There is a virus .EXE file being sent in email messages containing the Subject: "RE: A report on radiation contamination of Canada". Messages with this subject are now being quarantined by McGill Anti-Spam system. In addition the virus .exe file is being stripped out. However, all users should be careful never to open any ZIP or EXE files attached to emails from unknown senders.
Instructors, you can now register online for new learning technology workshops, offered by IT Services and Teaching and Learning Services (TLS). In these workshops you will learn to integrate tools such as myCourses (WebCT), Tablet PCs, recording technologies and other learning technologies in your courses. See the full version of this announcement for workshop listing and links.
Students can sell their used textbooks for cash at the McGill Bookstore on Monday to Friday from August 25 to September 12. Buyback hours are from 10am to 5pm. Click on "Cash for Books" at the Bookstore website to see if the Bookstore wants your particular book.
To address the recent PDF security vulnerability on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), NCS will be performing maintenance and applying a software patch on the server. This will also re-enable support for PDF documents. Maintenance on the server will take place Friday, July 25 from 11:30 pm to approximately 3:30 am Saturday. The BES will be out of service during this period (no email).
Due to a security vulnerability associated with PDF documents on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, McGill is disabling PDF support for BlackBerry users until there is a resolution provided by Research in Motion. Service will be interrupted between 11:00 pm and 12:00 am tonight, July 17, while changes on the BlackBerry server are implemented. For details, see the full announcment.
The Faculty of Medicine staff have been migrated to the campus AD and as a result, on Friday July 4 2008, they will no longer be able to access workstation computers using the medicine or medserv domain (eg. email@example.com). To log on to workstation computers you need to use your McGill Username and McGill Password.
A current problem with the Imaging system prevents access to imaged documents in Minerva, Banner and Application Xtender tools. We are working at resolving the problem and apologize for any inconvenience.
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) had to be rebooted at around 8:30 a.m. this morning due to a network problem. Message flow will return to normal in around one hour.