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Recent TikTok bans highlight the importance of social media security

March 27, 2023 — 
Currently, the university does not restrict which apps can and cannot be used. Instead, we encourage everyone to stay aware of the privacy risks when using social media platforms such as TikTok, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 

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March is Fraud Prevention Month

February 17, 2023 — 
Fraud is a growing concern in Canada, and universities are not immune to this problem. According to the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre, $530 million was lost to fraud in 2022 - a 28% increase from 2021.

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Skip the long lines and join a virtual queue instead

December 20, 2022 — 
Long lineups are common on campus during peak times of the school year, especially during the start of the Fall or Winter semesters. A queue management system can help better manage traffic, reduce time spent standing in a physical line, and increase the time university staff can spend providing student services.

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Don’t be fooled by a cyber Grinch

December 19, 2022 — 
There is so much activity this time of year it's easy to forget that not everyone is interested in making the season bright. Cybercriminals will ruin your holidays with glee. They will try to trick and trap you into jeopardizing your personal information, money and devices.

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Banner Administration Pages upgrade coming this January 2023

December 12, 2022 — 
Banner Administration Pages and Aurora Self-Service will be upgraded to the latest version from January 6, 2023, at 4 p.m. to January 9, 2023, at 8 a.m. This upgrade will bring important security enhancements and focus on improving the quality of the Administration Pages and Aurora Self-Service. It also includes changes to support the tax year 2022. 

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Staff and faculty directory improvements coming this month

December 12, 2022 — 
The Global Address List (GAL) is the directory of all staff and faculty at the University of Manitoba. It is accessible from the Address Book in Microsoft Outlook and any of Microsoft’s search tools related to people and organizations.

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Office to Microsoft 365 – What’s changing?

November 10, 2022 — 
If you have gone to recently you may have noticed a banner informing you that the Office app is becoming the “new” Microsoft 365 app. What does this mean for you?

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Feel confident using your electronic classroom this Winter

October 31, 2022 — 
Want to take the stress out of the first day of teaching and feel confident using your electronic classroom? We can help!

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You got phished. Now what?

October 23, 2022 — 
If you receive what you suspect to be a phishing email, don’t panic. Avoid clicking on any links or attachment, and do not reply to the message or forward it to anyone. Instead, you can report the email to spam [at] umanitoba [dot] ca. 

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Can you smell a phish?

October 14, 2022 — 
Cyber Security Awareness Month is an important time to reflect, as individuals and as an organization, on how we can protect ourselves and our loved ones online. Phishing is one of the most common cyber threats affecting Canadians. That’s why we want to help our university community learn more about phishing and how to protect ourselves and the people in our lives. 


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