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icons representing authentication options: smartphone, landline, text bubble, token?Tokens for multi-factor authentication are available for purchase from the Campus Bookstore.

Options available for multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) combines two or more independent credentials or “factors” — typically something you know (e.g. your password) paired with something you have (e.g. your mobile phone) — to create a second layer of security for your UWin Account.

In terms of the “something you have” or second factor, there are currently four options for UWin Account holders to choose from:

  1. Phone – Text me a code
  2. Phone – Call me
  3. Microsoft Authenticator App
  4. MFA token (hardware)

“We have just added the MFA hardware token,” says Marcin Pulcer, assistant director, Information Technology Services. “It is a small card that displays a six-digit code upon the press of a button.”

The advantages of the MFA token are that it does not require a mobile device, it is portable, and it will work anywhere.

The MFA tokens are available for purchase from the Campus Bookstore for $12.50 plus tax. A one-time set-up using a card reader is required to connect the MFA token to your UWin Account. This set-up can be completed by bringing your MFA token to the IT Service Desk located in the lower level of the University Computer Centre, during business hours.

A full description of the MFA second factor options, including the pros and cons of each, can be found in the IT Services Catalogue.

—Ericka Greenham

Brennan FeaseyForward Brennan Feasey and his Lancer teammates are facing Brock in the first round of the OUA men’s hockey playoffs.

Lancers looking to even men’s hockey playoff series

The Lancer men’s hockey team will have a chance to even its best-of-three first-round playoff series tonight — taking to the ice in St. Catharines for Game 2 against the Brock Badgers, the premiere match-up in varsity action this weekend.

Windsor lost the series opener 6-3 Wednesday; the squads will head back to the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex for a deciding third game, if necessary, on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. These games will be webcast live at

Lancer curling is competing in the Ontario University Athletics championship tournament this weekend in Guelph. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished seventh last year and hope to improve on that standing. Play opened Thursday and will continue through Monday. Read a full preview at

Women’s hockey will close out its season at home, hosting the Ryerson Rams at 7:30 p.m. Friday and the Queen’s Gaels at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Volleyball will be in London on Friday to play the Western Mustangs. Basketball will bounce into Waterloo to play the Warriors on Friday and will tip off against the Mustangs in London on Saturday.

Student CollaboratoryThe Leddy Library will operate on a shortened holiday schedule on Monday and return to normal hours for the remainder of Reading Week.

Campus libraries to reduce hours on Family Day

The Leddy Library will reduce its hours Monday, Feb. 17, opening 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in observance of the Family Day holiday. It will retain regular hours of operation through the remainder of Reading Week.

The Paul Martin Law Library will close Monday and Friday, Feb. 17 and 21, and retain its regular hours of operation through the remainder of Reading Week.

Chrysler Hall TowerThe University and CUPE Local 1393 have reached a tentative collective agreement.

University reaches tentative agreement with CUPE Local 1393

The University of Windsor and the Canadian Union of Public Employees reached a tentative collective agreement Thursday, Feb. 13, for Local 1393, representing skilled trades and technical staff.

Details of the agreement will be released following ratification by members of the CUPE bargaining unit and the University of Windsor Board of Governors.