Yes. However, when submitting your thesis, you will be required to grant a partial copyright license allowing the University Library to post your thesis in Summit, the University’s digital research repository, and allowing Library and Archives Canada to make your thesis available on the Internet and in searchable databases. These license clearly stipulates that you own the copyright to your thesis, but that you have allowed "non-exclusive" use of your thesis by the University Library and by Library and Archives Canada.
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Currently, honours theses are not available in the library and undergraduate students do not typically submit their theses to the library.
Honours theses may be deposited in Summit, SFU's research repository. Contact your undergraduate advisor about the suitability of putting your honours thesis in Summit. If your advisor agrees that your honours thesis belongs in Summit, please forward it to email@example.com along with your name and the name of your advisor.
Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about submitting your work.
The best source for finding university calendars is now the internet. University calendars are usually linked from the home page of the university which can ordinarily be easily found through a search using any one of the regular search engines, e.g. Google.
At the Burnaby campus, a large collection of calendars in paper format is available in the SFU Registrar's Office, in the Maggie Benston Centre, entered between the Bookstore and the Pub. The Registrar's Office is on the Mall level, at the extreme south-east corner of the floor. This collection is accessible during all hours the Registrar's Office is open.
The Belzberg Library (Harbour Centre Campus) keeps some print calendars from BC Universities and Lower Mainland Colleges and Institutes, although most have now been replaced by online catalogues. The print catalogues are in the LB call number range in the Belzberg Reference collection.
The Surrey Library does not have calenders from other universities.
Yes. While fair dealing does not specifically mention teaching it does mention education. The Supreme Court of Canada has also ruled that a teacher may make copies of short excerpts of copyright protected works and distribute them to students as part of classroom instruction without prior request from the student under the fair dealing exception. See the Application of Fair Dealing under Policy R30.04 for details about what may be as copied as fair dealing by instructors.
Additionally, the Copyright Act includes exceptions for educational institutions, which allow specific uses of copyright protected works in the classroom. See the Copyright Infographic for details about fair dealing and the educational exceptions.
Three libraries form the SFU Library:
1. The WAC Bennett Library or Bennett, which is located on the Burnaby Mountain Campus and is the main SFU Library.
2. The Belzberg Library or Belzberg, located in downtown Vancouver.
3. The Fraser Library or Fraser, located in Surrey.
The word "WEB" listed as a library in the Library Catalogue means that the item listed is available on the Web.
The phrase "Curriculum collection" listed as a library in the Library Catalogue means that the item can be found in the Curriculum Collection in the Bennett Library.
The SFU Library does not provide research services for a fee, however, patrons can contact InfoAction, Vancouver Public Library's fee-based research service.
SFU Surrey (Fraser) Library does not offer English as an Additional Language classes, however, other resources are available:
Students can attend a workshop, book a conversation consultation, and get help with academic writing in English at the Student Learning Commons.
Community members can attend a drop-in English conversation circle at Surrey Public Libraries, register for the English Conversation Program with the City of Surrey, or find classes through the New to BC website.
Yes. The Library research skills tutorial is a Canvas module which introduces concepts like refining topics, finding background information including reference sources, and where to find scholarly articles.
To import this tutorial into your Canvas course, go to Canvas Commons to search for the desired tutorial by title and then follow these step-by-step instructions to import the content. If you need further assistance, contact IT Services.
The Library does not normally carry past exams. For assistance in finding previous or practice exams at SFU, see Exam Preparation: Previous and Practice Exams.