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Phishing scam: [name] is inviting you to collaborate on [mcgill username]

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating: It appears to be sent from a McGill user’s account with the subject "[name of McGill user] is inviting you to collaborate on [McGill username]". The email asks the recipient to click “Open” on a fraudulent link.

Published: 12 Jul 2021

Phishing scam related to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) with the subject "Constant Contact".  The email asks the recipient to click on fraudulent links which then downloads a malicious file to your device. 

Published: 3 Jun 2021

Minerva/ Banner/ uApply/ myProgress monthly downtime for August

Minerva, Banner, uApply (the Graduate Admissions System) and myProgress (degree progress tracking) will be unavailable from Saturday, August 7 at 10 pm to Sunday, August 8 at 12 pm (noon), during scheduled monthly maintenance. See all scheduled monthly downtimes for these systems.

Published: 23 Jul 2021

Skype for Business online service ends – switch to MS Teams

Students: The Skype for Business "Online" service has been decommissioned as of Monday, July 12, 2021. For communication with McGill parties, including text messaging, audio/video calls, virtual meetings and filesharing, we recommend using Microsoft Teams.

Published: 12 Jul 2021

Fun and games with cybersecurity

There’s nothing fun about getting hacked, so IT Services is offering you ways to have fun learning to protect yourself. Our IT Security Awareness training has been loaded with three new games to challenge your cyber-skills, and ten new episodes of our cybersecurity sitcom to keep you laughing through the summer.

Published: 6 Jul 2021

New URL to access myProgress

On June 22, 2021, IT Services will change the URL of myProgress (degree progress tracking) for students.

Current: Planned:

Other than there being some small interruptions to the service, the change will be transparent.

Published: 18 Jun 2021

“Vacation policy” - simulated phishing exercise to raise awareness of cyber fraud

Each year McGill users receive thousands of fraudulent email messages requesting that they click a link or download a file – this is known as “phishing”. Many people fall victim and provide personal information, such as their username and password.

Published: 14 Jun 2021

Phishing scam related to migrating to the New 2021 Microsoft Outlook Web Portal

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community from J.D. xxxx, Prof. asking you to migrate to the New 2021 Microsoft Outlook Web Portal.  See an example of the message to the left. The example we received says,


"All Staff are expected to migrate to the New 2021 Microsoft Outlook Web Portal to enable access to the below, click here [fraudulent link] to migrate immediately.

Published: 31 May 2021

Announcing McGill's Telephone Evolution Project - Seeking Early Adopters

IT Services is embarking on a major project to upgrade McGill’s end-of-life telephone system, bringing in a modern Internet-based solution, which will support today’s flexible work environment. Watch the trailer video

Published: 24 May 2021

RESOLVED: Are you trying to access documents in Minerva/Banner and receiving error messages?

Some users are receiving error messages when accessing documents from Minerva/Banner. IT Services is aware of this issue and we are actively working to resolve it.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to resolve this problem.

McGill IT Services

Published: 12 May 2021

Wireless network "" to be decommissioned July 13

NOTICE: The unencrypted wireless network '' will be decommissioned on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Please use '' as a secure way to connect to the McGill wireless network on all campuses and McGill residences.

View instructions on how to connect.

Published: 12 May 2021

Phishing scam: "Login Attempt"

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community with the subject "Login Attempt".  See an example of the message to the left. The example we received says,

"Dear user,

We recently encountered an unauthorized attempt to sign in to your email account. It is recommended that you validate your email account to keep it safe. 

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Please help us keep your account safe.

Published: 30 Apr 2021

uPrint price increase coming May 1, 2021

As of May 1, 2021, the price of printing impressions (print and copies) using the uPrint service will be increased to the following:


Black and white impressions: $0.065/per impression (tabloid: $0.13/per impression) Colour impressions: $0.22/per impression (tabloid: $0.44/per impression)

To: (for all paper sizes)

Published: 22 Apr 2021

NEW version of LimeSurvey (v3) now available - access to v2 restricted at end of August

McGill's new version of LimeSurvey (v3) was released earlier this year. LimeSurvey is a robust survey tool, often used for extensive research studies, that allows complex conditional branching and supports anonymous tokens.

Published: 8 Apr 2021


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