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BLITS Update

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Posted: October 29, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


We are a little over half way into the competition now and wills are being put to the test. Even though it might seem harder and harder to keep going, keep your heads up and continue pushing forward. Good luck to everyone participating in the competition! For those interested in the top five losers, have a look at our updated leader board. 1. Jennifer Randall (10.73%) 2. Dave Totton...

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Clocks Turn Back an Hour on Sunday DST

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Posted: October 29, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Don’t forget – the clocks go back one hour on Sunday, November 1. What are you going to do with your extra hour… more sleep may be at the top of most lists.

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Coming in November - ITS Pet of the Month

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Posted: October 29, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


For all you animal lovers out there, every month tidBiTS will be featuring an ITS pet. If you think your pet should be featured, send in a picture and a few words about your dog, cat, bird, snake, hamster or whatever may be your pet (animals only please :-] ) to ITSPub@unb.ca. We will feature your pet on tidBiTS in the order they are received. The first ITS Pet of the Month will be on November...

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ITS Halloween Best Dressed Contest

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Posted: October 29, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Have you picked your costume for the Halloween Best Dressed contest? If you want to participate, wear your costume to work in the morning and show it off to the staff. Staff can vote for the Halloween best dressed by filling out a ballot located at Pat’s desk. At 11:30 a.m. the ballots will be counted and the ITS Halloween Best Dressed winner will be announced. For those of you at Imaging &...

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Welcome to ITS Trevor

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Posted: October 27, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


If you haven’t met the newest member of the ITS team yet, you should drop by the newly renovated HD53 to say hello! Trevor Thomas, who just started yesterday, is a Web Developer that comes to us all the way from Vancouver. He joined Solutions to work with the MyUNB project team. Since Trevor is new to the area, let’s show him how great Fredericton really is!

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Help Finish the ITS Mission Statement

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Posted: October 26, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The ITS Leadership team has been working hard on drafting our new Mission and Vision statements—thanks again for your participation in our large group sessions. Before we wrap this process up, though, we would like to get your input for fine-tuning the Mission Statement. As you know, the Mission is a concise, descriptive statement of what we do; the audience is primarily ourselves, but the...

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ITS Seasonal Flu Clinic - CANCELLED

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Posted: October 22, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The seasonal flu clinic scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, October 23), has been cancelled, as the vaccine is unavailable at this time. However, if you are in the high risk category for influenza or live with someone who is at high risk, you can still get a flu shot free of charge from the Student Health Centre. The ITS seasonal flu clinic will be rescheduled once the vaccine is made...

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Wonder what s Happening in D53

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Posted: October 22, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Many of you have probably noticed D53 (the corner office) has been cleaned out and is currently being painted. As you may have guessed, the room is getting fixed up to make way for more office space. It is soon to become the new office of Chuck Hartford and two new contract positions. The Web Developer position begins in October and the Programmer/Analyst position starts in November. This...

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Blast from the Past

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Posted: October 19, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Check out the History of Technology@UNB poster, which was presented at this year’s SIGUCCS poster session. You can find it in the display case beside the ITS Laptop Support window.

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BLITS Update

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Posted: October 19, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Keep up the hard work everyone! Take a look at the current leader board to see your top five losers! 1. Jennifer Randall (8.90%) 2. Adam Seymour (5.70%) 3. Rob Faulkner (3.98%) 4. Bill Hamilton (2.55%) 5. Dave Totton (2.51%)

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Extra Extra Read All About It

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Posted: October 19, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Check out the new edition of the Brunswickan tomorrow for a spotlight on Eduroam. Matt Ashfield was interviewed by a Brunswickan reporter on ITS's involvement with Eduroam and what that means to UNB students and visitors.

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Microsoft is Coming to ITS - RSVP Today

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Posted: October 19, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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This Friday, October 23, Microsoft will be on-site to discuss some of their new technologies such as Windows 7 and Office 2010, and how they could be leveraged at UNB. There will be two information sessions for ITS employees only (20 -30 spaces available). Please check with your managers and RSVP to Jeff Smith (jsmith@unb.ca) no later than 3:30 p.m. today. 1. General session (not very...

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BLITS Update

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Posted: October 15, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Another two weeks have flown by since the last update and now that turkey day is behind us, we can push forward again! For all those participating, please remember to weigh-in every two weeks, so we can update our leader board and let people know how you are doing. Just a reminder, the next weigh-in will be on Wednesday, October 28, at 8:30 a.m. (Room HD69).

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Computers for Schools

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Posted: October 15, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Fifty-eight CRT monitors have been donated to Computers for Schools, an organization that refurbishes computers for schools, libraries and not-for-profit learning organizations across Canada. These monitors will be given to local schools and used by students and teachers alike. This donation from ITS is all thanks to John Mercer and the people with ITS Hardware Support and Repair. Keep up the...

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First UNB Eduroam User from

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Posted: October 15, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Eduroam is now online at UNB, and we’ve had our first Eduroam user! A visitor from a university in Portugal was the first to connect to Eduroam here at UNB. While Scott and Dave were at the SIGUCCS conference last week they were also able to promote that UNB was the first university in Atlantic Canada to offer Eduroam. They let us know that people were very interested and...

