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IT Services unit rebranding

The IT unit Network and Communications Services (NCS) has been renamed to better reflect the various areas of expertise and services they provide. As such, the unit is now called IT Infrastructure and Information Security (IIS).

Published: 18 Jan 2022

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

Minerva, Banner, uApply (the Graduate Admissions System), myProgress (degree progress tracking) and myThesis (Thesis Examination Management ) will be unavailable from Saturday, January 22 at 10 pm to Sunday, January 23 at 12 pm (noon), during scheduled monthly maintenance. See all scheduled monthly downtimes for these systems.

Published: 18 Jan 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, but some professors have n
Published: 15 Jan 2022

IT Security improvement for all ICS-managed laptops starting on Monday, January 17, 2022

All ICS-managed Windows laptops will receive an important IT Security update starting on Monday, January 17, 2022. IT Services will deploy Cisco Umbrella to ICS-managed Windows laptop computers to further promote the safety and security of our computing environment and devices.  

What is Cisco Umbrella?  

Published: 13 Jan 2022

Introducing Gartner Technical Resource Library

In line with our strategic goal to be a first-class learning organization, McGill has engaged with Gartner, an industry-leading research and advisory service, to deepen and expand our insight into IT industry best practices and trends. We are pleased to announce that all members of the McGill community (administrative staff, academic staff, researchers, students) now have access to this Gartner resource.

Published: 10 Jan 2022

The myMcGill portal: New home, new look!

The myMcGill portal is now located at Its new format features a publicly accessible home page and customized content for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Simply click on your affiliation at the top of the portal homepage to access your resources.  

Published: 3 Jan 2022

RESOLVED: uPrint connectivity issues following upgrade

We have addressed the login issue affecting some of the uPrint machines. All printers are now responsive. Should you have any issues, please contact the IT Service Desk. Thank you for your patience.


Published: 14 Dec 2021

All McGill student, staff, and faculty accounts are protected with 2FA

As of December 8, 2021 all McGill student, staff, and faculty accounts are protected with two-factor authentication (2FA)! You now have the power to block a cyberattack and protect your personal data, as well as institutional data.

We reached the University’s goal of securing all remaining staff, student and faculty accounts by the end of the year. We couldn’t have done it without your collaboration and the support of each faculty and department.

Published: 9 Dec 2021

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021: Congratulations to the Lunch for 2 at Lola Rosa contest winners!

Congratulations to Emily Duong and Ivette Rodrigo, the two lucky winners of the Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 contest! Each has won lunch for 2 at Lola Rosa.  

Published: 8 Dec 2021

UPDATE: myMcGill portal relocated


The myMcGill portal is now located at For details, please see the full announcement. 


Original announcements: December 7, 2021

Published: 7 Dec 2021

Cartoon of the month

November / December 2021 Cartoon caption: Did you see some boxes of confidential personal information? I left them on the floor right beside my desk! Properly store and dispose of confidential information.

Be careful of how you store or dispose of confidential documents to avoid privacy breaches. Your information can be more valuable than you suspect, so you wouldn't want them to land in the wrong hands.

Published: 30 Nov 2021

NEW: SharePoint Online cloud file storage solution

SharePoint is not new... if you’re using Microsoft OneDrive, Teams or Forms, you are already using SharePoint! It’s the file storage platform behind these Microsoft 365 tools.

Now you can request SharePoint Online sites as a cloud-based file storage alternative to network shared drives, D2 spaces or sharing files from your personal OneDrive.

Published: 22 Nov 2021

Contest now closed: Win lunch for 2 at Lola Rosa - Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 contest

The Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 contest is now closed. 

Published: 15 Oct 2021

Congratulations to the grand prize winner!

Congratulations to Mehak Khanna, winner of the IT Virtual Student Fair Apple Watch Giveaway! Mehak was randomly selected from a list of McGill students who attended the IT Virtual Student Fair on September 10th, 2021.

Published: 15 Oct 2021

Skype for Business messaging ends Oct 15 – switch to MS Teams

Faculty and staff members: If you are still using Skype for Business "On premise" for text messaging and video/audio calls, please switch to Microsoft Teams, the recommended application for internal McGill communications. As of October 15, 2021, faculty and staff members (except those who were given a Skype/Lync phone) will no longer be able to sign into the Skype for Business app.

Published: 5 Oct 2021


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