Use Only UBC Email Accounts for work purposes

UBC Broadcast Email – January 25, 2018

“At a time of increased awareness around data security, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the requirement to use UBC email systems for work purposes.

Under the “data residency requirements” of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), UBC is required to ensure that personal information in its custody or under its control is stored and accessed in Canada.

For this reason, email accounts hosted outside Canada (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, iCloud) cannot be used for work purposes. This is due to the fact that many work emails contain personal information, such as information about students or personnel information about UBC employees.”   Cont’d

Please refer to above link for the complete announcement.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are experiencing difficulties setting up your FASmail account, please do not contact the LFS Grad Manager.  Refer to IT Services.