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By Breeonne Baxter on April 30, 2015
Please share this with your staff and faculty who may be on campus on Sunday, May 3
The UBC wireless service at the UBC campuses and the IAP service at the UBC Vancouver campus will sporadically be unavailable on May 03, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. due to annual infrastructure maintenance. This will affect ubcsecure, ubcvisitor, ubcprivate and eduroam networks at all UBC Vancouver campuses, including all teaching hospitals.
For updates on May 3, visit http://bulletins.it.ubc.ca
By Breeonne Baxter on February 7, 2013
Please share with your faculty and staff
IT has issued a security bulletin regarding the issue of Java vulnerability. Java is a development language and framework widely used in websites and applications. Many of UBC’s enterprise applications like the Learning Management System and the Student Information System use Java – these systems are safe to use, and must be accessed with a browser that has the Java plugin enabled. However, to protect against attack from websites of unverified origin, IT advises using two separate web browsers for different uses.
Instructions for disabling the Java plugin can be found at http://www.it.ubc.ca/service-catalogue/information-security/java-advisory-how-documentation. If assistance is needed in disabling the plugin for either of these browsers, help can be obtained either from your designated IT support group, or by contacting IT Service Centre staff at the following locations:
On the Vancouver campus phone 604-822-2008 or visit the Walk-In Support Centre in the UBC Bookstore. Further contact details can be found at http://www.it.ubc.ca/contact/helpdesk
On the Okanagan campus phone 250-807-9000 or visit the IT Helpdesk in ADM024B. Further contact details can be found at http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/itservices/welcome.html
More information is available at IT’s FAQ page at http://www.it.ubc.ca/service-catalogue/information-security/java-vulnerability-information-ubc-community
By Breeonne Baxter on January 24, 2013
Please share this with your staff and faculty
Held all over the world on Jan. 28 every year, Data Privacy Day empowers people to protect their privacy and the privacy of others. On Jan. 28, 2013, please take a few minutes to learn about the privacy issues that affect you and what you can do to protect yourself and the data you manage.
Staff, Faculty & Researchers: Take a privacy quiz and you could be entered to win one of three Blackberry Playbooks: http://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/access-and-privacy/data-privacy-day/
By Breeonne Baxter on October 3, 2012
For HR Administrators
UBC IT has received numerous requests to offer Microsoft’s SharePoint software (hosting and services) from faculties and departments campus-wide. This software enables information sharing, content storage and collaboration with full integration with MS Office.
In order to determine the overall demand and to better understand the requirements across UBC, IT asks that you complete a general survey to help IT understand what departments are looking for in this type of tool. As a thank you, IT is offering the chance to win one of three $50 gift certificates to the Bookstore for completing the survey.
To fill out the survey, please click here: https://ubc.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g1e41
If you have any questions, please contact Diana Yoon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Breeonne Baxter on October 3, 2012
Please share this with your faculty and staff
Currently, the UBC Mobile platform consists of several core services, including: a campus map, staff and faculty directory, dining listings, news, transit schedule, event listings, emergency information and more.
This is just the first step towards creating a better UBC mobile experience for all students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors. UBC IT plan to continue developing new features and important updates to the mobile website to foster and develop greater UBC community interaction.
To view the UBC Mobile website in action, visit m.ubc.ca on your smartphone or tablet.
See full information at http://it.ubc.ca/news/ubc-launches-new-mobile-web-platform.
By Breeonne Baxter on March 8, 2012
Please share this with your faculty and staff.
This message is shared on behalf of Oliver Gruter-Andrew, Chief Information Officer, and Larry Carson, Associate Director, Information Security Management.
UBC has launched an Information Security Awareness Programme designed to help departments better secure their electronic information. As part of this program, we have made an online security awareness training course available through Vista. This training is available to all UBC employees, including faculty, staff and graduate students, and consists of brief training modules delivered via web videos on topics from mobile devices, to social networking, to telecommuting and more, providing guidance on IT security, education on risks and how best to handle them.