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EVDS General Information

The Faculty’s Computer Applications Laboratory (CAL) supports advanced work in computer-aided design, geographic information systems (GIS), multimedia and interface design, and simulation of building systems and environmental systems. The CAL has application software for database management, graphic communication, statistical analysis, desktop publishing, computer-aided design, spatial analysis, image processing, and simulation systems for environmental controls.  The facilities include graphic workstations in two labs, 11x17 scanner,  42" & 60" plotters, and 11x17 b/w and colour laser printers.  In addition, students have access to a render farm.

Lab Access

Lab access is normally restricted to members of the EVDS community with priority given to scheduled classes.  In order to get an account on the lab computers, it is first necessary to register for a UCIT account.  Access to the labs after hours is by card access.

Lab Software

A partial list of the major software available in the labs includes:


If anything needs attention in the lab or if the printers seem to be malfunctioning, don't attempt to fix the problem yourself. Either talk to the IT staff or send an email to describing the issue and someone will take care of it.  If you have any questions about the lab or software, feel free to speak with the IT staff.

Other Computing Resources

Members of the campus community also have access to other computing resources on campus including other  IT computer labs for local use as well as high performance computing when relevant to research.  In addition, a Virtual Desktop environment is available for accessing certain applications from anywhere on campus.

If you have any questions, check with the computer lab staff who may be able to point you in the right direction.