaby power outage

SFU is required by BC Hydro to close the SFU Burnaby campus during daylight hours on Tuesday as a result of the power outage Sunday night. BC Hydro's repairs must be completed as soon as possible to avoid further service issues. While closure at this time of year is a challenge, Tuesday was chosen as neither classes or exams are taking place.

The SFU Burnaby campus will close Tuesday, December 8th from 7 am to 12 noon. The SFU Surrey and SFU Vancouver campuses will remain open.

The closures include the Library and Student Services such as Registrar's office, Academic Advising, Athletics & Rec., Health & Counselling (please rebook appointments if necessary).

The following information technology systems will remain available during the power outage:

  • Canvas
  • Email
  • Websites

However, many on-campus network services will be down, so there will be no access to these systems from the Burnaby campus. Access from off-campus will hopefully not be affected. We are awaiting word on whether the recorded lecture service will be available.

We encourage everyone to access key documents today to ensure you have what you need in preparation for exams, assignments, or key functions.

Please check the SFU homepage before travelling up to Burnaby after 12 noon tomorrow.