All incoming MSc 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 2014 will be sufficient. An iPad is not sufficient to meet the program requirements. Both Apple and Windows computers are supported. It is strongly recommended that you have an English version of your Operating System installed.
Although Apple computers are supported, we strongly recommend a PC. There is software used during the MSc Program that only runs on Windows. Ivey provides a free service to install Oracle VirtualBox software for students to run Windows virtually on their Apple computer. Boot Camp installation is also available. 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: There are Microsoft Office add-ins used in the MSc Program that only provide full functionality on the Windows version of Office. Although there may be Office add-ins available for Office for Mac 2011 and Office for Mac 2016, their functionality may be limited.
Western provides Microsoft Office for students for FREE by going to https://myoffice.uwo.ca. You will need to login using your Western username/password.
You may install Microsoft Office on up to 10 devices and you may manage your devices on the Western MyOffice website.
Windows Users: It is recommended you install Microsoft Office 2016. You may download Office 2016 Professional Plus from Western’s MyOffice site (https://myoffice.uwo.ca)
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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 on your PC or MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra) 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, hole-punching, stapling and duplexing are also available on all printers.
How do I install the printers?
While on campus wireless, visit https://support.ivey.ca and select “Student Printing Setup Information”. 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 release station in the building you are printing in. Tap your WesternONE Card or Login using your Ivey username and password, and 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.