Web Browsers

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

Microsoft Office

Office 2019 is installed on all new computers, but will install Office 2016, 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.

Mathematical and Statistical

MATLAB is available for all faculty, staff and researchers for non-commercial teaching and research purposes.

SAS may be used by UBC staff, faculty, employees, and students and only for non-commercial Teaching and Research and/or Administrative purposes for UBC.

SPSS Statistics is available for UBC owned computers.  A list of SPSS learning sites is maintained at

Maple may be used on UBC owned computers: computer labs, computers purchased under grants, departmental laptops, etc. Faculty owned computers: personal or office computers.

Adobe Products

UBC IT offers many Adobe products, including Acrobat, Photoshop and Illustrator.  It is free for staff and faculty, on UBC owned computers.


Please see for information about Anti-Malware solutions for UBC members.

Other software

NVIVO is available for UBC owned computers.

Snagit & Camtasia are available to active UBC staff, faculty or students.  Please use your CWL account at

How to get software

Please contact Psychiatry IT, if you qualify and would like any of the above software installed.

Microsoft KMS Activation

Software requiring KMS activation (currently Windows 8.1 and all versions of Microsoft Office) 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.

Computer fundamentals courses are available to employees at