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Visual Schedule Builder unavailable during upgrade


Visual Schedule Builder will be unavailable for approximately one hour, Tuesday, December 6, 2016, from 12 noon to 1pm, while the system is upgraded. 

Visual Schedule Builder upgrade - new features and a new look

Visual Schedule Builder (VSB) is the tool that allows you to try out various course schedules, and preview your week in a visual calendar, before you register in Minerva.

As of Tuesday, December 6, 2016, VSB will be upgraded with enhanced functionality and a new look & feel. These are the new features you'll notice:

Published: 5Dec2016

Conclusion of the Office 365 Portal Fall Photo Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the Office 365 Portal Photo Contest!

The 3 photos that received the highest ratings were:

  •  Redpath Museum lit up at night in the snow, submitted by Vahid Ghorbanian
  •  Arts building with colorful trees and bikes in front, submitted by Hamed Rafezi
  •  Arts building with leaves on the ground, submitted by Reza Tadayon


These 7 photos receive honorable mentions:

Published: 25Nov2016

Security warning: Spam with possible malicious attachment ""Web Business Banking Support"

A fraudulent email containing a possibly malicious attachment has been reported with the subject line "Web Business Banking Support or TD Commercial Support- New Notice Concerning Your Online Security".  A sample of one of the emails is shown below.

Published: 25Nov2016

Anti-Phishing Program

Beginning November 23rd 2016, an automated email will be sent out whenever a change is made to sensitive data in your McGill record, including: SIN, Minerva PIN or Security Question, address, telephone number, payroll or student-related bank account information. Read More.

Published: 24Nov2016

Classroom AV Instructions tool, short downtime Nov. 24, 2016


Classroom Audiovisual Instructions will be unavailable for a short backend upgrade Thursday, November 24, 2016 at around noon for approximately 5 minutes.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

IT Services Survey 2016 for Students

Starting on November 17, the IT Services 2016 survey for students will be open for submissions. All students (Undergrad, Grad, Continuing Studies, etc.) may participate in this survey. Some of you may have already received an invitation by email.

Let us know how we’re doing and how we can continue to improve your experience with the IT services and technologies you use. 

Go to survey >>


Published: 17Nov2016

Phishing scam: "incoming messages are withheld ... exceeded bandwidth"

There is a phishing email circulating purporting to be from "Customized Language Programs - McGill - SCS", with a message telling users: "Some of your incoming messages are withheld because you have exceeded the bandwidth limit". The email asks users to CLICK Here to re-login and retrieve missing messages.

Published: 7Nov2016

Phishing scam: "Your November Salary Raise"

There is a phishing email circulating with content relating to your November salary increase. The message requests that the recipient click on a link to download documents.

Published: 4Nov2016

Wireless network testing tonight, Oct 26 - 10pm to 2am


IT Services will be doing some testing of the wireless network, over a 4-hour period from 10:00 pm on Wednesday, October 26 to 2:00 am on Thursday, October 27.