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New Office 365 online hub helps McMaster connect, create and collaborate.

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Did you know that all McMaster students, staff and faculty have access to the Microsoft Office 365 (O365) suite for free? As part of the university’s software licensing agreement, Marauders are able to take advantage of multiple Microsoft products being integrated into curriculums and work environments. A new online hub A new online hub has been […]

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Interview with Joshua Mitchell, Developer, Education Program, Anatomy

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We aren’t ashamed to admit that we look to our peers for guidance, and in some cases, outright follow their lead! The Office of the AVP & CTO chatted with Josh Mitchell, a developer with the Education Program in Anatomy, whose team is exploring the impacts of VR on teaching and the student experience writ-large. […]

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Opportunity to learn more about CanSSOC – July 26, 2019


Cyber security is one of McMaster IT’s 2019 priority initiatives and supports the Seamless Foundation pillar of the McMaster IT Strategic Plan. As part of our efforts and investment in cyber security, McMaster has been working on the development of the Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre (CanSSOC) proof of concept, along with five other Canadian […]

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McMaster IT Governance Update – July 2019

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Four project proposals were endorsed at the July 16th McMaster IT Executive meeting: Course Planning Portal: (Endorsed) Lori Goff and Joanne Kehoe of the MacPherson Institute presented this proposal. The purpose of the project is to implement a Course Planning Portal that will guide instructors through comprehensive course planning process in order to produce two key products […]

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McMaster AVP & CTO awarded 2018 CUCCIO Community Award

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McMaster IT @ CANHEIT-ARC 2019 and a CUCCIO Award for McMaster’s AVP & CTO! McMaster IT was well represented at the CANHEIT-ARC – the Canadian higher education IT conference, in Winnipeg this past June. A contingent of McMaster IT professionals attended the conference and presented and supported on various topics including IT Governance, IT Service […]

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McMaster IT Student Advisory Committee delivers year-end report

Recently, Christa Morrison from the MacPherson Institute, and Marzena Kielar with University Technology Services (UTS), both co-chairs for the Information Technology Student Advisory Committee (ITSAC), presented the committee’s first year final report to the McMaster IT Executive Committee. ITSAC launched in September 2018 and provides a forum for undergraduate and graduate students to discuss current […]

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McMaster IT Governance Update – June 2019

At the May 30, 2019 McMaster IT Executive meeting, two projects were submitted for endorsement: McMaster Campus-Wide Wi-Fi Enhancement: Proposal available here. This project is part of the overall Wireless Upgrade initiative. Recent related projects implemented improvements in the libraries, FHS and MUSC, and included a campus wide wireless assessment as well as a wireless satisfaction survey. The […]

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Exploring the possibilities for a Smart Campus

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A preview of the McMaster Cisco Smart Building Occupancy proof of concept At their March meeting, the McMaster IT Governance Executive committee endorsed a Cisco Smart Building Occupancy proof of concept project. The purpose of this project is to better understand the opportunities related to automated management of buildings such as HVAC controls for energy […]

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McMaster IT Strategic Plan Engagement Sessions, April – May 2019

Across the month of May, the McMaster IT community came out in full force to participate in various McMaster IT Strategic Plan engagement sessions. Topics and dates are listed below. Engagement sessions are open to all members of the McMaster community as the Office of the AVP & CTO is seeking broad input and ideas […]

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REGISTER NOW! McMaster IT Strategic Plan Engagement Sessions, April – May 2019

Registration is now open for the McMaster IT Strategic Plan Engagement Sessions. Topics and dates are listed below. To register for one or more sessions, and for more information, please visit: . Please register by Thursday April 25th.  Engagement sessions are open to all members of the McMaster community. The Office of the AVP […]

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