- Tiger-Cats to scratch goalposts at Warrior Field
- You may need to change your password. Or not.
- Brandon Sweet
- Communications and Public Affairs
Tiger-Cats to scratch goalposts at Warrior Field
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will be suiting up for a practice at Warrior Field on Waterloo's north campus on Tuesday, August 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fans are encouraged to attend the free event and take part in the day’s festivities. Aside from the action on the field, the event will include appearances by the Tiger-Cats cheerleaders and mascots, interactive inflatable games for kids, the latest Ticats merchandise and food for sale on-site.
The Tiger-Cats will hit the field at 10 a.m. to practice before inviting fans onto the turf for an on-field autograph session.
Established in 2008, renovated with government and student support in 2009-10, and officially opened in September 2011, Warrior Field is a 5,400 seat, FIFA-certified artificial turf playing field that hosts varsity football, soccer, and field hockey, campus recreation flag football, and soccer.
“We’re excited to host the Ticats at Warrior Field," says Director of Athletics Bob Copeland. "This is a great initiative for our community and the many fans of the black and gold to see how the Ticats prepare for the upcoming Labour Day Classic.”
Spectators are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to the event, which will benefit the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.
You may need to change your password. Or not.
The next front in the ongoing war of attrition between Nexus and ADS accounts for students, faculty, and staff is set to open on Wednesday, September 19, when campus IT services including Eduroam (wireless), uw-unsecured (wireless), LEARN, JobMine, Quest, myHRinfo, myPENSIONinfo, VPN, DialUp, and the Central Authentication Service (CAS) switch over to use Nexus accounts and passwords. Currently, these services use ADS accounts and passwords.
That's the gist of a bulletin sent by Information Systems and Technology (IST) yesterday warning of the impending change.
The migration away from ADS to Nexus has been going on for more than a year. In April, for example, campus Connect Exchange email accounts were updated to require Nexus authentication.
Students, faculty, and staff who have changed their passwords in the last 18 months should be fine, as password changes in WatIAM have been changing both ADS and Nexus passwords since November 2010.
For those of you with older passwords (I recall a pang of loss when I was forced to change my beloved seven-character password, the one that I'd had since starting at the university, a year or so ago. Yeah, I'm that guy.) you need to change your password in WatIAM before September 19 to avoid problems.
If your mobile device and/or computer connects to the wireless network using your saved userID and password, then you will need to update your saved passwords on those devices as well.
The usual password rules apply: Passwords must be at least 8 characters long, but less than 32 characters long. They must have at least one numeric character, one lower case character, and upper case character, as well as one of those "special" characters like @,%,^, etc. They cannot include all or parts of your first or last names, nor can they contain your account ID or email address.
So, how will you know if your password needs updating? Take the Nexus Password Test, and if you fail, you'll need to change (set) your password in WatIAM.
"If your NEXUS and ADS passwords are different and you do not update it in WatIAM before September 19th, do not make any changes to credentials stored on your computer or mobile devices until after the update on September 19th," instructs IST.
Sound daunting? IST has information about the change and resources available. The CHIP in MC 1052, reachable at extension 84357 or helpdesk @uwaterloo.ca, or your Faculty Helpdesk is there to assist.
Link of the day
When and where
International Spouses event: "Singin' in the Rain" (with Gene Kelly) Sunday, August 26 at 1:00 p.m. Must pre-register. See website for details.
Fall 2012 Promissory Notes and payments are due August 27.
CTE656 Getting Started in LEARN, session 0040, Wednesday, August 29, 1:00 p.m., FLEX Lab, LIB 329. Register through myHRinfo.
Orientation Week, Monday, September 3 to Saturday, September 8.
Perspectives on Academic Freedom conference, Thursday, September 6, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Waterloo Inn. Details.
Weight Watchers At Work registration session Thursday, September 6, 12:15, PAS 2438, info at ext. 32218.
International Longevity Risk Conference, Friday, September 6 to Saturday, September 7, all day. Hosted by the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science. Details.
Windows 8 Hackathon, Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., triOS College, Market Square, Kitchener.
UW Farmer's Market, Thursday, September 13, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Student Life Centre Great Hall. Details.
Centre for Career Action Volunteer Fair, Wednesday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Student Life Centre Great Hall.
On this week's list from the human resources department, viewable through myHRinfo:
• Manager, Virtual Incubation Program – Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology, USG 10
• Administrative Coordinator, Institute for Polymer Research – Chemical Engineering, USG 5
• Third Class Stationary Engineer – Plant Operations
• Lab Instructor – Systems Design Engineering, USG 11-12
• Manager, Marketing and Communications – Dean’s Office, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, USG 10
• Advancement Assistant – Dean of Arts, USG 6
• Research Financial Analyst – Office of Research, USG 7 • Associate Director, Communications and External Relations – Institute for Quantum Computing, USG 14
• Administrative Assistant – Staff Association, USG 5
• Career Advisor – Co-operative Education & Career Action, USG 8
• Director, External Communications – Communications & Public Affairs, USG 13
• Advisor, Learning Disability Specialization – Office for Persons with Disabilities, USG 10
• Executive Assistant – Office of the President, USG 9
• Assistant Director, Compensation, Benefits and Pension – Human Resources, USG 14
• Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist – Human Resources, USG 10/11
• Experiential Learning/Business Engagement Coordinator – Faculty of Environment, USG 10