Copyright at UNBC

The UNBC Copyright Office is a source of information, services, and education for the University of Northern British Columbia community. We aim to help staff, faculty, and students remain compliant while they focus on teaching and research at UNBC. This website is designed to educate users on copyright information and UNBC's Copyright Guidelines, and is maintained by the copyright officer.

We offer many copyright services, including:

  • Reviewing course syllabi, course packs, Blackboard posts, and other uses of third-party materials.
  • Providing copyright education and help with copyright-related questions.
  • Creating PDF copies and permanent links for Blackboard.
  • Arranging permissions, licenses, and copyright clearance.

If you require any of these services or have any questions, please contact the Copyright Office directly. Alternatively, use this form to submit copyright clearance requests. In most cases your request will be filled within one business day, but in some cases, depending on workload and if your request requires additional licensing from publishers, this may take up to six weeks. If you would prefer to meet in person or have an in-depth copyright question that requires meeting, please consider booking an appointment to meet with the Copyright Officer in person.


The UNBC Copyright Office makes every effort to provide accurate copyright information for educational purposes. This information is not to be construed as legal advice and should not be relied upon in that regard.