Fume hoods will shut down this weekend

The fume hoods in Mackenzie Chown H and F block will be shut down on Saturday.The hoods will not be operational between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The shutdown is for annual fall repairs on the exhaust systems.Facilities Management advises that: All hood enclosures should be empty. If this is not practical, all bottles and containers in the hood must be closed tight. All containers in vented cabinets under hoods should be closed. This should be normal practice. Hoods that are not vented to the outside can be used (one filtered fume hood in Earth Sciences, all laminar flow hoods and all bio-containment hoods).Direct questions or concerns to Facilities Management customer service at 905-688-5550 x3717 or facilitiesmanagement@brocku.ca.Direct safety-related issues to Andy Prankevicius, research and academic safety officer, at 905-688-5550 x5390 or aprankevicius@brocku.ca. read more

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MasterCard planning to roll out selfie pay in Canada this summer

MasterCard planning to roll out ‘selfie pay’ in Canada this summer AMSTERDAM – Starting this summer, Canadian MasterCard holders will be able to pay for their online purchases using a selfie or a fingerprint instead of a password.After a pilot project in the Netherlands, the payment card company says it plans to roll out the technology in Canada, the U.S. and parts of Europe.MasterCard says biometric payments — which use characteristics such as their fingerprints, voice or facial features to identify users — are more convenient and secure than passwords.During the pilot project, participants in the Netherlands were required to download an app in order to use the technology.MasterCard Netherlands says it’s now looking at ways of integrating the technology into the apps of banking and tech giants to make the process even simpler for consumers.Details surrounding the Canadian iteration of the service are not yet available.———Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 22, 2016 1:54 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 22, 2016 at 6:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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