Latest Lab Information

Updated 2024-05-17

Spring/Summer Schedule

  • In-person services are available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (excluding dates noted below). Other days may be available by appointment. Card access continues to be available for majors.
  • May 20: University Closed (Victoria Day)
  • June 27 (afternoon) – June 28: No services.
  • July 1: University Closed (Canada Day)
  • July 2–5: Services may be available, but you should not make plans dependent on such services.
  • August 5: University Closed (Heritage Day)
  • August 26: Fall Block Week Begins
  • Sept. 2: University Closed (Labour Day)

This is not a complete schedule. There will be a number of weeks with no services due to staff vacation. If you have deadlines to meet during the Spring/Summer, you should contact the IAML Technical Lead as early as possible to determine a schedule that will work.

Card Access

All students who are majors in Art, Music, Drama, or Dance receive card access annually in September. Undergraduates have access from 07:00 to 23:00 daily and graduate students have 24-hour access. Your card access now extends to the 6th Floor perimeter doors. Once you are in the building, you may stay, even if the building is closed.

If your card does not open the door (remember, you just push the door to the Main and Small Labs, you can’t turn the door handle), check with IAML staff during office hours to get this fixed. Also, anyone who is a minor in Art, Music, Drama, or Dance may request the same level of card access by talking to IAML Staff.

Health and Safety

  • Although the ventilation in both labs is very good (CO2 levels are routinely below 800 ppm), people tend to spend long times in the Lab (e.g., 2½ hour classes), which increases the risk of illness from airborne pathogens (e.g., COVID-19, seasonal influenza, wildfire smoke). Because of this, masking is still recommended (e.g., N95) as a way to reduce risk. A CO2 monitor is located in each lab to provide you with information specific to that lab and time.
  • Sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer are available in both labs.
  • Do you prefer to work on your own computer rather than come to the Lab? We have a blog post on how you can download or purchase common Lab software for your own computer.

Any other questions? Contact us!

Territorial Land Acknowledgement

The University of Calgary, located in the heart of Southern Alberta, both acknowledges and pays tribute to the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7, which include the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta (Districts 5 and 6).

The University of Calgary is situated on land Northwest of where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, a site traditionally known as Moh’kins’tsis to the Blackfoot, Wîchîspa to the Stoney Nakoda, and Guts’ists’i to the Tsuut’ina. On this land and in this place we strive to learn together, walk together, and grow together “in a good way.”