MEng Lab and Computing Resources
CS MEng Lab – Gates Hall ground floor – room G23
  • Located on Ground Floor of Gates Hall
  • Access to the lab is reserved for CS M.Eng students and IS MPS students.
  • There are two entrances to the lab – one on the right side, one on the left…follow the corridor on either side to find it.
  • Your ID card will get you in, just hold it up to the reader.
  • There are currently about 30 machines set up in the lab for your use. Half are windows and half run Linux.
  • All CS MEng and IS MPS students are welcome to use all the space and resources in the lab.
  • An additional number of monitors/keyboards have been set up so you can use your laptops.
    • you may have to provide your own adapter to connect with these
Break-out Rooms:
  • There are several “break-out” rooms for you to use to collaborate, work on group projects etc.
  • Currently the system for the “break-out” rooms is first come/first served. If sharing becomes an issue, we will set up a reservation system.
    • -If you, alone or with friends, are using a break out room for quiet study and a group needing to work together needs the space, please relinquish the space.
    • -If you are a group and need a room for collaboration, please feel free to ask anyone not using the space for group work to please let your group use the space.
  • CS MEng and IS MPS students share these spaces as well.
  • Due to the limts of space, please do not allow access to the lab by students in other fields or undergraduates. If working on a project with others who are not CS MEng or IS MPS, please find a public area to meet.
  • The printers are set up and you access them through Net Print which is, for those of you who do not know, a pay to print system.
  • You can find information on how to set up your Net Print account as well as how to connect to the Net Print printer you want to use here:
  • The printers are also used by the IS MPS students.
  • If there are problems with the printer a Helpdesk Ticket should be submitted
  • The CS MEng office will supply a stapler and staples, white board markers and a three-hole punch for use in the lab.
    • Do not remove these items from the printing area.
    • Please notify me when they are running low or out.
  • Please only use white board (dry-erase) markers on the ample whiteboard space throughout the lab, break-out rooms and lounge area.  
    • Because this is a shared space, there should be no expectation of saving whiteboard writing
  • Please do not write on desk or table tops. Writing on glass walls is fine.
  • Please do not eat in the area around the computers. You are welcome to eat in the lounge area.
  • Please clean up after yourselves and use the trash and recycling bins.
  • There is a lounge area for relaxing, hanging out, having a bite to eat etc. Enjoy, but don’t destroy! Clean up after yourselves and be considerate of your peers.
Locker Area:
  • There is a locker area with lockers for you to use should you want to.
  • In order to prevent the usual end of semester issue of locks being left on lockers and needing to be cut off, we are supplying locks to anyone who wants one.
    • You will come to the CS MEng Office (110D Gates or 104 Gates) to sign out a lock. When you graduate you will return the lock, (we’ll set up an easy way to do so.)
    • Please do not use your own lock.
    • You are not required to get a lock or use a locker.
    • I will have a list of combinations, so if you forget, I can help you out.
  • There are also coat hooks in the locker room if you wish to hang your coat while you are working. Be advised that the hooks are not meant to hold items heavier than coats, so please be mindful and do not use them for heavy backpacks etc.
  • The locker area is also shared with the IS MPS students. 
  • You should have a reasonable expectation of privacy for your locker…we will not open them unless we have a strong reason to do so, (including the stench of rotting food!)

Kitchen - Gates Hall ground floor room G31

(What? We have a kitchen? Oh yes you do.)

  • Your ID card will get you in.
  • You have access to a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.
  • You are responsible for labelling food you leave in fridge. Labels are available in the kitchen.
  • There is a sink, dish soap, sponge and cleaning wipes, so there is no excuse for dirty dishes, messy counters, yucky fridge.
  • CS and IS graciously supplies coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cups, creamers, sweetners etc.
  • A plumbed in Keurig coffee maker is available for your use, however you are responsible for daily care of this machine.
  • Please be sure to empty used k-cup resevoir and spill resevoir as needed. Instructions are posted in the kitchen
  • We hope that no one takes advantage of this generosity to remove the items form the kitchen for personal use.
  • No one should use supplies labelled with another’s name.
  • No one should eat food labelled with another’s name.
  • If you are found to be abusing the privilege of kitchen usage, we will simply turn off your access.
  • The kitchen is a resource shared with the IS MPS students.