Louis Riel House Assessment

The health and safety of all members of the university community is a primary concern of SFU.  This website has been created to provide information on assessments that were performed in the Louis Riel House to ensure a healthy living environment for building occupants.

Louis Riel House Update

March 22, 2016

Interior abatement work has now started, while the exterior building demolition will occur from May to August.

Work will be completed by a qualified contractor following safe work procedures and in accordance with applicable health and safety regulations and standards.  Demolition activities will be contained within the work-site and conducted in a controlled environment which does not pose a risk to the health and safety of adjacent residents or other members of the University community.  For the entire duration of the work there will be no public access to the work-site.

For additional information, please refer to Residence and Housing's Louis Riel Updates.

March 11, 2015

SFU commissioned a consultant to complete an indoor air quality assessment of all residential units, utility spaces and common rooms in Louis Riel House. The goal of this assessment was to determine the extent of water damage in the building and the resulting indoor air quality impact. 

The assessment identified a number of moisture sources which are resulting in damaged building materials, fungal contamination and reduced indoor air quality. The mechanical and building envelope systems are nearing the end of their service life, and significant work is required to restore or replace them. As a result of these findings, a decision has been made to close the building at the end of August 2015.