Western is proud to host modern technologies supporting both academic and co-curricular activities. Accessible computer labs, laptop checkouts, cloud-based storage and communication tools are all in common use. Advanced scientific instrumentation, prototyping and design systems, as well as creative tools for media production are available in many courses.
Students may borrow a variety of field equipment including professional-grade cameras, lenses and camera accessories such as a gimbal stabilizer. The Digital Media Center is a multi-camera TV studio with a green screen and cyclorama wall available to both classes and individual students.
The University’s Student Technology Fee is used to keep labs, laptops and other student equipment up-to-date. This fund is also used to provide leading-edge tools for student instruction and research such as an Augmented Reality sandbox in the Geology program.
Collaborate with Peers and Faculty
Resources such as Office 365, Google Docs and Canvas provide opportunities for online collaboration while collaborative smartboards are available for teamwork in the Library.
Build an Online Portfolio
WordPress at Western is a platform available to all students to create their own websites. Classes to learn how to use WordPress are available through the Student Technology Center.
Student Technology Center
Our Student Technology Center assists all students with software skill development and provides scanning, large-format printing, as well as 3D printing services. New services include a Virtual Reality Lab and workshops in robotics and home automation.
Technology within Programs
Many programs at Western provide direct hands-on experience with leading technologies. The Industrial Technology-Vehicle Design program engages students in prototyping vehicles in the automotive, aerospace, and marine industries. Students in the sciences may perform analyses with equipment such as scanning electron microscopes or mass spectrometers. Our Computer Science department hosts many active clubs in robotics, AI and game design.