Intersections Lab

Located on the third floor of the Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts (328 GCFA), the Intersections Lab is a teaching facility with recent iMacs and a wide suite of media production software.

There are 21 computers available to students and one computer for the instructor at the podium connected to the projector.


The lab is open between 9am and 4pm on class days.

Effective May 10, 2019, the lab will be closed for the summer.

After hours access

Graduate students can coordinate with their departments to be given a door card and alarm code to facilitate use of the lab after hours.

A staff member from AMPD Computing will close the lab at 4pm. If you are a grad student in the lab and intend to stay after hours, we will ask you to use your door card as identification by activating the door card reader with it. This is to ensure the security of the equipment in the lab. It will be your responsibility to close the lab and set the alarm when you leave.

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Intersections Academic Schedule

Booking the Lab

All AMPD faculty members are invited to schedule courses in the Intersections Lab that can take advantage of its computers and software.

Deadline for Fall/Winter Course Bookings

Please enter your requests by November 1st the prior year.

Deadline for Summer Course Bookings

Please enter your requests by October 1st the prior year.

Software Changes

If your course will require software not already installed (see list above), please include this in your booking request.

Software requests must be made a month in advance and include a funding source.

Trial software will be installed on the instructor station only.

Reporting Problems

Please report problems with the lab, including hardware or software issues, or difficulties logging in, to using your YORK email address.

Logging In

Students enrolled in classes held in the Intersections Lab will have had an account created automatically.

Please log in with your username, which will be your Passport York name and your password, which initially will be your York student number.

File Storage

Google Drive

Every undergraduate student at York has Google Apps including Google Drive.

To access this storage, please point a browser to

For more information, please refer to

Local hard drive

You can temporarily store work on the hard drive of the workstation you are at.  Look for a folder called “SAVE_WORK_HERE”.

Please note that this storage area is shared by all, so do not leave sensitive material there. Also, when the machine is serviced, this FOLDER WILL BE DELETED.  Work saved anywhere else on the hard drive (including preferences and settings) will be deleted when you log out.

Always move your work to another storage location before logging out of the workstation.

Server Storage

If your course has been set up with server storage, you will be able to save files on Forerunner. This storage is ONLY AVAILABLE for the duration of your course and will be deleted before the next term.

Lab Closures

Event Closures:

Friday, November 23, 2018, 2:30-4:30pm: FES Planning Skills Workshop – Adobe In-Design
Friday, November 30, 2018, 2:30-4:30pm: FES Planning Skills Workshop – Adobe Photoshop

Intersections Lab Software List

Effective 2018/06/12

Adobe Master Collection CS6
Adobe Creative Cloud 2018
Microsoft Office Pro 2016
Android Studio
Final Cut Pro
Google Chrome
VLC Media Player