Site Accessibility Statement
Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
February 11, 2016

Canadian Excellence

Campus Service Outages



If you have questions about any of the following outages and how they may affect you, please contact Lisa Keys, Facilities Operations Manager, at lkeys@wlu.ca or 519.756.8228 ext. 5574.


Grand River Hall - Elevator Modernization Project January 28, 2016

Please note that on Thursday January 28, 2016 both elevators in Grand River Hall will be out of service from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Access to floors is available via the stairs.

If you are a faculty/staff member and have accessibility concerns, please contact Lisa Keys, Manager: Facilities Operations at 519-756-8228 ex. 5574 or lkeys@wlu.ca.

If you are a student that resides in this building and you have any concerns (accessibility or otherwise), please contact Residence Life at 519-756-8228 ex. 5805.

We appreciate your co-operation during this project.



Grand River Hall - Elevator Modernization - January 12, 2016

To follow-up with the messaging last week, there is one operational elevator in Grand River Hall. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the left elevator is now out of service for roughly five weeks, while the right elevator (leading down to the basement) is in operation at this time. The overall length of the modernization project is still estimated at 10 weeks.

We appreciate the cooperation and patience during this project.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Keys at 519-756-8228 ex. 5574 or at lkeys@wlu.ca



GRH Elevators -January 7, 2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances with the Elevator Modernization project at GRH, both elevators will be out of service until further notice.


If you are a faculty/staff member and have accessibility concerns, please contact Lisa Keys, Manager: Facilities Operations at 519-756-8228 ex. 5574 or lkeys@wlu.ca.

If you are a student that resides in this building and you have any concerns (accessibility or otherwise), please contact Residence Life at 519-756-8228 ex. 5805.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide an update once we receive additional information.



GRH Elevators - January 5, 2016

The elevators at Grand River Hall will be going through a modernization project that is scheduled to last about ten weeks effective January 5, 2016. During the project there will be one elevator out of service at all times. To begin the project, the elevator on the right (the elevator that provides access to the basement level and underground parking) will be out of service for the next five weeks.

For individuals that typically park in the underground parking lot and use the basement entrance to access the building, there are two options for building access during the next five weeks:

- Walk around to the east side of the building and use the stairs the lead up to Colborne Street and gain
access through the main entrance

- Cross the street and use the elevator in the parkade to reach the second level of the parkade.
Walk through the elevated pedestrian walkway to reach Colborne Street and enter through the main
entrance of the building

At any time, Special Constables Services and Foot Patrol are available to accompany students, staff or faculty for the walk to and from the building.

If there are any questions or concerns regarding please contact Lisa Keys at lkeys@wlu.ca or 519-756-8228 ex. 5574

We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we work through the elevator modernization project.



Backflow Prevention Device testing Tuesday December 22, 2015 Thursday December 24, 2015

Please note that between Tuesday December 22, 2015 and Thursday December 24, 2015 building water shut-offs will be occurring at intermitted periods of time throughout campus in order to complete backflow prevention testing. Testing typically takes 30 minutes to complete.

If you foresee any concerns with this, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Keys, Manager: Facilities Operations at 519-756-8228 ex. 5574 or lkeys@wlu.ca


Front Entrance Door Replacement Grand River Hall - UPDATE

Further to the initial communication regarding the front entrance door replacement at Grand River Hall, due to some installation setbacks the doors are still under construction. The full entrance system should be completed by the end of this week; October 2, 2015. During this time one entrance door will remain open during building hours; however, there will be a short period of time where the FOB access system will be de-activated. Physical Resources is working with Residence Life and Special Constable Services to ensure access for authorized staff and students is available after-hours.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Keys, Manager: Facilities Operations at 519-756-8228 ex. 5774 or lkeys@wlu.ca.