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MATLAB coming April 1st for all McGill students

As of April 1st, the latest version of MATLAB® will be available for students to download for free.

MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages.

Published: 27Mar2015

uApply (Graduate Admissions System) downtime - April 1


The uApply system will undergo a scheduled downtime on Wednesday, April 1, between 6:30 am and 8:30 am. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

Campus Wireless maintenance Thursday, March 26


Maintenance will be performed on the campus and REZ wireless networks on Thursday, March 26, 2015 starting at 4:45 am and lasting approximately 3 hours.

myMcGill portal down for maintenance Sunday, March 22 between 10am - noon


The myMcGill portal will be down for maintenance on Sunday morning, March 22, 2015 between 10:00 am and noon. The maintenance work might take from 10 minutes up to two hours.

Maintenance on Knowledge Base service Saturday, March 28


On Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, McGill's Knowledge Base services will undergo maintenance to upgrade the underlying software.  Knowledge bases for Information Technology and Financial Service

Web VPN service no longer available to access Library e-resources as of March 16, 2015

As of March 16, 2015, the Web VPN service will only be available to access archived online courses in WebCT (Fall 2010 to Winter 2012).

Current students, faculty and staff can access Library e-resources via wireless network when on campus, and directly from the web browser via EZProxy or via McGill's VPN when off-campus.

Published: 12Mar2015

McGill Password Security Questions (PSS) was decommissioned on February 23

As part of an ongoing effort to streamline services, the McGill Password Security Questions (PSS) tool was decommissioned on Monday, February 23. While this tool was initially launched with the goal of providing additional security questions and password reset functionality to our end-users, it essentially duplicated options that were already available in Minerva and caused user confusion.

Published: 5Mar2015

Disruption of wired & wireless network in BMH Friday, March 6


The replacement of a defective UPS will affect wired and wireless connectivity in Bishop Mountain Hall as well as the REZ network in BMH on Friday March 6 at 7:30am for around 10 minutes.

Resolution: Windows update causes problems with Cisco AnyConnect VPN client

The Cisco AnyConnect client software, which is used to connect to McGill's VPN, does not work after the Windows update for IE11 is installed. The error message displayed is:
"Failed to initialize connection subsystem".

To resolve this issue, run Windows Update. Windows Update is included in your Control Panel. To check for updates:

Published: 16Feb2015

Tuition Tax Receipts (T2202A and Relevé 8) will be unavailable from February 18-23


Students, please note that the Tuition Tax Receipts (T2202A and Relevé 8), accessible in Minerva and from the Student Accounts portlet in myMcGill, will be unavailable starting at 3:00 pm