Computer fundamentals courses are available to employees at

Web Browsers

Psychiatry IT currently supports Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer/Safari.

Microsoft Office

Office 2013 (2011 for Macintosh) is the standard version on all new computers, but will install Office 2010, by request.  Your computer must be on a UBC network, periodically, for Office to continue working.

Other Microsoft Software

Psychiatry IT can install Microsoft Project, Visio etc., for free, on UBC owned computers.

SPSS Statistics

SPSS Statistics is available to UBC owned computers for $240 per year (June to May).  A list of SPSS learning sites is maintained at

Adobe Products

UBC IT offers many Adobe products, including Acrobat, Photoshop and Illustrator, at discounted academic prices, on an annual basis.  Please contact Psychiatry IT about ordering.

Microsoft KMS Activation

Software requiring KMS activation (currently Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Office 2010 and Office 2013) will check with the UBC KMS server every 7 days and renew their lease.  This is only possible while connected to our wired network.  A lease renewal does not occur within 180 days, you will get reminders for 30 days. If lease renewal doesn’t happen after the 30 day reminder period, your software will stop working.