Leak of the Week

La Fuite Éternelle is basically the Caesar’s Palace of the Language Institute.

La Fuite Éternelle is basically the Caesar’s Palace of the Language Institute.

… 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 second part in our Leak of the Week feature, bringing you the vital stats on the different failing roofs around campus.


Location: Located on the second floor of the Language Institute, this particular leak demonstrates the administration’s commitment to bilingual-inclusiveness at U of R. Unfortunately, it turns out that “drip… drip… drip…” is the same in both official languages.

Leaking: Yes.

Nickname(s): “La Fuite Éternelle”

Apparatus: By cleverly concealing the proprietary Dampness-Consolidation System (tarp) inside the ceiling panels, the only visible evidence of this leak are the Advanced Hydro-Distribution Lines (rubber hoses) leading to the Portable Eco-Friendly Reservoir Module (garbage can).

Container capacity: 30L. That said, the capacity of students to stomach this type of mismanagement has yet to be determined.

Number of people working on it: 0.

Age: Unknown – recent carbon dating attempts suggest that the leak may actually be older than the surrounding building.

Sustainable: Obviously.

Has it been fixed yet: No.

Current status: Shameful.

Impact on students: Students at La Cité claim that this leak is “actually sort of comforting” when trying to study. “The dripping is like those ocean sound tapes people buy to relax,” says one student, “only it’s free, and you can’t turn it off.”

Student comment: “They’ve got this huge budget for capital projects, but no money to keep the roofs from falling down. It’s like one hand doesn’t know what the other one is doing, and both hands are jacking off.”

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.

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