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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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Safer Spaces Workshop: Indigenous Perspectives

Tue, 2014-10-28 14:00 - 16:30
McLennan Library Building : Room: MS-74, 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9

This workshop is designed and delivered by the First Peoples’ House.

This workshop examines, from multiple perspectives, issues related to the inclusion of Indigenous peoples on our campuses.  The workshop provides historical and contemporary information about laws and policies, demographics, and cultural and economic realities.  Participants will have the opportunity to apply new ideas and awareness, and build skills, by working through practical scenarios drawn from everyday work and life at McGill.

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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 Category:

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Software Licensing site maintenance - June 5

Thu, 2014-06-05 07:00 - 10:00

McGill's Software Licensing site will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation on Thursday, June 5, between 7 - 10am. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

The Software Licensing site is part of McGill's campus software program, providing easy access to centrally licensed software used in teaching, research and administration at the University.

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Pension System Maintenance - Saturday May 31, 7 am to 7 pm

Sat, 2014-05-31 07:00 - 19:00

The McGill Pensions System will be unavailable this Saturday May 31, from 7 am to 7 pm due to planned maintenance.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Pension System Maintenance - Saturday June 7, 7 am to 7 pm

Sat, 2014-06-07 07:00 - 19:00

The McGill Pensions System will be unavailable on Saturday June 7, from 7 am to 7 pm due to planned maintenance.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Telephone scam claiming to be from WestJet or Air Canada

Wed, 2014-05-21 14:51

Please be advised of a telephone scam claiming to be from WestJet or Air Canada 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, you are required to change your password.

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Inter-campus bus & residences wireless maintenance: Wednesday, May 14

Wed, 2014-05-14 05:00 - 07:00

Maintenance will be performed on the Inter-campus shuttle bus & REZ wireless networks on Wednesday, May 14, from 5:00 am to 7:00 am. 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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