Good morning, colleagues
Did you see the CF Snowbirds as they flew around southern Ontario on Sunday? It was a nice event to look forward to and fun to see. If you missed it, there are many great videos from various locations on Twitter.
We just kicked off the Spring semester and, just like the latter part of the winter semester, this new semester already feels busier than ever! This is in so small part because of all the exciting and rapid activities taking place at McMaster as we continue to conjure up new and creative ways of addressing the challenge of being away from campus while the business of McMaster moves forward. Staff and faculty across disciplines and departments are working very hard to support each other, our faculty and instructors, and of course our students. Here are just a few of the ways in which innovation and ideation are unfolding – and of course, McMaster IT people, systems and services are playing an important role:
Whew! And I know this is just the tip of the iceberg as so many more of you are quietly problem solving additional challenges in order to support our students, faculty and instructors, and our researchers. As we continue towards the fall semester, many more examples of amazing innovation and creativity will unfold. I want to extend my sincere thanks to all of you, for the work that you do every day.
As a final shout out, I am really excited to tell you that the CanSSOC (Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre) initiative is ready to launch its Threat Feed pilot service – an outcome of this past year’s proof of concept activities. McMaster has been one of the six institutions contributing to this initiative and it is great to see things unfolding. Register and join a webinar on Tuesday, May 12 at 1:00 PM Eastern to learn more.
Thanks everyone, have a wonderful week. Good news for everyone: we are heading towards a long weekend! I am sure it will be the turning point towards warmer days.