Learn more about the privacy and information security related events happening at UBC throughout the year

Inspiring Ideas: Event Series

Attend an event or request an information session to learn more

Throughout the year, we host "Inspiring Ideas" events to help expand awareness of privacy and information security issues at UBC and in the community at large. Through conversations, knowledge sharing, and storytelling we hope to provide a venue to share inspiring ideas to improve privacy and information security, both at home and at UBC.

Upcoming Events

World Backup Day

Mar 31 2018 - 9:00am | N/A

World Backup Day is a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups. On March 31 remember to backup all of your important files. A backup is a second copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, home videos, documents and emails. Instead of storing it all in one place (i.e. your computer), you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe.

BCNET Conference 2018

Apr 23 2018 - 9:00am to Apr 25 2018 - 5:00pm
| SFU Harbour Centre

BCNET 2018 is a three-day forum for higher education IT staff, management and C-suite to network, connect and share insights and challenges in the area of technology to advance teaching, learning and research. The conference hosts over 700 delegates from 25 BCNET member institutions including colleges, universities and institutes in British Columbia.

Information Sessions

Representatives from the Privacy and Information Security Team are available to drop by your department or faculty to answer any of your security-based questions.

These informal, 90 minute sessions were created to allow for a chance for staff and faculty to have a direct line into privacy and information security experts at UBC. Drop in, have a snack and learn more about protecting sensitive information online.

To schedule an information session, click the button below to fill out the quick request form. Someone from the Security team will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

Year in a Glance

Observance Frequency Timeframe Sponsorship
Data Privacy Day Annual January 28 OIPC Canada
BC Privacy & Security Conference Annual Early February REBOOT Communications
Security Awareness Week Annual Early February Various
BC AWARE Campaign Annual Early February ISACA Vancouver
Fraud Prevention Month Annual March Government of Canada
World Backup Day Annual March 31 Various
Privacy Awareness Week Annual Mid-May 28 OIPC Canada, OIPC BC
BC Data Security Day Semi-annual Early June, Mid-November (June 7, 2017 and November 7, 2017) BC - Office of the CIO
Right to Know Week Annual Late September OIPC Canada, provincial
Cybersecurity Awareness Month Annual October Government of Canada