Virtual Reality | Gaming

The Digital Scholarship Centre offers access to gaming consoles and our VR studio can be used for learning, testing and experiencing VR content.

Virtual Reality


The DSC has one HTC Vive Pro VR system, an industry-leading VR kit that offers a high-definition display and advanced motion tracking. Experiences and games we currently provide include Google Tilt Brush, Google Earth, Beat Saber, Free Diver and more.

VR Studio Policy

  • VR studio is bookable by the University of Alberta, faculty, staff, and students
  • Maximum occupancy – 3 people
  • VR Studio and all equipment are for academic, non-commercial use.
  • First-time users need to complete a tutorial with a designated DSC staff member
  • No food or drink in the VR studio
  • Equipment cannot be removed from the room

Gaming Studio


The DSC currently has two video game consoles and we are in the process of setting up a designated, bookable space with a small collection of games for you to play and learn. Stay tuned!


The DSC provides access to a variety of virtual reality and gaming software. This includes Terragen 4, Autodesk Maya and Eagle. Our high computers have a large RAM capacity to handle data-heavy media projects. You must book a time to use the computers. Visit the Software page for more information.