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IST Audio-Visual hosting installed classroom and equipment demonstrations

August 6, 2019 — 
Want to take the stress out of the first day of teaching and feel confident using your electronic classroom? We can help! IST Audio-Visual is hosting demonstrations of the university’s installed classroom and portable audiovisual equipment.

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CANHEIT-ARC logo on digital screen

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Meeting in the middle worth the trip

July 8, 2019 — 
This June, professionals working directly in higher education IT and related areas, shared their expertise and enthusiasm, enjoying an opportunity to learn from each other at a unique higher ed IT conference held this year in Winnipeg.

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Did you click the link?

May 21, 2019 — 
Information Security & Compliance sent all U of M employees a simulated phishing email during National Fraud Prevention Month in March. Last year, the same phishing simulation was used. And like last year, the email pretended to be from the university’s payroll department and contained the subject line, “Important notice regarding your tax information.”

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We need to talk about your password

April 2, 2019 — 
It is annoying to have to remember multiple passwords for all of the different sites and services we use - our bank, email, social media sites etc. - which is why it is so tempting to use the same password in multiple locations. If you used that password for multiple services and it was somehow compromised by a fraudulent email message for example, a cyber criminal would have access to all of your accounts. That is a big risk to take.

Marh is Fraud Prevention Month

Information Services and Technology News

March is Fraud Prevention Month

March 15, 2019 — 
Every year, too many Canadians fall victim to fraud. The methods that criminals use frequently change but their intention remains; to get their hands on your money or personal information or both.


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National IT conference comes to U of M in June

February 13, 2019 — 
Canada’s premier conference for higher education IT leaders and experts in advanced research and computing (ARC) will be hosted at the U of M this June 18-21 and you are invited to attend. The Canadian Higher Education Information Technology Conference, known as CANHEIT, brings together professionals working directly in higher education IT or in a related area to share their experiences and learn from each other.

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How is your personal information being collected, used and shared?

January 21, 2019 — 
What is Data Privacy Day? It’s an internationally recognized day intended to spark dialogue and awareness around how your personal information is collected, used and shared.

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Graphic which reads Practice Safe Online Shopping

Information Services and Technology News

Practice safe online shopping

December 11, 2018 — 
It's that time of year again and many of us are choosing the convenience of purchasing gifts online this holiday season. The holiday season is also the perfect time for cybercriminals to take advantage of unsuspecting online shoppers.

Banner 9 Upgrade Phase 1 Successful

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Banner Phase One Upgrade successful!

December 5, 2018 — 
The Aurora INB upgrade to Aurora Banner 9 Administration Pages was completed on schedule on Monday, November 26. The Banner system encompasses Aurora Student and Aurora Finance for online record keeping and access.

New Events Calendar

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The new and improved UM Events Calendar has arrived

November 27, 2018 — 
The new UM Events Calendar delivers a refreshed, modern event management interface, and is available for use in every faculty, department and unit as an individually customized platform.

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