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.
Please be advised of the telephone scam about winning a trip to Florida. This is a scam and you have not won a trip. Pressing "9", as suggested, will generate a long distance charge on your telephone. McGill Network and Communications Services reported the automated call to Bell Canada this morning.
Please note that the Reggie IT service account manager will be unavailable on Saturday, February 19, 2005 from 09h00 to 17h00 due to an upgrade. Affected functions include changing passwords, as well as viewing and/or changing account information, payment information, email address information and UEA redirection. VPN, DAS and wireless access may experience intermittent authentication errors -- please try reconnecting after a short wait should this occur. All other functions including email access should remain intact. CFI WebTools and other Web services such as Elms, Drama and the Guest Network Account creation program will also be unavailable during this period. During the weekend, any persistent and urgent problems should be reported to 514-398-3699.
The vice-principal (research) announces with regret that Barbara Ouimet has stepped down as manager of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Program Office, for personal reasons. Ms. Ouimet has done an outstanding job over the last two years in improving McGill's performance on the CFI front, both in the obtaining of new awards and in the management of the awards we have obtained. She has created an office that operates in a highly professional manner, raising greatly our standing with the CFI. The resignation was effective January 31, but Ms. Ouimet will assist with the office on a part-time basis for the interim period. During the transitional period, all inquiries should be directed to the CFI Program Administrator by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 514-398-8965.
Some of the main telephone numbers are not working due to a technical problem with the McGill telephone system. We are working on resolving this problem.
Due to a system problem, approximately one quarter of incoming and outgoing email messages were returned to senders today between 11:10 am and 11:50 am. The problem has since been resolved and email delivery is back to normal.