Because of multiple virus infected and/or compromised machines connecting on McGill's VPN, and sending viruses and spam through the anti-spam gateway, access to port 25 has been blocked from the following subnet to the mx.mcgill.ca gateway: 22.214.171.124/24. All machines on the McGill network should be sending mail through mailhost.mcgill.ca as their smtp server.
Once again, McGill's Spring Convocation ceremonies for the downtown campus will be celebrated on the lower field, west of the Roddick Gates, from Monday, May 30 to Friday, June 3, 2005, inclusive. This may cause some inconvenience to monthly parking permit holders.
Virus infected machines affected our email servers yesterday, causing an overload and delay in email delivery. If you were expecting some important email, and you have not received it yet, please contact the person to have them send it to you again.
The University is currently experiencing a campus-wide email distribution problem. Some users may experience a slowdown of mail delivery. We are working on resolving this problem and will inform you as information becomes available.
Minerva and all related Banner administrative systems, including the Banner data warehouse, will be unavailable from 6:45 am to 1 pm on Friday, March 25.
Please note that ICS Self Service, HEAT and the McGill University Central Software Distribution Site (ELMS e-academy) will be unavailable on Sunday, March 20, 2005 from 09h00 to 14h00, due to a system upgrade.
Due to the pending demonstration today on the corner of Sherbrooke and McGill College, the Shuttle Bus route will be modified as of 3:00 pm. The Shuttle Bus will stop and pick up students in front of the Museum of Fine Arts at the corner of Crescent and Sherbrooke. The service will return to normal tomorrow morning (Thursday, March 17).
There has been a rash of laptop thefts these past few months at McGill. Laptops have been stolen from libraries, offices and residences. McGill Security Services has some suggestions to help you protect your laptop, and the data or software stored on it, from theft.
The Staff Development Calendar this spring offers both new courses, such as Project Management, Presentation Skills, and Diversity in the Workplace, along with all the old favourites...
If you are a member of the Supplemental Health and/or Dental Plans and have incurred any health and/or dental expenses for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2004, you have until March 31, 2005 to submit your claims to Manulife Financial for reimbursement.