Access Policy + Space Bookings (Fall 2021)

For all Embroidery Software bookings, please contact the Research Support Technician at tm.support@concordia.ca. Two Cluster members may use the software at a time.

For all Cluster Commons (EV 10.730) bookings, please contact the Cluster Coordinator at textiles.materiality@concordia.ca. One Cluster member may use the space at a time.


FULL ACCESS POLICY

Access to the T&M Facilities is available on a priority basis. We have established protocols to create the safest working conditions.

Getting access to the T&M facilities involves certain steps:

1) FACULTY MEMBERS

You will have access to the space, but your activity in the T&M labs must be coordinated with the technician, on a priority basis. Before your access is enabled, you will need to take the COVID-19 Staff Safety Pledge, which can be found in the Moodle section of your MyConcordia page.

Reach out to the Coordinator (Anna) if your access card is not working.

2) STUDENT MEMBERS

1. Make a request using to the Coordinator that includes a statement of usage via the Google form available here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfwGeL4i6RBYnSufifDAVSYsSl6WogDhlrmAYRpbKDtF7L6Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

The request will be reviewed by the Research Support Technician. Co-directors may be consulted in certain circumstances. The Google form does not guarantee access to the facilities, but it will allow the T&M staff to assess whether the project can be supported at this time.

2. Following approval, you will need to complete the COVID-19 Safety Pledge, which can be found in the Moodle section of your MyConcordia page. Reach out to the Coordinator (Anna) if your access card is not working. Your access card will probably need to be updated through Anna and the Milieux staff.

FOR MEMBERS WITH ACCESS (FACULTY AND STUDENTS)

CLUSTER SPACES

We have set up a Google calendar where you can check the availability of the Cluster Commons (EV 10.730) (above), as well as a printed copy on the Cluster Commons (EV 10.730) door (updated weekly). We can now support multiple members in the space at once, provided safety measures are maintained (check the door for maximum capacity).

To book this space, please e-mail Anna at textiles.materiality@concordia.ca.

The equipment rooms (including the Jacquard, Tajima, Brother Embroidery machine, etc) will be booked by Gen using the Web Checkout system.

Please e-mail Gen at tm.support@concordia.ca to book this equipment. Note that remote work will be encouraged whenever possible.

DROP-INS

We are now able to support drop-ins to the Cluster Commons (EV 10.730). Priority will be given to members who have booked the space, but you are more than welcome to stop by at any point.


SANITARY MEASURES

All Cluster members will be expected to follow the government-recommended sanitary measures, which include:

○ maintaining a two-metre distance from other members
○ washing hands frequently (there is a sink with anti-bacterial soap in the Cluster Commons)
○ wiping down any surfaces/tools that you use with disinfectant when you leave the space
○ wearing a mask at all times

We have set up a sign-in sheet in each Cluster space where we expect members to sign in and out as well as indicate which tools/surfaces they have used and clean accordingly (supplies provided).

For any questions or concerns regarding sanitary measures, please reach out to Gen at tm.support@concordia.ca.

Note: The Embroidery Software is available remotely, so all registered students and faculty have access (using the Concordia VPN). Two members may book the software at a time. If you would like to book this software, please e-mail Gen at tm.support@concordia.ca.