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: May 5, 2021 (project status will be continually updated).
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
Mills Memorial Library
Engineering Innovation Tower (ABB)
Engineering Technology Building (ETB)
Information Technology Building (ITB)
John Hodgins Engineering Building (JHE)
Communications Research Laboratory (CRL)
Hamilton Hall (HH)
McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC)
L.R. Wilson Hall
Gilmour Hall (GH)
Preliminary Laboratory – T13
Burke Sciences Building (BSB) Exterior
Alumni Memorial Building
DeGroote School of Business
Psychology Building (PS)
Biomedical Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing
McMaster Automotive Resource Centre
General Sciences Building
Life Science Building
One James North (OJN)
E.T. Clarke Centre
Applied Dynamics Lab
David Braley Health Sciences Centre
Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery