Operational Status Updates

Civic Plaza - BC Hydro Power Outage - Power Restored - May 16, 4:48pm

The localized BC Hydro power outage has been resolved and power has been restored to Civic Plaza. All 7 p.m. in-person classes with continue as scheduled.

All in-person classes for 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. have been cancelled. Instructors may provide further instructions about coursework — students should check their KPU email/Moodle frequently for specific updates.

Facilities and Security teams are on-site and checking systems to ensure proper operations. In the days and week ahead, if you are experiencing any anomalies with wall sockets, lighting, or any of your equipment please let Facilities and Security know at 604-598-5276 for follow up.

The KPU website is the best source for up-to-date information about the status of our campuses. You can also find information about whether in-person classes are cancelled by checking the KPU Facebook and KPU Twitter feeds or by checking the radio and television stations listed below.

Commuting Tips

  • Drive slowly and commute with extreme caution.
  • Plan for a longer than normal commute and expect delays.
  • Be prepared and bring warm clothes, appropriate footwear, safety equipment, and other applicable emergency supplies.
  • Ensure your cell phone or other wireless device is fully charged.
  • Visit the Translink or Drive BC websites below for applicable updates.
  • If you are unsure of driving conditions, use alternative transportation.

Helpful Website Links


Which social media feeds should I follow?
The KPU Facebook page and the KPU Twitter feed will be updated in the event of in-person classes being cancelled.

What radio or TV news stations should I listen to?
Here are the key media outlets to monitor:

AM RadioFM RadioTelevision
  • CHMJ - 730 AM
  • CBC Radio One - 690 AM
  • CKNW - 980 AM
  • CityNews 1130 - 1130 AM
  • Fairchild Radio AM - 1470 AM
  • Spice Radio - 1200 AM
  • Fairchild Radio FM - 96.1 FM
  • REDFM - 93.1
  • Global BC
  • BC1
  • CBC Vancouver
  • CityTV
  • CTV Vancouver
  • OMNI