Projects

UBC's Information Technology department has many initiatives underway, and information about large projects will be regularly posted to our website. A list of current projects and programs can be found below. For information on projects that have been recently completed, please see the Projects Archive

Current Projects

Project Summary
AccessUBC As one of the projects under the Identity and Access Management program, UBC will be introducing AccessUBC to manage access privileges for staff and faculty at UBC.
Clicker Student Response System Clickers are wireless handheld devices that may be used by faculty to create a highly interactive, engaging classroom experience for students.
Contact Centre Expansion Project The purpose of this project is to migrate five on-campus contact centers (Arts ISIT, Arts Academic Advising, Building Operations, Emergency Operations, Campus Security) from the existing infrastructure to the new contact center solution.
Data Encryption Project UBC must take the necessary steps to protect its data and be compliant with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).
Enterprise Administrative Systems Program (ASP) The Administrative Systems Program (ASP) has been established to begin the planning, development and release of custom-built and enterprise-level packaged software in order to meet campus information technology needs.
FASmail (UBC Faculty & Staff Email) The university is deploying a new email system for all Faculty & Staff.
Identity & Access Management (IAM) Program UBC has recognised the need for an overall strategy to address the University's security and legal obligations for managing identity information.
Integrated Reporting (IR) The Integrated Reporting program is a multi-year, strategic initiative focused on improving the timeliness, accuracy and transparency of enterprise data at UBC.
LSK Migration UBC IT will be moving all production virtual servers and storage from the Klinck Data Centre to the new University Data Centre in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Building.
Mobile Enablement Initiative UBC IT has launched a University-wide mobile initiative to make information on UBC websites more accessible and easier to access on all smartphones and tablets.
Privileged Access Manager (PAM) Privileged Access Manager (PAM) enterprise service will be implemented at UBC to create secure access to privileged accounts (root and system administrator accounts).
Student Interaction Transformation Program (SITP) SITP is a multi-year endeavor bringing together an integrated set of initiatives to support, enhance, and facilitate a transformative student learning environment.
UBC Enterprise Video Platform UBC IT is deploying an enterprise-wide video platform to provide a centralized and integrated platform for the delivery of video assets. The service will be centrally hosted and managed by UBC IT.
UBC Phone Migration UBC IT is upgrading phones at the UBC Point Grey campus to Cisco VoIP as part of a scheduled telephone system refresh.
UBC Studios Renovations In the summer of 2013, UBC Studios (formerly known as Telestudios) will undergo a large-scale renovation.
UBC Voicemail Upgrade UBC IT has initiated a project to replace the University’s Octel voicemail system with Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging (UM). The new voicemail service will provide both UM accounts (which integrate email and voicemail) and traditional voice mailbox functionality.
UBC-Wide Campus Agreement for Microsoft Products As of April 2010, UBC entered the UBC Wide Campus Agreement with Microsoft. This agreement allows UBC computers to be licensed for commonly used Microsoft software, including Microsoft operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite. Many faculties and departments have opted into this campus agreement.
UBCevents In August 2008, a new campus-wide public events calendar called UBCevents replaced the current UBC events calendar called LiveAtUBC as well as the myUBC Events calendar channel.