Banner/Minerva will be unavailable for a brief period this evening, July 24, at approximately 10:30 pm, for system maintenance.
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.
All McGill instructors are invited to the Fair to share their teaching experiences with different technologies and demonstrate how they use them for teaching and learning. Register early using the online registration form (click on "More information"); prizes for early registration will be awarded! If you want to showcase your work and/or demonstrate examples at the Fair, please email Adam Finkelstein by April 28. The Fair takes place at the Faculty Club on Thursday, May 4, from 1 to 4 pm.
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.
Warning: Scam email phishing for your personal information: Please delete immediately. Please note that an email asking for personal information such as McGill Username and Password, and possibly your Date of Birth, has been sent to many users. It may also threaten to delete one of your McGill accounts if you do not reply with the information. This email 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. If you receive this email, please delete it immediately. If you have already replied to this email and sent your personal information, you need to reset your McGill Password and Minerva PIN (and any other passwords that relate to your Date of Birth) as soon as possible. Instructions for changing your McGill Password and Minerva PIN can be found in the McGill IT Knowledge Base and also by clicking HELP on the Minerva Login screen.
Outlook users who are not connected to McGill's network may be experiencing problems with Exchange.
The McGill e-payment service for processing all Internet-based credit card payments, such as those associated with applications for admission to McGill or McGill-licensed software (ELMS), is currently unavailable. The service is not expected to resume until January 12.
Email service for students on the PO-BOX server is now restored.
Two class photos features are now available on Minerva's SR Admin Menu.
This is an important notice intended for all McGill students. As of January 1, 2004, the University-wide "Policy on Email Communication with Students" comes into effect. Email will be recognized as one of the official means of communication between McGill University and its students.