The fall semester has begun, and with the return of fall we will be seeing earlier sunsets and rainy weather. Please share this information with your employees, especially those who work outside of standard office hours.
UBC’s safety resources
You might want to use AMS Safewalk (604-822-5355) to request accompaniment while walking on campus after dark. Safewalk can be used by faculty and staff as well as students.
Daylight Saving Time has ended, and darkness is setting in earlier every evening. Please be aware of what safety services you have access to on campus:
Safewalk & Campus Security
Safewalk is a free service provided by the AMS and is dedicated to safety on campus. Safewalk will send a co-ed pair of walkers to accompany you to any location on campus. Safewalk works closely with Campus Security and the RCMP.
For a walk:
Call 604-822-5355 any time between 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, a joint effort by government and business leaders from across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand to put into effect better practices and safeguards to combat cybercrime. At UBC, we are acutely aware of the importance for all faculty, staff and students to take time every day to safeguard our collective privacy.
Take the Clean Desk Test!
This month, make privacy and information security a priority in your daily life. Take the Clean Desk Test to see how many privacy and information security risks you can spot. All complete entries will have a chance to win an iPad mini, or one of two $50 Best Buy gift cards. Read contest details.
If you haven’t already, take the Privacy & Information Security Fundamentals online training course. All faculty, staff, researchers, teaching assistants, and other members of the UBC community who deal with sensitive, confidential or personal information should take this training to understand the security measures needed to protect private information.