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Leak of the week

It’s better than an old saucepan, but not by much. Photo - Taylor MacPherson
It’s better than an old saucepan, but not by much. Photo – Taylor MacPherson

… Because shame leads to change.

As part of our ongoing efforts to highlight the crumbling infrastructure at the University of Regina, the Carillon proudly presents the twelfth part of our Leak of the Week feature, in which we bring you the vital stats on the different failing roofs around campus.

Location: This leak can be found in the middle of the main hallway of Campion College, an area with one of the highest levels of foot traffic on campus. This basically guarantees at least a handful of serious slips, and probably a concussion or two just in time for finals.

Leaking: Yes.

Nickname(s): “Unholy Water,” “Effluo Sabbati”

Apparatus: In keeping with the U of R’s minimalist policies, the apparatus surrounding this leak is minimal, yet elegant. Six ceiling tiles have been removed, and a simple bucket has been placed beneath, allowing the dripping to be audible at a great distance. In order to keep the thousands of students traversing the hallway from slipping over the bucket and breaking their goddamned necks, two signs have been placed on either side, achieving perfect aesthetic symmetry.

Capacity: Five gallons

Number of people working on it: None.

Mold/Mildew: Yes.

Age: Two weeks (and going strong)

Current status: Shameful.

Has it been fixed yet: No.

Impact on students: This leak, being right in the middle of the hallway, actually serves as a kind of meridian, separating the two directions of traffic fairly nicely. I would actually suggest that the University study its impact on traffic flow before repairing it. Just joking of course – they’re not going to repair it.

Student/Staff comment(s): “We at Campion have always made the best of things, so we’ve been holding baptisms here to save on our water bills. The stuff is as expensive as wine these days.”

“Those heretics over at Luther are never going to let us hear the end of this.”

 

If you know of any leaks on campus, or other examples of failing infrastructure that the University should be ashamed of, please contact news@carillonregina.com.

About Taylor Macpherson

“Taylor MacPherson, News Editor: Taylor MacPherson was born in Saskatoon, and is currently completing an English degree at U of R. In his spare time, which is largely nonexistent, he enjoys writing fiction and film criticism, and reading cheap American thrillers.”

One comment

  1. Joanne Kozlowski

    As director of communications at Campion College, I would like to provide an update on this event. This leak is a recent development associated with roofing work in progress on Campion’s new entry and accessibility project that is under construction. It is a small drip at a floor drain in the worksite. The source of the leak has been identified and our contractors are currently working on repairs. We expect this work to be completed soon.