All incoming HBA students are required to have a laptop computer. Below you will find key information on wireless internet, printing, Apple computers and more.
A new laptop is recommended but most laptops purchased after 2018 will be sufficient. An iPad or Chromebook is not sufficient to meet the program requirements. Both Windows and Apple computers are supported but it is strongly recommended to use a Windows computer running an English Operating System.
If you have a previously used laptop it should be a minimum of:
- Processor: Intel Core i5 / Core i7 or equivalent
- Hard Drive: 256 GB minimum
- 8GB RAM minimum, 16GB preferred
There is software used during the HBA Program that only runs on Windows. Ivey provides a free service for students to install Windows 10 on their Apple computer through Bootcamp. Windows 10 is provided to all Ivey students at no cost. Please visit the IT Helpdesk in Room 2100 to have Windows 10 installed on your Mac.
*Please note that Bootcamp will not run on MacBooks with the M1 chip.
There are Microsoft Office add-ins used in the HBA Program that only provide full functionality on the Windows version of Office. Although there may be Office add-ins available for Office for Mac, their functionality may be limited.
- Support Article: Installing Data Analysis Toolpak and Solver for Excel 2019 (O365)
Mac OS X Users: It is required that you install Windows on your Mac and install Office for Windows.
It is recommended you run Windows 10 (1909 or later) on your PC or MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) on your Apple computer.
A full version of antivirus with auto updates enabled should be installed on your laptop.
Accessing Wireless Internet
Connect to uwosecure-v2 while at Ivey or anywhere on Western’s campus!
Once you arrive on campus, login to uwosecure-v2 using your Ivey username and password. Be sure to include @ivey.ca in your username.
There are 5 student printers available at the Richard Ivey Building. All 5 printers provide copy, print and scan to email services. Colour printing, double-sided printing, hole-punching and stapling are also available on all printers.
How do I install the printers?
While on campus wireless, visit Student Printing - Start Here. Follow the instructions for your Operating System at the location you would like to print at.
How do I release my print job?
After printing to the Ivey Student Printers, go to any of the printers in the building and tap your WesternONE Card or Login using your Ivey username and password, and then click Print to release your jobs to the printer.
For increased privacy, you will only be able to release your print jobs.
How do I check my quota?
You may visit http://printing.ivey.ca and login using your Ivey username and password.