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ACAC recommends closing the RMail service

On April 9, the Advisory Committee on Academic Computing (ACAC) voted six-to-one to recommend that Ryerson’s RMail service be closed in favour of using Ryerson’s Gmail service. The following is the final text of the recommendation. In addition to the … Continue reading

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Is it time to shutdown RMail survey results

As part of the consultation regarding the future of RMail three simultaneous surveys were conducted between January 21, 2019 and March 8 2019. The three surveys were sent to three different groups: Group Invitations Results People who use RMail to … Continue reading

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RMail privacy and security may not be what you expected

This blog post was originally sent via email to Ryerson students, faculty and staff currently using RMail. We encourage you to join the discussion in the comments section below. When Gmail first became available at Ryerson, approximately 57 per cent … Continue reading

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Comparing the security of RMail and Gmail

In July 2017, I received an email from a professor reporting a spear phishing attack against Ryerson. He was one of the 500 people targeted with a message asking them to log in to a Ryerson site that wasn’t actually … Continue reading

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Is it time to shut down RMail?

This blog post was originally communicated via email to students, faculty and staff at Ryerson University. We encourage you to join the discussion in the comments section below. Ryerson is conducting a consultation to inform recommendations on the future of … Continue reading

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Email and Collaboration Tools Privacy Impact Assessment

The following documents comprise Ryerson University’s Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) of Google Apps for Education. Ryerson began a community consultation process in January of 2011 regarding the future of email and collaboration systems at the university. A full description of … Continue reading

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Introducing Google Apps at Ryerson

I am pleased to announce that Ryerson University has reached an agreement with Google to make Google Apps for Education available to all students, faculty, and staff. Google Apps is a powerful collaboration platform that includes Gmail, Google Calendar, Google … Continue reading

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Privacy and Security Information Sessions

Thank you to all who attended the Going Google at Ryerson – Privacy and Security Information Sessions. For those of you who were unable to attend, you can watch the presentation here: https://ryecast.ryerson.ca/25/watch/2017.aspx Many great questions about the project were … Continue reading

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Working with SADA Systems

Ryerson has selected a third party system integrator to help us implement Google Apps for Education at Ryerson. SADA Systems Inc. http://www.sadasystems.com/cloud-solutions-google-apps.php is working with Computing and Communications Services (CCS) on project planning, data migration, system integration, and community training. The SADA … Continue reading

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Letter of Acceptance

On December 20, 2011 we reviewed the joint proposal to adopt Google Apps for Education submitted by the Advisory Committee on Academic Computing (ACAC) and Computing and Communications Services (CCS). We are pleased with the work done by the joint … Continue reading

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