Our Facilities

Collaborative Meeting Space (LWH 2269)

Collaborative meeting space with tables and chairws, featuring past projects as artwork on walls.

The Public History program has a dedicated classroom and meeting space. Students can access it at all times for group work or meetings with community members. The space contains a library of public history materials, showcases previous group and community projects, and advertises professional development, internship, and conference opportunities.

Digital History Lab (LWH 2270B)

A room with tables in the middle with computers creating an entire border around the room.

Lawson Hall 2270B is a faculty- and graduate student-accessible computer lab. It has recent Windows and Macintosh computers, plus printers, book and flatbed scanners, and some other neat new tools. These include Cintiq interactive pen displays, which let you draw/paint directly on the screen with a stylus and a computer-controlled Roland vinyl sign cutter for making signs, posters, and other displays with sticky-back vinyl. It can also be used to cut plastic stencils for painting, silk-screening, and the like.

In 2270B there are also locked cabinets containing tablets, video cameras, still cameras, 3D scanners, audio recording equipment, tripods, lighting kits, a light tent, green screen and other media production tools.

Read more about the lab here.

The Medical Artifact Collection (LWH 2260)

Medical artifacts on display that are an example of what one can find in the entire collection in Lawson Hall.

The Medical Artifact Collection at Western holds over 1000 artifacts related to the history of health and medicine in Ontario. Professionally rehoused to museum quality standards, the collection is available to students to learn about collections care and management, and for research and exhibit development.

The interior of the medical artifact collection with people looking at items spread carefully across a few tables.