McNaughton Center - The Lab

The McNaughton Center is an open laboratory space that any Student Branch member is welcome to use at any time. (24/7 access is provided via a CardKey, which also gives you access to other rooms in the ELW building)

Located in ELW B350 the McNaughton Center gives students space to work on personal and academic projects.

Equipment Highlights

  • Oscilloscopes
  • Function Generator
  • Soldering Equipment
  • Dremel
  • Desktop Computers
  • Free Printing
  • Microprocessors
  • Books and Publications
  • Wires, Resistors, etc.

Gaining Access

To gain access to the McNaughton Center, simply apply to join the Student branch. Make sure that you fill in the appropriate fields for your IEEE Member Number and Netlink ID to ensure that your application is processed quickly.
Once an Executive Member reviews your information, you will receive a confirmation email that you have been granted access to the Lab space, and will be able to tap your CardKey to enter.

Email us at if you have any questions about the process.

Who was McNaughton?

General Andrew G.L. McNaughton is remembered by most people as a military man who later became a member of the Canadian cabinet, assuming the post of Minister of Defense. His many other contributions to Canada are not realized. McNaughton was a graduate of McGill University, holding the degree of Master of Science, with Honours in Electrical Engineering. His interest in science resulted in the invention of the cathode ray direction finder - the direct forerunner of radar.


The IEEE Student Branch would like to thank: Subhasis Nandi, Kin Li, Dave Gregson and the Victoria IEEE Section, Dean Michael Miller, Nikitas Dimopoulos, Mary Anne Teo, Zuomin Dong, Steve Campbell, Pat McKnight, Dale Mervyn, Sunny Mahajan...and all those students who have attended planning meetings and helped us sort out our grant proposals.