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Student lounges

Main floor lounge/Zig Zag Gallery – HNES 136

Located in the heart of the faculty – on the main floor right outside the OSAS office – this lounge is a central meeting and hang-out space, with comfy couches and chairs, tables to work on, and 10 computer kiosks. The lounge doubles as the Zig Zag Gallery, which features the creative work of FES community members. The BESSA and GESSA offices are right next door, and around the corner in HNES 136D there is also a small kitchen where you can boil water or heat your lunch up in the microwave.

Lower level lounge – HNES 018

More comfy couches and tables and chairs in a welcoming space decorated with FES student art projects. There is also a piano to play if you’re feeling musical!

MES lounge – HNES 204

Exclusively for the use of MES students, this lounge is managed by the Graduate Environmental Studies Students Association (GESSA) and includes:

A door entry code is needed to access the lounge. MES students can obtain the code by contacting one of the GESSA representatives.

PhD lounge – HNES 265

Exclusively for the use of PhD students, this lounge is managed by PhESSA – the PhD Environmental Studies Students Association. Designed to support PhD students in their progress through their program, the lounge includes:

  • a conference table
  • 9 private study carrels
  • lockers to store your things in (bring your own lock)
  • 6 computers hooked into the FES system (computing account required)
  • a kitchen complete with a fridge, microwave, kettle, coffee-maker and toaster-oven
  • a telephone
  • comfortable couches and chairs where you can read, rest or socialize

A door entry code is needed to access the lounge. PhD students can obtain the code by contacting one of the PhESSA representatives or from the Administrative Assistant to the Dean & Facilities Coordinator.