Some McGill buildings are still affected by the telephone problem that was first reported on September 18, 2006. Voice mail users experiencing problems can access their mailboxes from other working telephones by dialing local 8227. NCS continues to make repairs and apologizes for the inconvenience caused.
Starting November 1, 2006, Internet Explorer version 7 (IE7) will be available for download directly from Microsoft. Normally, upgrade software is distributed automatically to the McGill community by NCS via the Central McGill WSUS system. However, due to the possibility that some web-based applications do not yet support IE7, NCS does not plan to release IE7 for automatic distribution.
In order to optimize our server resources, on Monday, May 1, at 5 pm we will archive all Winter 2005 courses, move the Winter 2005 semester offline and remove it from your myWebCT. All your course data will be preserved in this archive and all other semesters will remain unaffected. This will require no action on your part. As an instructor or course designer, if you require access to your Winter 2005 courses in the future, you should contact ICS Customer Support with your McGill ID and the full Course number, Section number and CRN (Example: ABCD-123-001 - 9876) of the Winter 2005 course. Your course content will be brought back online within 6 hours of the request being made.
A new online Student Directory is now available by clicking on the "Student directory" link at the top right of the McGill home page (and coming to a McGill web page near you within the next week or so). Inclusion in this directory is at the student's discretion (by default you are not included). If you are a student and you want to appear in this directory, you must log in to Minerva, go to the "Student Menu," click on "Student Directory" and choose the email address and/or a phone number to publish. You can also decide who can see your information: the world (everyone) or only the McGill community (those who first log in with McGill credentials). You can make it easier for your fellow students and colleagues to contact you by opting in to the Student Directory. Encourage others to opt in as well. The more students participate, the more effective the directory will be.
Due to maintenance, McGill's Anti-Spam Quarantine website, "yourspam" will be unavailable on Wednesday morning, April 2, 2008 for approximately 90 minutes starting at 7:30 a.m. Email will continue to function properly, including the quarantine functionality, during this scheduled maintenance.
Power has been restored to the Meakins-Christie building (2636 St. Urbain), after a power shut-down by Hydro-Québec this morning. Network connections in the building should be back to normal.
Due to technical problems on a central file server (FS1 cluster), users may have experienced problems accessing central files as well as printing today from 13h45 to 15h15. Full service has since been restored and measures are being taken to prevent similar problems from happening again. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.
Please note that the Exchange mail server will be unavailable on Monday, May 22, from 6 am to 8 am, due to maintenance. Incoming messages will be queued and delivered once the system is back up.
Two class photos features are now available on Minerva's SR Admin Menu.
McGill University invites applications and nominations for the Trenholme Director of Libraries. The position is funded by a named endowment, the first of its kind in Canada.