The Studios for Integrated Media (SIM)

The SIM is available to Faculty of Fine Arts faculty, staff, and all students currently enrolled in at least one course or program in the Faculty of Fine Arts. Sign out digital still and video cameras, lighting and grip gear, audio recording equipment and much more.

HoursBorrow Equipment

Sim Lab & COVID-19

  • The Sim labs are closed.
  • We will still be accept equipment returns after this date.
  • For more information please visit UVic’s COVID-19 site for details about the university’s response.


The SIM offers multiple digital facilities for Faculty of Fine Arts students & faculty, including two computer labs, music studios, and dedicated studios for writing, visual arts & theatre students.

We also offer an equipment room for cameras, lighting & grip gear, audio recording equipment & much more. Details can be found on our Equipment page.

Computer Lab Hours

The SIM lab is Open for the term.

Fall & Spring Hours

Monday    Closed
Tuesday    Closed
Wednesday    Closed
Thursday    Closed
Friday    Closed
Saturday  Closed
Sunday   Closed

Important Dates

The Studios for Integrated Media (SIM) is closed Saturday’s and statutory holidays.

September 4 — Open for First Term
October 13-14 — Closed for Thanksgiving
November 10-11 — Closed for Remembrance Day
December 14 — Closed until spring semester

January 6 — Open for Second Term
Feb 17, Closed for Family Day
April 10-13, Closed for Easter
April 24 — Closed for the Summer Session

Equipment Room Hours

The equipment room is open for the term

Return time

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Equipment is accepted for return. Gear may be signed out during this period, but availability is not guaranteed.

Equipment pickup

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

  • Equipment may be signed out during this period.

The equipment room is closed on Wednesdaysweekends and statutory holidays.

Late fees will apply to gear returned late. Borrowing privileges will be suspended until fees are paid.

eMail: or call: 250-721-7310.



Where are we located?

Our primary SIM Labs are located in the Fine Arts Building, which is located across the Ring Road from the MacLaurin Building, right next to Finnerty Gardens. Accessed from parking lot 6 or 10 on the west side of the UVic Campus.