Providing workstations

Research workstations you can book

If your project requires the use of workstations for research assistants, work-study students, etc., we may be able to provide them for you.

We have a sizeable workstation area with 12 workstations.

The space also includes a meeting table for six, and a large monitor, projector and whiteboard. If you're a faculty member in humanities, you may book these stations by contacting .

To view current bookings, and plan for future bookings, see our Meeting Room Booking System page. Below is a map of our lab:


 Lab Layout


Some things to note:

  • there is no cost to you for the use of these workstations
  • the computers are available for a one-time session or for a regular booking for a complete term between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30, M-F (excluding Statutory Holidays, Christmas closure and the final two weeks of April and August).
  • the area is an open-concept space intended for research work
  • we have Linux and Mac computers (each with many standard pieces of software for humanities computing work)
  • we maintain & regularly back up the computers to protect your work

Your assistants will benefit from working in a collegial, cross-disciplinary environment that is part of a professional software development shop. You can find more details on the benefits to your students and your project on the training and supervision page.

Allocations from grant-funded projects fund our workstations, in part. If you're writing a grant application and are thinking your project will require the use of our shared workstations, it is important that you contact us before submitting your proposal to determine whether and on what terms we can provide the resources requested in your proposal. Ours is a shared space, and particularly in the fall term the demand often exceeds the supply.