Computer hardware

The department has a number of PC and Mac laptops used mainly for teaching services in the classroom and seminars. The laptops generally contain programs similar to but not as complete as in the computer lab.

Two data projectors are available for both Intel type and Apple computers. They are available to staff members, instructors and seminar presenters. The laptops and projectors are available from the Administrative Assistant, Alys Kenyon. The University Information Services and Technology Department has available other computer projectors, some with higher resolution. Information on the technology facilities already available in classrooms can be found on the Classroom and Media Services Web site.

Laptops and other computers in the classroom can be connected to the internet using the ethernet jack available in most classrooms.

University computer resources and open area labs

Every student and staff member can have a user ID and password allowing access to a number of University computers. See

These University computers are generally very powerful computers such as Sun workstations running Unix-based operating systems. They are very good for running highly computational intensive applications programmed in C or FORTRAN, for example. Many people like the simple text based DOS like interface for running compilers, TEX, or mail programs that can be accessed from remote locations using a telnet window. X-Windows is a much nicer interface for running text and graphically based Unix programs on these university computers, with the output appearing on your local computer. This interface is standard on Unix workstations, including those in the open-area labs. X-windows is also available for Windows PC's using the X-Win32 program available from Academic Computing and Networking Support., but X-Win32 is too slow to use over dial up modem connections to the University. X-Win32, will be available on lab computers in the near future. There is a large amount of software available on the Unix system including MATLAB and MAPLE that can be run using X-Windows or sometimes in a Telnet window. Some of these Unix programs are not found elsewhere, such as the optimization software LINDO and a large number of programming tools including C, C++ and Fortran compilers.

There are many University open area computer labs accessible to students and staff members. The open area lab computers generally have a comprehensive suite of software for the three types of computers in the labs: Windows computers, Apple computers and Unix computers (N.B. there are inaccuracies in the lists accessed by these links such as the omission of Matlab from the Windows list).


MathCamp 2017 information is online.

Manitoba Workshop on Mathematical Imaging Science Friday, May 5, all day, Robert Schultz Lecture Theatre, details.

In an effort to help students, the Math department has put together the LevelUp program. See details here. Video explaining registration process is here.


Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 15:30, 418 Machray Hall
Tommy Kucera
Fibonacci and The Liber Abaci
(Seminar series : Colloquium)

Friday, May 12th, 2017 at 15:30, 418 Machray Hall
John Dallon
Modeling Amoeboidal Cell Motion -- Force vs Speed
(Seminar series : Colloquium)

Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 15:30, 418 Machray Hall
Jose Aguayo
(Seminar series : Colloquium)