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New director of libraries arrives

Janine Schmidt made a name for herself as an inventive and forward-looking librarian at the University of Queensland. Now she's the new Trenholme Director of Libraries at McGill, and she's ready for the challenge.

Published: 10 Mar 2005

Point, click, vote

McGill's Post-Graduate Students' Society has introduced a new online voting system, with an assist from Tony Masi.

Published: 10 Mar 2005

McGill translates Canada at regional summit on the information society in Dubai

Joining the panel of experts at the 10th Dubtech Summit held in the United Arab Emirates on February 8 and 9, 2005, McGill University's James Archibald underlined Canada's strategies and approaches in shaping the information society.

Published: 2 Mar 2005

Resetting of Minerva PINs for faculty and staff

The following message is intended for all McGill faculty and staff.

Published: 24 Feb 2005

SYTACom goes live

SYTACom will serve as an intellectual watering hole, drawing together and nourishing researchers working on advanced systems and technologies in communications. The new infrastructure will pool knowledge and build networks.

Published: 24 Feb 2005

Notice of change to Banner Proxy server

NCS IST Security will OPEN restrictions currently set on the Banner Proxy Server (Windows) on Tuesday, February 22, at 08h30. The change is being performed to resolve an intermittent slow connectivity problem that is being experienced by some NetWare clients who use Banner. Although we do not anticipate any problems as a result of the change, ICS Customer Support has been notified and are prepared to report any abnormalities to NCS.

Published: 18 Feb 2005

Update to Minerva downtime - February

10 pm Sat., February 19, 2005 to noon Sun., February 20, 2005.

Published: 17 Feb 2005

Mydoom mass mailing worm affecting McGill email system

The W32.Mydoom.AX@mm worm is spreading through the McGill email system.

Published: 17 Feb 2005

Telephone scam - You have won a trip to Florida

Please be advised of the telephone scam about winning a trip to Florida. This is a scam and you have not won a trip. Pressing "9", as suggested, will generate a long distance charge on your telephone. McGill Network and Communications Services reported the automated call to Bell Canada this morning.

Published: 15 Feb 2005

Reggie and WebTools unavailability - Feb. 19, 2005

Please note that the Reggie IT service account manager will be unavailable on Saturday, February 19, 2005 from 09h00 to 17h00 due to an upgrade. Affected functions include changing passwords, as well as viewing and/or changing account information, payment information, email address information and UEA redirection. VPN, DAS and wireless access may experience intermittent authentication errors -- please try reconnecting after a short wait should this occur. All other functions including email access should remain intact. CFI WebTools and other Web services such as Elms, Drama and the Guest Network Account creation program will also be unavailable during this period. During the weekend, any persistent and urgent problems should be reported to 514-398-3699.

Published: 14 Feb 2005

McGill telephone system experiencing technical difficulties

Some of the main telephone numbers are not working due to a technical problem with the McGill telephone system. We are working on resolving this problem.

Published: 8 Feb 2005

Email problem of 06FEB05 resolved

Due to a system problem, approximately one quarter of incoming and outgoing email messages were returned to senders today between 11:10 am and 11:50 am. The problem has since been resolved and email delivery is back to normal.

Published: 7 Feb 2005

Minerva downtime - February

10 pm Sat., February 19, 2005 to 10 am Sun., February 20, 2005.

Published: 7 Feb 2005

Minerva downtime - January

10 pm Sat., January 29, 2005 to 10 am Sun., January 30, 2005.

Published: 24 Jan 2005

Important information regarding the upgrade to Microsoft's Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Do not proceed with the XP SP2 upgrade unless you have checked with your system administrator. If you do not have a system administrator, please contact IST Customer Services (ICS) through the Virtual Help Desk.

Published: 14 Jan 2005