What is McGill doing about the flu and how it might affect the University? As concern spreads about the potential effect the H1N1 flu pandemic might have on University operations now and in the fall, it is important to outline some of the steps McGill is taking to minimize disruption to people and operations.
Telus, McGill's external telephone carrier, is currently experiencing problems with their Central Office. As a result, McGill phone users may experience problems with both incoming and outgoing calls, and error messages such as "Number out of service".
Please note that there will be 2 maintenance periods, during which electricity will be shut down in Burnside Hall: Thursday, June 18, 7 am - 8 am Friday, June 19, from 3 am - 8 am There will be no power in the building, except for emergency lights and emergency elevators. IT systems will be running on backup power; however there is a risk that essential IT services may be interrupted.
Please note that there will be 2 maintenance periods during which electricity will be shut down in Burnside Hall. This maintenance was previously announced for June 9 and 10 but has been rescheduled to: Thursday, June 18 (30-60 minutes) starting at 7:00 am and Friday, June 19 (5 hours) starting at 3:00 am
The World Health Organization has announced that H1N1 flu (once referred to as “swine flu”) has become a global pandemic. It is important to understand that this development refers to the wider spread of the illness, not a particular increase in its intensity or severity.
There will be some limitations on the yourspam.mcgill.ca interface Thursday June 11, while fixing a problem with the Puremessage antispam system.
Scheduled maintenance of the EVault (email archiving solution) service will occur on Thursday, June 11, at 6am and will last for approximately two hours. Items archived in EVault will not be accessible during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please note that there will be 2 maintenance periods during which electricity will be shut down in Burnside Hall for 30 to 60 minutes. This maintenance was previously announced for June 9 and 10 but has been rescheduled to: Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 am Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 am
Minerva for Faculty and Staff website has been integrated into the IT Knowledge Base. Visitors to its pages can already see the links to the equivalent Knowledge Base articles.
McGill is now covered by a campus-wide licensing agreement with Microsoft, which allows the installation and use of the Microsoft Office Enterprise Suite (PC and Mac) and upgrades of the Windows Operating system on all McGill owned or leased computers. It's called the Microsoft Campus Agreement.
Users of BlackBerry Enterprise Server at McGill will experience delayed delivery of email and PIM syncs for approximately one hour between noon and 1pm, Friday, May 29th and between 12am and 1am, Saturday, May 30th. We also recommend BlackBerry users avoid opening PDF attachments during this time.