Copyright Information Sessions

Questions about copyright? Join us for an information session. Can't make it during a scheduled session? No problem! We'll come to you - in  person, over the phone, or online.

Find out more about sessions for:



Faculty / Sessional Instructors

You likely upload course material to UM Learn, or otherwise share content with your students. Knowing what can be uploaded legally, and how much, can be challenging. Spend 30-45 minutes with a copyright expert who will 

  • give you practical information about Fair Dealing
  • provide you with details about copying library resources
  • demystify the use of images and media
  • explain the Copyright Act exceptions that are relevant to you
  • help you offer students the best copyright-friendly course material possible
  • offer Copyright Solutions to make your work easier.

Registration is not necessary - simply drop in (Copyright Info Sessions PDF). 

Bannatyne Campus, Neil John MacLean Health Sciences Library, 225 Kerr Boardroom

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019  -  10:30 to 11:15 am

If these dates do not fit your schedule, let the Copyright Office come to you.

Whether meeting individuals one-on-one or presenting to an entire department, copyright specialists are available to deliver information sessions on a date, time, and location that meets your schedule. Contact the Copyright Office for more information. 204-474-9607 / 7277 or

Graduate Students

Are you thinking of including in your thesis someone else's photograph, table, figure, chart or diagram? Want to modify or adapt it first? Find out what you need to know about copyright while preparing your thesis - whether you can use images and text created by others, if and when permission is needed, how to get permission, how to find free resources, details of the Copyright Act, who owns the copyright to your thesis, and more.

Copyright information sessions for graduate students are offered several times per year, usually during one-hour lunch breaks. For details about registration, consult the GradSteps Workshops website. Upcoming sessions include:

Fort Garry Campus, Grad Student's Association Lounge, 217 University Centre

  • Thursday, February 7th, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Bannatyne Campus, 071 Apotex Centre

  • Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

If these dates do not fit your schedule, please contact the Copyright Office at 204-474-7277 / 9607 or to arrange a meeting or presentation on a date, time and location that fits your schedule.

Staff / Researchers

Do you and your colleagues need an update on using copyrighted material for research or administrative purposes?

Information sessions can be scheduled for groups of any size, and for any research or administrative unit at the University of Manitoba. Sessions are usually scheduled for 30 minutes, but can be adjusted to your needs. If you would like to schedule an information session specifically for your faculty/department/unit, or if you would like to meet one-on-one, please contact

Remember, use it fairly - keep it legal.

Copyright Solutions service