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Matlab license server and Teamshare inaccessible (May 1, 2017)
Following the firewall upgrade yesterday, the nameservers for the DNS zone were failing to respond, causing services such as Teamshare and MATLAB licensing to be unavailable to ECE users until 14:45.
ECE firewall upgrade (Apr 30, 2017)
On Sunday 2017-04-30, between 09:00 and 10:00 PDT, UBC IT will be performing a network firewall upgrade affecting the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. During that window, the ECE network will experience a brief outage of less than 10 minutes during the transition.
ECE website outage (Nov 21, 2016)
Multiple ECE websites, including and, went offline from 16:19 to 18:15.
Teamviewer outage (Jun 1, 2016)
Due to widespread reports that unauthorized users have been able to remotely control computers through TeamViewer, we have taken the precaution of blocking TeamViewer on the ECE network.
Malicious email (Feb 11, 2016)
If you have received an email with subject "Scan from KM1650" and attachment "=SCAN7318_000.DOC" please do not open it. The attachment contains a trojan.
Change to access to IEEExplore from off-campus
Please be aware that the Library no longer provides access to IEEExplore through myVPN. Off-campus users should now use EZproxy instead: Please note that access through EZproxy is available only to current UBC students, staff, and faculty.