Technology Services News


AUCTC 2017

Acadia Technology Services hosted an extremely successful Atlantic Universities and Colleges Technology Conference (AUCTC).  Early June brought Information Technology Professionals from the Higher Education sector to Wolfville for the event.  Over three days, participants took in industry relevant presentations, networked with other attendees and vendors, and enjoyed several social events.  By all accounts, AUCTC provided a wonderful forum to share experiences, knowledge and develop lasting relationships.  As one delegate said, “The best AUCTC I've been to!”

Conference highlights included a Games Night featuring the Microsoft HoloLens.  David Fraser, Canada’s eminent privacy and technology lawyer opened the conference. The Closing Keynote was provided by Bill Carr, author, actor, humorist, and former Acadia student.  Bill reminded attendees of the importance of taking a moment to pause and reflect while staying true to our mission.  He did it with a great deal of humor and a few tears. 

Conference by the numbers…

Delegates: 154
Vendors: 69
Presenters: 36
Cups of Coffee: 1058
Hours of preparation: Innumerable

For further information on the program, please see the Acadia 2017 AUCTC website.  Remember to mark June 4-6, 2018, in your calendar as St. Francis Xavier University is hosting next year’s AUCTC in Antigonish!

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Chipman Rose Memorial Award

Acadia Technology Services is pleased to announce the establishment of the Chipman Rose Memorial Award. During the past year over $25,000.00 has been contributed to the fund. The award is to be given, annually, to a female student from the Annapolis Valley, entering Acadia University. The memorial award honours two former Technology Services employees, Lynn Chipman and Kim Rose, both of whom, unfortunately, lost battles with cancer.
“Being able to raise the funds in just over one year speaks volumes to how much Lynn and Kim were adored”

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AUCTC 2017

Acadia University is pleased to be hosting the 2017 Atlantic Universities and Colleges Technology Conference from June 6-8 in Wolfville, NS.
This year our theme is Focus 360: Exploring Technology from All Angles.

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Microsoft Office for Students, Staff, and Faculty

We are pleased to offer Microsoft Office free for students, staff, and faculty. 

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Download our “Connect to Acadia” guide for your getting connected questions.

This guide will help you setup your computers account, map network drives, install printers and email for Acadia. (For PC and Mac)

Connect To Acadia

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Network changes to Improve Security

Technology Services is reviewing existing practices and making changes in accordance with security standards.

 

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Project Management Added to Hub Service Portal

Acadia Technology Services is pleased to announce the addition of project management features to the Hub Service Portal.

"Technology Services is actively developing project management capacity", says Executive Director Gary Doucette, "introducing project management capabilities to the Hub Service Portal allows us to effectively engage and collaborate with project stakeholders across the campus."

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Hub Service Portal News Release

Acadia Technology Services is pleased to introduce the Hub Service Portal, a new way for the university community to access services on the web.  With improved transparency in the management of service requests, along with new self-service options to help resolve issues faster, the service portal will quickly become the central point of contact for the technology needs of the Acadia community. 

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Changes to Wireless Network Choices on Campus

Acadia Technology Services has removed the  "Acadia Open - Web Only" wireless network and replaced it with  "Acadia Guest."  The purpose of this network is to provide temporary web access to visitors of the Campus.  The “Acadia Guest” wireless network requires an email address to login and will provide two hours of use. Patrons and guests are able to login multiple times to continue their access.

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