Help improve privacy and information security at UBC

If you are a manager of staff whose work is not computer-based, please print this email and display it in a common work area for them to review.

To: Faculty and staff in Vancouver and the Okanagan

At UBC, we have the responsibility of protecting the personal information of our students, faculty, and staff, as well as the medical and financial data of the community we serve.

Recent cyber security incidents at universities are reminders of the importance of privacy and information security both online and off. By making an effort to stay secure, you are not only protecting the integrity of your own information, but also the security of the university at large.

Privacy Matters @ UBC is a new initiative created by UBC Information Technology, the Office of the University Counsel, and Risk Management Services to reinforce privacy and information security best practices. Privacy and information security training is now available for all UBC faculty and staff to cover the basics of staying secure online. I ask that everyone make an effort to complete this training.

Keeping information safe is a shared responsibility, and taking even the smallest wrong step can make a big impact. To learn how you can help, and to enroll in the training, please visit*

*Remember: “Think before you click the link.” Take time to hover your mouse over any links. If the URL looks strange, don’t click it. Together, we can help keep our information secure.

Professor Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor