Academic Computing and Networking
Academic Computing and Networking (ACN) provides general purpose computing facilities for all University of Manitoba students. Students may use the computing facilities for assigned coursework, research or for preparing papers and themes.
There are ACN facilities located throughout the university, including Architecture II, Dafoe Library, Engineering, Machray Hall, Human Ecology, St. Paul's College, St. John's College and Continuing Education Complex. Each facility has a different mix of equipment selected to meet the planned course requirements of the requesting faculties. Most include access to networked Unix servers and workstations, and terminals to access the IBM mainframe and electronic library catalogue. Various facilities also offer networked DOS and/or Macintosh microcomputers with wordprocessing and other software, and dot-matrix printers. Most areas are open 24 hours.
Brochures and users guides can be obtained from ACN to introduce students to the facilities. Orientations are also available. Individual professors may provide information tailored to the particular needs of their students.
Some specialized hardware and software aids for disabilities are available in most computer areas. These include image enlargement programs, and optical character scanning with voice synthesis. Most facilities are wheelchair accessible.
All students are eligible for UNIX and IBM mainframe computer accounts at no charge. Instructions on how to set up a computer account are provided in the Registration Guide, or from the ACN Account Office, 629 Engineering Building, 204 474 9788. The advisors at the Computer Accounts Office also offer general assistance and advice on microcomputing problems. For further information on access to computer facilities, contact the advisors at 204 474 8600, 629 Engineering Building.
Applied Electromagnetics Facilities
Biomedical Engineering Facilities
Communications and Signal Processing Facilities
Computers and Microelectronics Facilities
Electrical Energy Systems Facilities
Electrical Materials and Devices Facilities
For information on the above facilities, see Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.