UIT Service Advisory - New font deployment to University desktop assets as of Monday, August 17, 2020

UIT Service Advisory


Please note, the University Brand and Marketing department has reached out to UIT to facilitate the deployment of IBM Plex font to University desktop assets as of August 17th. 


We have shared our SCCM deployment practice including the font package to our Faculty IT partners via Teams > Device Management > SCCM channel. 

Please expect instructions from the "Talent Acquisition & Development" team to provide further guidance to the community on how to set the new font (IBM Plex) as the default font for the various Microsoft Office products. 


Information supplied by Communications & Public Affairs Division: 

In 2019, York University embarked on a journey to clearly define who we are and what we stand for in a compelling and memorable way. 

  • With an evidence-based strategy from extensive quantitative research and interviews with over 4,000 stakeholders, competitive reviews and validation research, we landed on Right The Future - a bold vision to take our brand further — typography is a central part of our brand.  
  • IBM Plex has been specially chosen as the universal type face for York University.  Its modern character pairs well with our message of positive change. 

We thank you for your continued support and cooperation.


Please direct any questions or concerns to UIT Client Services.


Email:  askit@yorku.ca
Self Serve Portal:  http://askit.yorku.ca

Thank you,
University Information Technology