UBC employees, including GRAs, RAs, and TAs, who are eligible for a FASmail account will automatically be provisioned an account, which consists of an alias of email@example.com. Please note that an account with firstname.lastname@example.org may be provisioned if for some reason your email@example.com is not suitable. For requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All accounts are subject to the following conditions:
- FASmail addresses are not permanent and are only valid for the duration of one’s employment at UBC
- FASmail addresses may expire before a student graduates if they cease to be an employee of the University (eg. if their RAship ends)
- All FASmail addresses, may not be forwarded to non-UBC accounts
- You must agree to the terms and conditions of a FASmail account, including only using the account for university purposes and not misrepresenting the nature of your employment relationship with UBC.
Comparing Options for Graduate Students
Graduate students who are employees have two options for email addresses:
|UBC Student and Alumni email service||UBC Faculty and Staff email (FASmail)|
|Usually the best choice for academic and scholarly activities||For business related to your appointment at the university only; often required for TAships and other employment activities that handle confidential data|
|Can be hosted by UBC or forwarded to another account (such as Gmail); not FIPPA compliant if you forward it||Hosted by UBC; FIPPA compliant|
|Permanent address – you can keep it after you graduate; people will still be able to reach you once you are no longer working for UBC||Address will be deactivated when you are no longer an employee (even if you are still a student) (no forwarding or redirect message)|
|Sign up: UBC Student and Alumni email service||Sign up: Automatically provisioned|