This project will redefine, revitalize, and modernize our wireless environments by enhancing Wi-Fi across 54 McMaster buildings.
May 30, 2019
May 30, 2019
October 25, 2019
Last updated: December 3, 2019 (project status will be updated on a bi-weekly basis).
Wireless connectivity has become the expectation and is considered a basic requirement for all modern-day universities. In response to the community feedback, wireless surveys were conducted for 54 buildings. This review was completed in 2018.
The implementation phase of this Wi-Fi initiative will span two years, beginning October 2019. More than 1,500 new Wi-Fi access points will be deployed across 54 buildings, including 12 residence buildings, and 42 non-residence buildings, and 4 engineering buildings.
Campus-Wide Wi-Fi Enhancement Steering Committee
A steering committee has been pulled together with senior representation for key stakeholders across the university to ensure diverse perspectives and insights are integrated into the project execution.
Roger Couldrey – VP Administration (Executive Sponsor)
Debbie Martin – AVP, Facilities
Pamela Swett – Dean, Humanities
Gay Yuyitung – Executive Director, MILO
Josh Marando – President, McMaster Students Union
Philippa Carter – Teaching Professor, Chair of Undergraduate Affairs, Faculty of Social Sciences
Tracy Mestdagh – Interim Director, Faculty of Health Sciences Computer Services Unit
The following is a high-level view of the project status. Please see below a list of buildings that are in the planning, in progress, and completed phases. Project status will be updated on a bi-weekly basis. Please see the project Confluence page for further details.
H.G. Thode Library – 42
Mills Memorial Library – 10
Engineering Innovation Tower (ABB) – 25
Engineering Technology Building (ETB) – 56
Information Technology Building (ITB) – 49
John Hodgins Engineering Building (JHE) – 16
Communications Research Laboratory (CRL) – 43
Art Gallery – 10
Hamilton Hall (HH) – 2
McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC) – 51
L.R. Wilson Hall – 74
Gilmour Hall (GH) – 20
Preliminary Laboratory – T13
Burke Sciences Building (BSB) – 11
Health Sciences Centre (HSC/MUMC) – 37
Arthur N. Bourns Building (ABB) – 25
Psychology Building (PS) – 34
Life Sciences Building (LSB) – 39
University Hall (UH) – 1
Burke Science Building external Wi-Fi
Updates will be shared as we continue to make progress in transforming our wireless services.