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In Information Systems & Technology (IST) we strive to provide effective information systems, technology and services in support of learning, teaching, research and administrative needs.

On our site you'll find information on the IT services and resources available to students, faculty and staff; IST and campus-wide IT projects and initiatives; and information on our continuous efforts to provide an exceptional IT environment on campus.

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  1. Oct. 6, 2020Emails not being marked as read - October 6

    What is happening? Users may notice that emails read on a mobile device are not being marked as read on Outlook desktop. Microsoft is aware and investigating the issue. 

    Questions or concerns?  Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 44357.  

  2. Oct. 5, 2020Important changes coming to Open Data API

    What is happening? The legacy Open Data API, version 2, is currently running with critical issue support only; future development or fixes will not be implemented. At the end of 2020, the underlying infrastructure will no longer be supported by the vendor. Version 3 of the Open Data API is live with a subset of existing data sets. As we have committed to serving authorized and authoritative data, not all version 2 endpoints will be replaced.

    What do I need to do? You are encouraged to test and make the switch to version 3 as soon as possible. Version 3 will add several additional endpoints for which authoritative data exists, including news, events, and blogs.

    Additional resources: Read the full update notice in the Open Data Confluence Space or follow the blog/news space for updates.  

    Questions or concerns? Please submit through the GitHub Open Data repository.

  3. Sep. 28, 2020Expiration of WatIAM accounts with stale sponsorship - October 9

    What is happening? Inactive WatIAM accounts with stale sponsorship from the previous system will expire on Friday October 9, 2020. 

    If you want to keep an account: Ask your department's WatIAM administrator to update the account sponsorship or submit a request to rt@uwaterloo.ca before the above date. 

    If you want to delete an account: Submit a request to rt@uwaterloo.ca and include the account(s) that are no longer needed before the above date.

    Questions or concerns?  Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 44357.  

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  1. Oct. 23, 2020Presentation Friday: Yoga for Office Workers

    If you spend several hours a day at your desk, this yoga practice is for you! Stretch and strengthen your body while using your chair as a prop.  Chair yoga is a great way to practice yoga, connect to your breath, and stretch and strengthen your body. You can experience the many benefits of yoga with this gentle practice.    

    Instructor bio

    Sandra Gibson has been part of the health and wellness industry for 30 years. As the Manager, Health Education and Promotion at UW, her focus on promoting positive health behaviours to students has been extensive. In her spare time, Sandra teaches yoga and pilates in Waterloo region. Sandra embraces the vitality approach to achieve a healthier, balanced lifestyle: “Enjoy eating well, being active, and feeling good about yourself”.  

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