Copyright for your Thesis: how to use images and other material

Date & Time

Tuesday, 27 September 2016
10:30 to 12:00


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and Copyright at UBC

Registration Closed / Past Event


Are you in the midst of writing your thesis? Are there images or portions of published manuscripts you are planning to use in your thesis? Do you have concerns over how copyright laws could delay your thesis submission?

In this session you will learn:

  • to examine your thesis for copyright compliance
  • the laws relating to using copyrighted images
  • to identify copyright material
  • about creative commons licenses
  • about using material from online resources
  • about author rights

The last segment of the workshop will include an opportunity for students to work one-on-one with members of Copyright Services at UBC who will be on hand to help you work through your copyright questions one-on-one. Bring your theses or other work you need guidance on.


Peter D James with Logan Bingle of Copyright at UBC (

Peter D James is the IP & Copyright Services Librarian. He oversees the daily operations of the Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office. His role involves liaising with academic faculties and departments, coordinating campus instruction on copyright and author rights, responding to copyright-related questions, and investigating the copyright status of selected materials. He provides operational assistance to the Director, Library Digital Services in the provision of copyright and intellectual property services to UBC users.

Logan Bingle is a master`s student with the School of Library, Information and Archival Studies (SLAIS) at UBC and is currently serving as a student assistant with Copyright at UBC through April 2017.

Registration Information

Registration opens Monday, September 19 at 9:00am.

Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. Confirmation of registration will be sent within two working days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please send a message to:


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.