U of G Launches Emergency Notification System

The University of Guelph’s NEW emergency notification system – U of G Alert – sends registered users critical messages when an emergency happens on campus.

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VPN Service Migration

Virtual Private Network (VPN) software ensures the security of your connection by encrypting all data transmitted between your computer and the University network, making your connection appear the same as if you were connecting on campus.


The VPN Service Migration Project will move the campus VPN service to the next generation platform effective Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

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Skype and WebEx Launch

To further improve collaboration and productivity on and off campus, CCS has launched two exciting new tools: Skype for Business, which is part of the Office 365 toolkit; and Cisco WebEx, a leading enterprise video and web-conferencing tool.

Enter for you change to win a $25 hospitality gift card. #InfoSec #NCSAM

#NCSAM Security Awareness Training Blitz!

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (#NCSAM) and your chance to win one of two $25 Hospitality Gift Cards!!  

Here's how it works:

  1. Take either the new Ransomware module  (only 7 minutes!) or the full Security Awareness course on CourseLink during the month of October.
  2. Send a picture of the final screen showing your completion to @uofgccs on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the hashtag #NCSAM. If you are not on any of these social media platforms, feel free to email the picture to 
  3. Be entered into a draw to win free food!

Winners will be announced at the end of the month.


Do You Know How to Recognize a Phishing Scam?

Do You Know How to Recognize a Phishing Scam?

The online safety and security of the U of G community is a top priority. One of the most common methods for cyber criminals to access your personal information is through phishing email scams, where they attempt to lure you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment, try to convince you to share your identity information (e.g. passwords), or try to infect your system with malware.

Office 365: Where to Find Support

The Undergraduate Office 365 Migration was a success!


From now on, each time you log in to Gryph Mail you will be presented with a choice of “Gryph Mail – Office 365” or “Legacy Gryph Mail – Google". Office 365 should be your primary choice going forward.


We have lots of support available to help you through this change:

Office 365 Migration: Less Than One Month To Go!

Less than one month to go before the U of G undergraduate migration to Office 365! All U of G undergraduate students will have their Gryph Mail (Google) accounts migrated to Office 365 on June 17-18, 2017. What do you need to know? 

  • When you log in after the migration, you will be automatically redirected to your new Office 365 email account. 
  • Your email address will change from to
  • You will have read-only access to your Google account (no send/receive capabilities) for a period of time to allow you to validate that all your information has been migrated. 

For more information, visit

Questions? Contact the CCS Help Centre at or 519-824-4120 x58888.

Zimbra Access Shut Down April 2017

On April 30, 2017, all access to Zimbra - U of G's legacy email system - will be turned off. Since our July 2016 migration to Office 365, we had provided this access to ensure that users were able to verify that all of their email and calendar items were successfully migrated. We have been stable for many months now.

As of April 30, our Zimbra licensing will expire, and there will no longer be a way for individuals to access Zimbra.

Please ensure that you have all necessary information or data from your Zimbra account and can access it in your Office 365 email account.

The WiFi Residence Expansion

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In the summer of 2016, CCS accomplished a tremendous feat: the deployment of wireless internet (WiFi) in all residence buildings on campus. With the explosion of mobile devices in the last decade, and many students in higher education spending four or more hours online every day, it was clear that this was a critical investment to make in our infrastructure, and in our students.

Office 365: The Team Behind the Migration

How does a small IT team pull off a massive email/calendar migration from an old and tired system to an advanced, cloud-based platform with new functionality, for every staff and faculty member, graduate student, and the whole University of Guelph-Humber? How do they understand and troubleshoot technical aspects and potential problems, whilst ensuring that stakeholders are kept informed, and that ample training, resources and support are available to guide people through a potentially anxiety-provoking (and work-disrupting) change?

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