December 2023

UBCO IT Holiday Hours

  • December 6: 3:00 pm closure for staff event
  • December 7: 12 noon closure for IT Party
  • December 22: early closure
  • December 26–January 1: CLOSED
  • January 2 to 5: phones only 7:30–4:30 pm
  • January 8: resumption of full services

IT Holiday Open House

We can't wait to see you at our 2023 IT Holiday Open House.

Thursday December 7

ADM 024

UBCO IT welcomes all staff and faculty as we transform ADM024 into a winter wonderland with:

πŸ•ΉοΈ Games & Activities
πŸ“Έ Photo Booth Fun
🍽️ Festive Food & Drinks
πŸ” Meet the Tech Teams
β˜• Hot Chocolate Bar
🎁 Prizes & Sweets

It's the most wonderful event of the year! Don't miss out. 🌟

New Microsoft Teams at UBC

Starting December 4th, the new Teams app will be available for all UBC faculty, staff and students to choose and install. It's twice as fast and 50% less resource heavy than the classic Teams app.

More information on "Teams: Getting Started"

Free Gartner Research access

Did you know all employees and students have access to free Gartner resources through the UBC Library? Access research, Peer Connect and online webinars to empower your workflow with insights from the world's largest information technology research company. Visit the UBC Online Library & Gartner's free resources

Upcoming Maintenance

  • UBC Okanagan Wireless Network Maintenance
    | December 22, 2023 | 13:00-16:00 PT
    • The Okanagan campus wireless network will undergo network maintenance on Friday, December 22, 2023 from 13:00-16:00 PT. During the maintenance window, the wireless network will be periodically unavailable. Users are encouraged to use the wired network service, which will be unaffected.
  • Okanagan Campus Telephone Services Maintenance
    | December 27, 2023 | 10:00-12:00 PT
    • Okanagan campus IT staff will be performing scheduled maintenance on the telephone system on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 between 10:00 and 12:00 PT. During this time, telephone services will be intermittently disrupted, including Campus Security urgent call line and 911 calls. Campus security will have contingency plans in place with emergency services. We recommend the use of cell phones for any 911 emergency calls during this time.

Please visit the Status Page for the most up-to-date information on planned upgrades and outages at UBC IT Status Page  

Happy Holidays

Season's greetings to the incredible staff and faculty of UBC Okanagan!

Wishing you a joyous and rejuvenating winter break filled with warmth, peace, and cherished moments. May this holiday season be a time of rest, celebration, and connection with friends and family (or your fav streaming service).

From all of us at UBC IT Okanagan, stay safe and enjoy this wonderful time of the year.


UBCO IT Engagement Services offers a single point of contact for departments and faculties at the Okanagan campus to access the information technology support and services they need to enable exceptional learning and research. 

Learn more about our team HERE or send us an email or submit a ticket via the UBC Self-Service Portal