Buildings & Grounds

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The Buildings & Grounds Department is responsible for the planning, operating, maintenance, renovation and new construction of the University’s buildings, roads, grounds and utilities that support the teaching, research and community. We provide services to the University campus and community, promoting a safe, clean and healthy environment.


All areas of the Buildings & Grounds Department are continually working to improve the physical environment of Bishop’s University. We are continually seeking ways to improve our recycling program, to use environmentally friendly products and to make Bishop’s a greener campus.

Service Requests

Please login to myBU for the Service Request Procedure and Work Order System. Please note that only employees may enter work orders.

Central Heating

  • Handles the electrical and plumbing requirements for the University.
  • Looks after the University’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning and energy requirements.
  • Practices energy conservation and monitors the purchase and consumption of electricity, natural gas and heating oil.

Facility Attendants

  • Facility attendants, pest control, recycling and hazardous waste (excluding lab chemicals).
  • Providing special set-ups and equipment for the campus and community events.


  • Build and repair campus furniture and maintain all buildings and campus housing.
  • Installation of doors, hardware, windows, etc.
  • Key and card access control.
  • Painting campus buildings and faculty houses.
  • Maintaining grounds, gardens, roads and snow removal.
  • Repairing and maintaining the campus vehicles.

Planning & Development

  • Project Management for new construction and renovation of projects.
  • Feasibility studies and estimates.

Access Card and Key Procedure

Access Card and Key Request Procedure for Faculty, Staff and Tutors:

Please note that for security purposes, all key request forms can only be found on myBU. Forms must be completed by a Faculty or Staff member. Please login to myBU for procedures and request forms.

Access Card and Key Request Procedure for Students:

  • Students must obtain a pre-filled form from the designated Faculty or Staff member for the requested area to be accessed.
  • All fields must be completed including start and end dates.
  • Handwritten forms will not be accepted.
  • Forms must be signed by the student and be approved by the Dean, Chairperson or Manager of requested area.
  • Students must bring the completed form to B&G with a $20 deposit (cash only).
  • Request forms without a deposit will be put on hold until a deposit is received.
  • A turnaround time of three (3) business days is required to prepare the keys/access cards.
  • Students must return to Buildings & Grounds with their Student ID card in order to pick up their keys and/or access cards.
  • At the end of the term, the student must return the keys and/or access cards to the Buildings & Grounds office. Once received, the $20 deposit will be returned to the student.
  • If the keys are not returned at the end of the term, the $20 deposit will be forfeited.
  • Only one deposit will be requested per semester unless the keys are lost.

Lost Keys and Access Cards:

For your security and that of the University, lost keys and access cards must be reported to Security immediately.

If you lose your keys, you must:

  • Advise campus Security immediately (24/7).
  • Advise Buildings & Grounds at extension 2650 or in-person at the office.

Students, please note that lost keys mean that:

  • The $20 key deposit will be forfeited;
  • A new deposit will be required for replacement keys and/or access cards; and
  • The cost of replacing the lock, if required, will be charged to the student (via their student account).


Give us a call at 819-822-9600 ext. 2650 or email us at: