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CDA labs

We maintain 140 computers in 6 labs to deliver curriculum to Fine Arts students using software for video and sound editing, 3D visual modelling, and game development. 

Given the computation intensive software requirements, lab computers are replaced within a 5 year cycle. In addition, regular hardware and software maintenance help to ensure students have the processing power to work quickly and efficiently while incurring the very minimum of system failures.  

Apple computers and software are graphics industry standard and thus provide the ideal foundation for learning and prepares students for future opportunities.  


To reserve the teaching labs or the hybrid lab for your class, please contact

Teaching labs

The CDA teaching labs are located in the EV Building on the Sir George Williams Campus. 

  • 140 macs
  • Dual boot computers (OS X / Windows)
  • all the latest software you'll need for your classes

See specifics on each teaching lab

Hybrid lab

This room is equipped with 25 Macintosh computers. IMCA gets priority booking of this space.


Open access lab

A space where students can work on assignments. Classes are not taught in this space.



Simple rules at CDA labs

  1. You need an account to access all CDA services
  2. Accounts can't be shared
  3. No food or drinks in the labs
  4. Keep it quiet. Phone chats outside.
  5. Be nice to other students.

Hours of operation

Open Access Lab (EV-5.715)

Available for study and course work:

  • Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday closed.

* The labs are closed the last two weeks of August.

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