The latest variant of the "Conficker" worm, known as Conficker.C, is set to be activated on April 1, 2009. This worm can allegedly stop prevention processes that will attempt to detect and/or clean the exploit. See the full IT Announcement for tips on preventing infection.
From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, sustainability-conscious people around the world will turn off their lights in recognition of Earth Hour. We encourage you to join us in this gestureof solidarity and of concern for the protection of resources that are both fragile and scarce.
Scheduled maintenance for McGill's Software Licensing website will occur on Thursday, March 26, at 7:45am and last for 30 minutes. During this maintenance you will not be able to log in to the website. If you are already logged in, however, you will be able to complete any transactions, including downloads.
On Wednesday, March 25, at approximately 10:35am, McGill will conduct a test of the mass notification service in classrooms. Should you hear the classroom phone ring, please pick it up and listen to the message. The entire test should take no more than 2 to 3 minutes.
Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing external sites and resources from within the McGill Network. We are currently investigating the issue and apologize for the inconvenience.
Dear members of the McGill community, I am writing to you to describe McGill’s financial challenges in a time of unprecedented economic uncertainty and our approach for facing this challenge. I ask for your ongoing support as we remain committed to our great University and its powerful and worthy mission during an unpredictable time.