We plan to install a new SSL certificate in our print management server (AKA PaperCut server) at 12 PM on Friday, July 12, 2019. After installing this new SSL certificate, we will have to manually reconnect all associated devices to the print management server, which will take 10 to 15 minutes each. This will affect all four Ricoh printers (located at Botany office, Zoology mail room, Biology office, WesBrook room 220A), as well as the HP printer in the Biodiversity Research Centre room 229. Please do not schedule your print/copy job from 12 pm to 1 pm on Friday, July 12.
April 17, 2019
On May 31, 2019, Faculty of Science board UBC Enhanced CWL
For more info about UBC Enhanced CWL please check https://privacymatters.ubc.ca/learn-about-enhancedcwl
March 13, 2019
All Botany Drupal websites (botany.ubc.ca, in.botany.ubc.ca, db.botany.ubc.ca) are not available between 3-5pm on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019.
February 20, 2019
All Botany Drupal websites will be unavailable briefly between 4-5PM on Wednesday, Feb 20 for security updates.
January 28, 2019
Due to backup storage system migration request by UBC IT, Botany Backup service was unavailable for a few days. It took more time to migrate than we expected. But finally this service is back to normal since early on Saturday, Feb 9.
January 16, 2019
Several Botany websites were temporary unavailable for maintenance. Now we have applied the security patches. Everything should be back to normal.
January 16, 2019
Botany backup service is now back to work around 3PM on Jan 16, 2019. There was some storage problem. We contacted UBC IT, and they have fixed the problem.
April 25, 2018
All Botany Drupal Websites (www.botany.ubc.ca, in.botany.ubc.ca, and db.botany.ubc.ca) are taken offline for security updates from 10AM-12PM on Wednesday, Apr25.
March 27, 2018
As requested by UBC IT, we will take all three Botany Drupal websites (botany.ubc.ca, in.botany.ubc.ca, db.botany.ubc.ca) offline at 10am tomorrow (Wednesday, Mar 28th), so that we can install security patches to fix a highly critical security vulnerability. All three websites are scheduled to be offline for around 2 hours.
If you are managing your own Drupal 7 or 8 website, we strongly suggest you also patch your website tomorrow morning. Please check UBC IT Bulletin post at hxxps://bulletins.it.ubc.ca/archives/32267 (replace hxxps with https in your web browser) for details about this advisory.
March 15, 2018
The last two leased Xerox printers in Botany have been disconnected today. Please check https://it.botany.ubc.ca/it-services-and-resources/print-service/ for other available printers.