To: All UBC Students, Faculty and Staff
The break in and theft of personal information this past January 8th at the University of Victoria has been cause for concern for many people in our community. Not surprisingly, some of you have asked us about the security of faculty, staff and students’ personal, financial and banking information at UBC.
Over the last few years, UBC has invested considerable resources to secure confidential information. As an example, UBC complies with the latest industry standards for the security of cardholder information across all its units. A similar level of diligence and care is in place for all the confidential information required to run a large university.
However, no system is 100 per cent secure. This is why we are constantly working to improve our safeguards and have ongoing projects to that effect. In that context, we are using what happened at UVic to fully audit our practices and determine whether or not further improvements are needed.
I want to assure you that we have in place, and will continue to implement, strong measures to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal, financial and banking information.
Pierre Ouillet, Vice President, Finance Resources and Operations