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Public Display System unavailable 8am April 14 to 6pm April 15

Mon, 2014-04-14 08:00 - Tue, 2014-04-15 18:00

The Public Display System will be unavailable from 8:00 am Monday April 14, 2014 to 6:00 pm Tuesday April 15, 2014 due to an upgrade to a new version of the underlying software and hardware.

During this downtime, display screens across campus will display a message saying that they are undergoing maintenance, and the Cisco Digital Media Manager interface will be unavailable to upload/change screen content.

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Heartbleed vulnerability

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:39

You may have become aware, through media or other means, of a computer security vulnerability called Heartbleed that is affecting networks around the world.

This bug, which has existed since late 2011 but was only widely recognized this week, makes password and other sensitive data vulnerable to theft.

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Campus & Residences Wireless maintenance: Thursday, April 10

Thu, 2014-04-10 04:00 - 07:00

Maintenance will be performed on the campus & REZ wireless networks on Thursday, April 10, from 4:00 am to 7:00am. You may be disconnected from the wireless network for approximately 15 minutes during the maintenance period.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Wireless certificate change - Friday, April 11 at 7am

Wed, 2014-04-09 18:05

The wireless certificate used by McGill University will be changed on Friday, April 11th at 7:00 am. The majority of devices should automatically re-authenticate to the wireless network and should not experience any loss of connectivity.

If you are presented with a certificate (or Windows Security) warning when connecting to McGill's wireless networks after the change, do one of the following:

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UPDATE - April 10 - 10:30 am: Outlook 2013 client email and Lync issues

Wed, 2014-04-09 09:19

UPDATE - May 5, 2014 - 11:00am:
Most of the affected computers have been restored with MS Office 2013. All affected users were contacted, but we have not received replies from users of the few remaining affected computers.

UPDATE - April 10, 2014 - 10:30 am:
A fix continues to be worked on.

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e-Elections System Unavailable Tuesday, April 8, from 10-11:30pm

Tue, 2014-04-08 22:00 - 23:30

The e-Elections (Omnivox) system, used to hold University elections online, will be unavailable due to a maintenance operation on Tuesday, April 8, from 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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myMcGill portal maintenance - Wednesday, April 3, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Thu, 2014-04-03 16:00 - 17:00

The myMcGill portal will be unavailable for approximately an hour, on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, for scheduled maintenance.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. In the meantime, you can still access major IT services, using the links on When myMcGill is unavailable page.

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McGill Password reset, Student/Staff Directory and other services unavailable for maintenance on Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sun, 2014-04-06 08:00 - 17:00

Due to a maintenance operation on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, McGill Passwords will not be able to be created or reset, either through Minerva, the Change McGill Password link on the myMcGill portal, or via the Forgot Password?

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Battery recall on Lenovo Thinkpad laptops from 2010-11

Fri, 2014-03-28 16:08

On March 27, 2014, Lenovo voluntarily recalled certain lithium-ion batteries, which were manufactured for use with ThinkPad notebook computers that shipped worldwide between October 2010 and April 2011.

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uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - April 23

Wed, 2014-04-23 16:00 - 18:00

The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, April 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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