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Instructors - register now for Copyright in the Classroom

Do you upload readings or other materials into Canvas? Include photos, diagrams or maps in your PowerPoint slides? Use blogs or social media in your courses? Use teaching materials you find online? All of these activities can implicate copyright. Copyright protects written, artistic, musical and dramatic works, as well as performances, sound recordings and broadcast signals.

Join SFU's Copyright Office at each campus this fall when we will explain SFU's policies and guidelines outlining how you can use copyright protected materials in your courses (in-person and in Canvas), and how to find materials with fewer restrictions such as Open Access publications and materials without copyright protection. We will also explain your rights as the creator of your course materials as well as the Copyright Office's services.

Bring your copyright questions and concerns.

​Visit the copyright website for FAQs, resources, links and videos. Contact the Copyright Office with any questions (

If you can't make it, the Copyright Office welcomes requests for custom workshops or presentations for your department or class. Email to schedule.


January 22, 24, 25

Registration information

Surrey: Monday, January 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Further information and registration here.

Burnaby: Wednesday, January 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Further information and registration here.

Vancouver: Thursday, January 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Further information and registration here.