External emails to include a new security warning banner

UBC Cybersecurity and UBC IT Communication & Collaboration Services will be launching a new email security enhancement on September 28, 2020, targeting emails that originate from outside the university. This enhancement will add a warning tag to the top of emails that originate from outside the University. The External Email Security Warning Tag serves as a reminder […]

Telephone services maintenance – Okanagan Campus, September 19, 2020, 08:00-12:00 PT

Planned maintenance will be conducted on the Okanagan campus telephone system Saturday September 19, 2020, between the hours of 08:00 to 12:00 PT. Phone service to and from campus will be intermittent during this time, with no incoming calls from 10:00-12:00 PT. This is the final outage required to complete our full upgrades to the […]

Tuesday September 15 – 2100 to 2200 PT – Planned upgrades to campus phones, outage for incoming calls

UBC IT Okanagan will be conducting required maintenance and upgrades on the campus telephone system this week. There will be an outage for all incoming calls Tuesday September 15, 2020 from 2100 to 2200 PT. Local calls within campus, 5 digit dialing on campus and outgoing calls including to emergency services will NOT be affected. […]

UBC Research Data Management Fall Series 2020

Interested in learning more about research data management (RDM)? Heard about the Tri-Agency’s upcoming RDM Policy and want to know how to meet the requirements? The UBC RDM Fall Series 2020 will run daily virtual sessions from September 28 – October 16. These sessions will walk through the full research data lifecycle, with a series […]

Message from the CIO – August 2020

August 31, 2020 August marks the sixth month since UBC transitioned to remote teaching, learning, and working in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. September preparedness this year has taken on a very different pace within the OCIO and UBC IT as a result of converging priorities and supporting the remote experience in addition to the usual […]

UBC IT Community Update – July 30, 2020

Read this month’s news from Jennifer Burns, Associate Vice-President, Information Technology & Chief Information Officer, including details on: Implementation of Microsoft Teams (MS Teams) and OneDrive Remote Access to Application Software and Computer Lab Resources Discounted Vendor Packages for Students Internet Connectivity Improvement for International Students  Relaxed FIPPA Data Residency Requirements Extended Read the full […]

Register for 2020 UBC Research Computing Summer Sessions

Interested in high-performance computing? Want to learn a new programming language? UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) is hosting the 4th annual UBC Research Computing Summer Sessions from August 17th-28th, 2020. This year, the program will be offered virtually in the form of a series of webinars and hands-on online workshops. The Summer Sessions are free […]

buyIT Website Retired

To prepare for the launch of Workday this fall, UBC IT Okanagan will be retiring the buyIT technology equipment purchasing portal on August 1, 2020. Staff and faculty can continue to request quotes or purchase items such as computers, software and technology accessories by submitting a ticket to the IT helpdesk at helpdesk.ok.ubc.ca. More details […]

UBC Upgrading to Improved Malware Protection Solution

Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) is now the recommended and preferred malware protection solution for all computers managed by UBC IT.  This solution will replace Sophos Antivirus for all UBC supported desktops and laptops, with the UBC Sophos Antivirus license expiring July 29, 2020.  What does this mean? Computers provided by UBC Okanagan – Windows […]