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ITS Flu Shot Clinic - FULL

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Posted: October 15, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The ITS flu shot clinic is now booked to capacity. If you haven't already made an appointment and would like to receive the flu shot, you will have to schedule an appointment at another flu shot clinic held on campus. Watch the eDaily for contact information for other UNB clinic locations. If you have any questions, please contact ITS Admin.

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Celebrating Our Staff - October

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Posted: October 13, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The following staff members are celebrating October anniversaries for their years of service at UNB. Anniversaries are based on original start dates. • Greg Rowan – 29 years • Steve Osborne – 18 years • Martin Hann – 11 years • Ben Steeves – 10+ years • Ivan Baird – 9 years • Terry Nikkel – 3 years • Kevin Manuel – 2+ years • Dwayne Brewer – 2 years • Sherry Rose – 2 years

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ITS Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic

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Posted: October 13, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The ITS Flu Shot Clinic has been scheduled for: Friday, October 23 9 a.m. to Noon ITS Conference Room $15.00 for students/$25.00 for Faculty & Staff Families are welcome to attend this clinic. To make an appointment please email Pat Smith (smith@unb.ca). NOTE: This clinic is for the seasonal flu - NOT for H1N1

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ITS Security Cameras

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Posted: October 13, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


As of October 8, ITS installed and began operating two security cameras. These cameras are recording on a 24/7 timeframe. The feed is downloaded to our centre block and will only be referred to on an as-needed basis if suspicious activity occurs. The ITS security cameras have been installed in two locations: 1) Entrance by the Elevator - view of the glass door entrance, elevator, stairs,...

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Flu Shot Clinic at ITS

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Posted: October 8, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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With the flu season upon us and the H1N1 strain spreading, flu shots are more important than ever this year. Right now, UNB is in the process of scheduling flu shot clinics around campus. ITS will have a flu shot clinic, however no date has been confirmed as of yet. An update will be provided once more information becomes available.

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ITS Presenting at 2009 SIGUCCS Conference

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Posted: October 8, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Congratulations to Dave Kell and Scott Chamberlain, who’ve been chosen to present at this year’s Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS) Fall Conference in St. Louis from October 11 - 14. Dave is presenting on the new Performance Management and Training System used to help train the student consultants that work at the Help Desk and Scott is talking about...

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Lock Your Office at Lunch

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Posted: October 8, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Beginning today, the public entrances to ITS will be left unlocked during the noon hour. So, to prevent possible theft, please remember to close and lock your office door behind you when you leave for lunch.

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Salsa was a Success

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Posted: October 8, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Mmm, wasn’t that good salsa! Thank you to everyone who came out for a taste test and to those who bought a jar or two. You made Tuesday’s fund raiser a huge success. In total $200 was raised to help support the Canadian Cancer Society. Thanks Bill for all your hard work making the delicious salsa!

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BLITS Update

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Posted: October 6, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


We are now over a month into the BLITS competition and everyone is well on their way to living a healthier lifestyle. We encourage all the participants to keep up the good work! If you’re interested in taking a glimpse at the leader board, here are your top five losers! 1. Jennifer Randall (5.1%) 2. Adam Seymour (4.5%) 3. Kelli McCullum (4.1%) 4. Dave Totton (2.8%) 5. Bill Hamilton (2.7%) Just...

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Support a Good Cause with Salsa

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Posted: October 6, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Stop by the main conference room (D56) on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. to try some salsa! This year there are numerous styles that you can try, such as mild, medium, hot and Zero Hour. So drop by to taste the different varieties and pick up a jar (500 ml) for only $5.00. All funds raised will be going to support the Canadian Cancer Society. If you can’t make it, but would like to place an order,...

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tidBiTS A New Look

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Posted: October 6, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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With your help we were able to find a new name for the ITS Blog. Now, tidBiTS has a new look. We hope you like it. Remember, if you have topics or events that you would like to see included in tidBiTS, email them to ITSpub@unb.ca.

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And the New ITS Blog Name is tidBITS

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Posted: October 1, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

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This entry came from an individual who was not eligible to win the laser keyboard. So, to keep it fair we put the names of all those who entered and were eligible to win the prize in a bowl and pulled a name. The winner of the laser keyboard is BILL HAMILTON, congratulations! We are currently working on a new design for tidBITS, which will be revealed on Tuesday, October 6. Thank you to...

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Going Once Going Twice Sold

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Posted: October 1, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Lisa MacKay, one of our Help Desk students, is currently in the Faculty of Nursing (Advanced Standing Program) and will be graduating next year. Her graduating class is holding an online silent auction to raise money for their graduation activities. http://gradauction.thruhere.net Take a look, you might find something that you just have to bid on. Bids will be accepted until October 3 at...

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Internet Roaming without the Hassles

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Posted: October 1, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects


Do you ever need to use the internet while visiting other universities? Normally you have to go through the hassle of creating a guest account, but no more. UNB will soon be the first university in Atlantic Canada to offer Eduroam (Education Roaming). What this means is, by setting up an Eduroam account here at UNB, you can have hassle free wireless access at any other institution around the...

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Peek in on the Director s Meetings

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Posted: October 1, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


A new folder named ‘Directors Meetings’ has been created in the P: Drive that will house agendas, action items and Human Resource Planning minutes from the Directors’ meetings. The Directors’ meetings are now organized into three different categories. These are: • Human Resource Planning • Operations and Projects • Strategies and Initiatives Each of these meetings has its own Terms of...

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