Copyright Information Sessions

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

Find out more about sessions for:



Faculty / Sessional Instructors

The U of M Copyright Office is offering a new resource and sessions for Fall, 2020.

Copyright Office Webinars and Educational Resources

The U of M Copyright Office has developed a Webinars and Educational Resources site on UM Learn. This is not a course, but a one-stop knowledge base where you can view and download recorded webinars, info sheets and electronic media on the use of copyright protected works at U of M, in person or online.

Faculty, instructors, and academic staff who are enrolled in the U of M Copyright Tutorial can automatically access the Copyright Office - Webinars and Educational Resources by logging in here, or look for it on your UM Learn homepage under "My Courses".

Not sure if you have access? Contact the U of M Copyright Office to get registered at

Q and A live session

Attend a "drop in" live Q and A copyright session to get your copyright questions answered. Taking advantage of the screen-sharing capabilities of Microsoft Teams, Copyright Office specialists will not only discuss, but can demonstrate where to find answers to common copyright questions such as assessing the copyright status of online resources, search strategies for images on the internet, and interpreting Creative Commons licenses.

October 14, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Microsoft Teams

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

Whether meeting individuals one-on-one or presenting to an entire department, copyright specialists are available to deliver online 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. 

Please contact the Copyright Office at 204-474-7277 / 9607 or to arrange a virtual meeting or presentation on a date, and time that fits your schedule.

Staff / Researchers

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

Virtual 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 a session one-on-one, please contact



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