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uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - July 30

Wed, 2014-07-30 16:00 - 18:00

The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, July 30, between 4 pm and 6 pm. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

uApply is the system used by applicants to McGill graduate programs and by admissions staff to process those applications.

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uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - July 23

Wed, 2014-07-23 16:00 - 18:00

The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, July 23, between 4 pm and 6 pm. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

uApply is the system used by applicants to McGill graduate programs and by admissions staff to process those applications.

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uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - July 16

Wed, 2014-07-16 16:00 - 18:00

The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, July 16, between 4 pm and 6 pm. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

uApply is the system used by applicants to McGill graduate programs and by admissions staff to process those applications.

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Content Management System (Documentum) - issue with search index

Thu, 2014-06-05 15:56

There is currently a problem with the Content Management System (Documentum) search index (in CenterStage and Webtop interfaces). Content uploaded or updated since May 31st may result in inaccurate search results.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we resolve this issue.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Mcgill.ca UPDATE"

Wed, 2014-06-04 16:39

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "Mcgill.ca UPDATE". A sample of the email is shown below.

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McGill staff: reset the McGill Password of resource account(s) you manage

Mon, 2014-06-02 16:36

In May, we requested that you change your McGill Password. Now, as a resource account(s) sponsor, we ask that you take action to ensure their password is also changed.

Unless you are the sole user of a resource account, changing its password requires some coordination:

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Changes to McGill's Anti-spam System (https://junkmail.mcgill.ca)

Thu, 2014-05-29 17:25

As of Monday, June 2, 2014, changes will be made to McGill's Anti-spam system in order to better protect the McGill community from phishing attempts and other email fraud.  The new settings may cause some messages to be falsely identified as spam and quarantined (blocked from your Inbox). 

How to know if messages sent to your Inbox have been quarantined

If you have not "opted out"  of the Anti-spam quarantine system or "unsubscribed" from the daily digest, you should receive daily notifications from

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Telephone scam from WestJet

Wed, 2014-05-21 14:51

Please be advised of a telephone scam from WestJet telling you that you won "points/miles" or you are a "perferred customer". The call might look like it is coming from a McGill phone number. This is a scam and you have not won anything. This is an attempt to steal your personal information. Simply hang up the phone if you receive one of these calls.

You can find more information about this scam on the WestJet website.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Mcgill.ca UPDATE"

Thu, 2014-05-15 16:39

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "Mcgill.ca UPDTATE". The message text states "shutting down some accounts due to congestion", and asks you to click on a link to "UPDATE".

Please delete this email immediately! Do not click on the link. It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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Heartbleed: reset your McGill Password

Wed, 2014-05-14 10:26

In April, we emailed you about the Heartbleed vulnerability and its potential impact on McGill. All of McGill’s central IT systems have been evaluated, and updates were applied where needed. As a final precaution, we strongly encourage you to change your McGill Password without delay

If you are a McGill staff member or resource account sponsor, you are required to change your password and that of the resource accounts you manage.

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