• On-campus Science Computing offices are *open* with limited core hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Please contact a Science Computing representative for an appointment.
      • Due to reduced staffing, walk-ins may be disappointed.
      • Virtual support is still available at the above contacts or via Teams.
  • In-person access to the student computing labs (Nexus labs) is not currently available.

Our labs

Science Undergraduate Labs

Science has three undergraduate NEXUS labs, containing 184 PCs, located throughout the Faculty of Science. The following table shows the locations of the Science Nexus labs & printers. To find out more about room availability and installed software, navigate to an individual lab information page below, or go to the Software List.



Number of Nexus PCs


B1 370


Friesen Lab

C2 160



PHY 342


Science Computing NEXUS accounts

Science Computing provides each student with a Nexus account, which consists of the following:

  • A Roaming Profile

    • Saves all of your settings so that each Nexus workstation presents a customized environment which contains settings unique to your account

    • Provides 1GB of disk space to automatically save the following settings

      • Desktop Settings

      • Shortcuts

      • Internet Favourites

      • Internet and Document Histories

  • Personal Filespace

    • Automatically mapped as the N: drive when you log onto a Nexus workstation

    • Backed up daily, making it a very safe place to store data.

    • Provides 10G of file storage space.