Learn more about UBC’s faculty and staff (FAS) email migration to the cloud

20 February, 2024

With data security a priority at UBC, the university is taking action by preparing to migrate all faculty and staff email services (FASmail) from being hosted on-premises to the cloud platform Microsoft Exchange Online.  

The migration will take place over the course of the next 12-18 months on a departmental basis, beginning with UBC IT and a number of pilot departments.

Two online information sessions will be held for faulty and staff in Vancouver and the Okanagan to learn more about this project. 

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Microsoft Exchange Online Migration - Information Session #1: March 15 (10:00 am – 11:00 am

Microsoft Exchange Online Migration - Information Session #2: March 28 (10:00 am – 11:00 am) 

At this point in time, faculty and staff are not required to take any action. Once your department’s roll-out begins, it is expected that faculty and staff using Microsoft Outlook on their PC will not be required to take any action. If using any other desktop, such as Outlook for Mac or a mobile email application, faculty and staff will have to recreate their email profile after their mailbox has been migrated. These details will be confirmed once UBC IT and the pilot departments have completed their migrations.

Each department should wait to be contacted by their IT support or a department administrator to find out when they are next on the list for migration. More information will be provided when each departmental roll-out begins. 

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