File sharing has become a prominent tool for our daily tasks as we move towards a collaborative and innovative nature in today’s society. UBC IT is pleased to announce the official launch of UBC Workspace, UBC’s first dedicated file sharing service. This cloud-based service, hosted on-site at UBC, was chosen based on its ability to meet faculty and staff requests for ways to share files securely (by folders) with colleagues within the UBC network and with non-UBC employees on external networks.

Similar to other cloud-based file sharing systems such as Dropbox®, Workspace provides the added security of UBC hosted data servers that meet BC legislative and UBC privacy and security requirements. All staff and faculty members with Enterprise Active Directory (EAD) account credentials can start using the service. All Workspace accounts come with 20GB of storage at no cost. Those who need more storage can purchase it at a nominal cost.

Key Features of Workspace:
– Service hosted on-premise at UBC
– Access files from anywhere with an Internet connection
– Access files through your browser, on your desktop or on your mobile Android or iOS device.
– Share files via folders with anyone inside or outside of UBC
– Manage files effortlessly
• Create and share comments on file
• Create folders to separate projects
• Bookmark files as “favourite”
• Review history of actions
– Share securely
• Set different file access permissions for different people– view, edit and/or share
– 20 GB of free storage

There is an app (login is CWL):

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Username: CWL login
Password: CWL password

To learn more about Workspace, please visit the service page.
To start using Workspace, please visit and login with your EAD credentials (for most users, this is your Campus-Wide Login credentials). If you have trouble accessing the service, please contact the IT Service Centre at 604.822.2008 or