Keep information on your mobile phone safe

Keep your mobile safeAlmost all of us use mobile devices (smartphones, tablet computers, laptops, and USB drives). Many of these devices are used to store personal information, which we have a duty to protect. Personal information is recorded information about an identifiable individual which might include social insurance number (SIN), UBC student number and bank account information.

Do you know how to keep the information on your mobile device safe if it is lost, stolen or hacked?

UBC’s Privacy & Information Security group has provided a list of resources to help you keep your mobile and personal information safe as part of their “Your Mobile. Be Safe.” campaign.

October 17 – ShakeOut BC

ShakeOut BC - October 17

2013 marks UBC’s fourth year participating in the province-wide ShakeOut BC earthquake preparedness exercise.

Why is it important to do a Drop, Cover, and Hold On drill? To react quickly you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake, before strong shaking knocks you down–or drops something on you. Practicing helps you be ready to respond.

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Canada Savings Bond annual campaign

Buy Canada Savings BondsThe 2013 CSB Payroll Savings Program Sales Campaign runs from 7 October until 1 November 2013, 8:00 p.m. ET.

The Canada Savings Bond Program is celebrating 65 years of history in October! Part of its long-time success continues to be the Payroll Savings Program, a valued way of saving for Canadians from coast to coast. The Program makes saving money:


For as little as $2 per week, you can contribute to a plan through automatic deductions from your pay. Your bonds begin earning interest from the day your funds are received. Your contributions will start with your first pay in December and continue until you want to make a change or stop contributing.

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