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RESOLVED: Workday issues

Update: Tuesday July 5, 10:22 AM The issues some users were experiencing in accessing and using Workday have been resolved. Thank you for your patience.

Original message: July 5, 10:00 AM

Some users are experiencing issues accessing Workday. We are working to resolve this issue. We appreciate your understanding.

Published: 5 Jul 2022

Minerva/ Banner/ uApply/ myProgress/ myThesis monthly downtime for July

Minerva, Banner, uApply (the Graduate Admissions System) and myProgress (degree progress tracking) will be unavailable from Saturday, July 9 at 10 pm to Sunday, July 10 at 12 pm (noon), during scheduled monthly maintenance. See all scheduled monthly downtimes for these systems.

Published: 5 Jul 2022

FAMIS access now on containment site as of June 15, 2022

As of June Wednesday, June 15, 2022 McGill's Facilities and Space Maintenance System, FAMIS will only be accessible through a remote connection to a secure "containment" environment. This is necessary because FAMIS only runs in Internet Explorer, which is no longer supported by Microsoft.

Published: 15 Jun 2022

LISTSERV upgrade Tuesday, June 14

McGill's LISTSERV service will be upgraded on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from approximately 9 am to 12 pm. There will be a 3-hour interruption in service, during which time communications to McGill LISTSERV lists will not be delivered. If any mail is sent to a Listserv during the upgrade it will be queued and delivered once the new server is up and running.

List managers and administrators will notice a new web interface and several new features, listed below. These will be documented in the IT Knowledge Base and revised list owner guide, when the upgrade is completed.

Published: 1 Jun 2022

Microsoft is retiring the Internet Explorer browser

Get ready for Microsoft Edge, a modern, faster, and more secure browsing experience than Internet Explorer! Starting June 1st, we’ll be retiring the Internet Explorer browser gradually on all McGill supported computers. Whether Internet Explorer is your primary browser, or you only use it for specific tasks, you’ll no longer be able to access Internet Explorer on your device after this date. Instead, we’re moving to Microsoft Edge as our recommended browser.

Published: 25 May 2022

uPrint price increase as of May 1, 2022

As of May 1, 2022, the price of printing impressions (print and copies) using the uPrint service will be increased to the following:


Black and white impressions: $0.07/per impression Colour impressions: $0.23/per impression

To: (for all paper sizes)

Published: 26 Apr 2022

McGill’s Student Directory to be decommissioned on May 30, 2022

McGill’s Student Directory, where students can choose to share their contact information with their fellow students or the community at large, will be decommissioned as of May 30, 2022. If you are a student whose information is listed in the directory, no action is required on your part.

Published: 26 Apr 2022

Phishing scam: {Confidential- Password}

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "{Confidential- Password} Notification for [at]". The email indicates that your password is set to expire and contains a malicious link.

If you receive this or a similar message, please DO NOT click, copy/paste the link or reply to the message. If you receive content from people you do not know or from whom you do not expect to receive messages, delete the email immediately.

Published: 13 Apr 2022

RESOLVED: Lecture recording is currently unavailable

The Lecture Recording System (LRS) is now available.

Original message, posted at 3:39 PM, April 7. 2022:

Lecture Recording is currently unavailable due to a technical problem. We are working to resolve the issue and apologize for any inconvenience.

We will update this announcement as new information becomes available.

Published: 7 Apr 2022

UPDATED: Wired and wireless connectivity issues at 5100 de Maisonneuve

Update (March 30, 2022)

The wired network outage at 5100 de Maisonneuve reported last week is ongoing. We have learned that the issue  was caused by a fire in the manhole, which damaged the fiber cable. Emergency teams from the City of Montreal are on site and we hope to be able to resolve the issue by early next week once their work is complete. Check back here for status updates.

Original message (March 23, 2022)

Published: 23 Mar 2022

Data Privacy Day 2022 Contest: Congratulations to the winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Data Privacy Day 2022 Contest prize:

Satish Kumar Tumulu (pictured) is the grand prize winner and has received a $100 e-gift card to the Le James Bookstore.

Alice Guo, the 2nd place winner, has received a $50 e-gift card.

Published: 18 Mar 2022

Cartoon of the month

Cartoon caption: Of course I value my privacy ... that's why I only share my personal information with 700 of my closest friends! Do you trust 700 of your friends?

Share information with those who need to know. Do 700 people really need to know? Realize that when you put personal information in an email, or on social media, you may easily be sharing it with more people than you would want to.

Published: 16 Feb 2022


Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "BITCOIN ATM SURVEY". The email requests that recipients send their personal email address to be considered for a fraudulent income opportunity. The message also contains a malicious link.  See an example of the message to the left.

Published: 15 Feb 2022

Teams meeting recordings to expire after 1 year

Starting February, 2022, all new Teams recording files will automatically be set to expire 365 days (one year) after they are recorded if no action is taken.

Note that since August, 2021, recordings are either stored in the OneDrive account of the person who started the meeting (for recordings started from outside a Teams channel), or in the Team's SharePoint site (for meetings started within a Teams channel).

Published: 1 Feb 2022

Tips to avoid issues with Zoom recordings

Tips for all McGill If you are signing into Zoom directly, go to - If you are not accessing Zoom through myCourses (recommended method), be sure to sign into McGill's zoom site with your McGill Username and Password, not the general site. Tips for instructors Automatically record meeting in the cloud  - It may seem obvious, b
Published: 15 Jan 2022


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