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Hallway Stations — Concerns


We have been providing stations in the hallway outside of the Main Lab so that you have somewhere to do basic work (if you don’t own a laptop) when the Main Lab is closed due to classes. Earlier this year, we also added some additional software when legally possible (e.g., Photoshop, Amadeus Pro) because the old computers in the hall were more capable than the previous models.

Recently, we have noticed a pattern where users have been using the hallway as an area for (loud) socializing or even gaming. Those users have also been blocking other users by using the computer desks but not the provided computers themselves. Finally, we have been finding our equipment unplugged (usually because someone wanted to plug in their laptop), making our computers unavailable even after such people leave, as subsequent users often think the computers aren’t working.

We are considering removing the computers and desks should such abuses continue. Please be considerate so that this resource remains available for its intended purpose.

Card Access Update

If you are in a degree programme in Art, Music, Drama or Dance (undergraduate or graduate), card access to the Main Lab was requested on your behalf and has been processed. This was based on lists provided by the Department/School, so if for some reason you were not on that list, your card may not work — just talk to Lab staff during service hours.

We have also processed access for most classes. We should have everyone up to speed by Sept. 19 or 22.

MS Program Exchange Account Migration

If you are (all of the following):

  • a Faculty or Staff member,
  • using Apple Mail on your Mac, and
  • informed that you are going through the MS Program account migration,

you may need some extra help in getting your Mac configured. Read on!


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