Welcome to MFCF

MFCF supports the computing needs of all members and visitors of the Faculty of Mathematics with the exception of members and visitors of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. These persons should instead contact our colleagues in the Computer Science Computing Facility (CSCF) for service.

MFCF Help Centre Information

  • Location: Mathematics & Computer Building (MC) 3017
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. by appointment only
  • Ext.: 46323 
  • Email or Teams: mfcfhelp@uwaterloo.ca
  • Email to MFCF RT form: rt-mfcf@rt.uwaterloo.ca
  1. June 17, 2021Multi-building power outage July 17/21

    (Updated July 18)

    All servers were restarted by about midnight Saturday night, and office workstations were restarted by about 3 pm Sunday afternoon.


    (Updated July 17)

    There was a temporary problem with the generator for MC. We were on the verge of running out of UPS battery to keep servers going, so we had to shut down several machines without notice to extend battery time. Some jobs were lost as a result. Sorry for the unexpected interruption.

  2. June 8, 2021Overnight Power Outage

    Update: Power is on in MC and M3. The servers are now being rebooted. We are powering up office machines which may take the rest of the day.

    Affects: M3 and MC

    Date: June 8, 2021

    Problem:  There has been an overnight power outage affecting the wireless and wired networks, and all Math Faculty computing servers.

    We have since been told that the issue arises from an off-campus Hydro problem affecting multiple buildings on campus including MC and M3.

  3. Apr. 30, 2021MC Power Outage Saturday May 15, 2021

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    Electrical power will be shut off for more repairs to the building's main electrical service.

    Affects: MC

    Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    What you need to do:

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