Information Technology

Participate in Data Privacy Week at UBC: Jan. 27-31, 2020

Participate in Data Privacy Week at UBC: Jan. 27-31, 2020

International Data Privacy Day is Jan. 28, and is an international effort to empower individuals and institutions to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.

To highlight the significance of data privacy at UBC, a week of programming has been developed to provide faculty and staff with more insight on recent work by the Office of University Counsel, Safety and Risk Services, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) covering the impact technology is having on our privacy rights while underlining the importance of valuing and protecting personal information at UBC.

Events are free to attend, and will occur at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan over the week of Jan. 27-31. RSVP is required by Jan. 24 due to limited seating. Visit for the full line-up of events.

Enhanced CWL at UBC

Enhanced CWL at UBC

Protecting the personal information of faculty, staff, and students is a top priority for the university. As cybersecurity tools become more sophisticated, hackers are targeting users, not computers, to discover a user’s credentials.

To keep personal information at UBC secure, faculty and staff are being asked to update their Campus-Wide Login (CWL) account to an ‘Enhanced CWL’ account. This update features an additional layer of protection with multi-factor authentication (MFA) provided by Duo Security. Multi-factor authentication is a security standard across North America, providing an effective way to prevent unauthorized access to information.

While many units on campus are already enrolled, some have not yet gone through this process. Please note that Enhanced CWL will be required for all staff and faculty at UBC by Nov. 1, 2019.

FAQs and quick start videos can be found on the Enhanced CWL page at Individuals can enroll and begin using multi-factor authentication by visiting

Back to school with IT resources

Now that school is back in session, UBC IT has a reminder that you can visit their website to see all the resources available to faculty and staff. Visit to see their full listing.

Key IT resources

Update Your UBC Wireless Connection by May 9

Update Your UBC Wireless Connection by May 9

Important changes are coming to UBC’s wireless connection (ubcsecure, eduroam, and ubcprivate) which will impact faculty, staff, and students at both UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, and hospital sites.

UBC faculty, staff and students must download and run AutoConnect on all their desktop and all mobile devices by May 9 to ensure uninterrupted WiFi access on campus.

Instructions to download AutoConnect can be found on

Android users will be able to renew after May 9 as they are unable to run concurrent network set-up.

Questions? Contact