Copyright & Privacy

Use of any UBC learning technology must comply with Canadian copyright laws and the student privacy regulations set out in BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

Copyright laws

Uploading and posting content from copyrighted works requires general authorization under the Copyright Act (e.g., fair dealing or other exceptions) or authorization directly from the copyright holder (e.g., a UBC license that permits such use or express permission from the copyright holder).

Any copyrighted resources provided within a learning management system may only be printed (single copy only) or accessed for your own research, private study, criticism, review, or news reporting and may not be further copied or distributed, except in accordance with the Fair Dealing Requirements for UBC Faculty and Staff and the Copyright Guidelines for UBC Faculty, Staff, and Students.

For more information about copyright at UBC, please visit the University’s copyright website.

Student privacy

Under the FIPPA, UBC must collect, use, and disclose personal information in a lawful and appropriate manner.

For instructors, the important thing to consider is that sensitive data—information about an identifiable individual, e.g. student biographical, financial, educational, and employment information—should not be:

  • Distributed to or held on servers outside Canada (such as a learning technology located in the U.S.)
  • Stored unencrypted on computers or mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, or smart phones

Additional info about FIPPA can be found on the University Counsel’s website or the OIPC website. Specific information on using cloud services in compliant ways is available within the Privacy Fact Sheet: Disclosing Personal Information Outside Canada.


Copyright help

Support for managing the Copyright Attribution process is offered by the following Faculty contacts.

Jump to your faculty:
UBCO | Applied Science | Arts | College of Health Disciplines | Dentistry | Education | Forestry | Land & Food Systems | Law | Medicine | Pharmacy | Sauder School of Business | Science | Other


Okanagan Subject Librarians

Applied Science

Faculty of Applied Science

Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Community and Regional Planning



Centre for Instructional Support

Jim Sibley, Director, Centre for Instructional Support

Sophie Spiridonoff, Educational Technology Consultant

Steven Louie, Administrative Support

Learning Technology Rovers

School of Nursing

Centre for Instructional Support


Angela Lam, Manager, Arts Learning Centre Operations

College of Health Disciplines

UBC Health

John Cheng

  • Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
  • 400 - 2194 Health Sciences Mall
  • Phone: 604.827.5671


Faculty of Dentistry

James Pagnotta


Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education

Educational Technology Support

School of Kinesiology

Cliff Storlund


Faculty of Forestry

Ben Rogers, Web Coordinator

  • Faculty of Forestry | Office of the Dean
  • 2623 - 2424 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
  • Phone: 604.822.5294

Land & Food Systems

  • LFS Learning Centre
  • Macmillan Building 264 - 2357 Main Mall
  • Phone: 604.822.1936 ext 2


Please contact the LT Hub


Faculty of Medicine

Canvas Tech

Audiology & Speech Sciences

Andrew Hale, Computer Systems Specialist & Facilities Manager

Midwifery Program

Sherry-Lee Hubick, Instructional Assistant

Occupational Sciences and Occupational Therapy

Mark Meheriuk, Information Systems Administrator

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Joanne Wouterse, Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Physical Therapy

Carissa Dyck, Program Administration Manager

School of Population and Public Health

Stefan Mladenovic, Information Systems Manager

Other Medicine

  • For unlisted Medicine departments using Canvas, please contact the Learning Technology Hub at
  • For those faculty teaching in the Undergraduate Medical Education or a Postgraduate Medical Education program using Entrada, please contact the MedIT Service Desk at


Pharmaceutical Sciences

Jon-Paul Marchand, Director, Educational Technology and Learning Designs

Parm Gill, Instructional Designer, Educational Technology and Learning Design

Joe Zerdin, Support Analyst, Educational Technology and Learning Design

Sauder School of Business

Sauder Duplication Services Centre


Rachel Petrynko, Learning Technologies Analyst

Other Faculties

Learning Technology Hub