Julia 1.1.0 kernel dies automatically

Unable to start a new Julia session because the kernel dies automatically. I have upgraded Julia 1.0.2 to Julia 1.1.0 and installed this newer kernel on Jupyter notebook using conda. I’m handicapped in a way as I don’t have sudo permission to remove ipykernel and reinstall it which seems to be a solution. Is there any workaround to this that does not involve using a condo environment? I fear that using a condo environment might limit my usage of computational resources on the server