Testimonials from our graduates provide you with concrete feedback about why you too should join our Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law.
You can see the complete list of graduates from the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law here.
Testimonials: Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law
Alan Kilpatrick, Reference Librarian (Canada)
I absolutely recommend the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law to anyone who wants to develop practical copyright skills. Before the course started, I thought I had a high degree of knowledge about copyright. However, I realize that I lacked the skills to apply that knowledge practically. I imagine that most librarians are in a similar situation. Now, I am confident I have the skills to make practical decisions about copyright in my library. (February 2019)
Angela Heath — Copyright Technician, Seneca Libraries (Canada)
I would absolutely recommend this program to my colleagues or anyone who wants a better understanding of copyright law in plain English. I am now able to give presentations on copyright to new faculty and my library colleagues. Since completing this program, I feel much more confident in educating others about copyright and answering their questions. The unique email format was very helpful, especially with the ability to print lessons and review them on my own time. I find myself always referring back to my notes and the readings. (October 2018)
Visal Chea — eLearning Developer, Durham College, Canada
The Certificate program was definitely worth the price for the knowledge gained. I have a much better understanding of the type of content I can use and not use in my role as an eLearning developer. I’m now more conscious of the type of content we use, and I’ve gained the knowledge to spot possible copyright issues and advise accordingly. I definitely recommend the program. (August 2018)
CATHERINE MACGREGOR — INFORMATION RESOURCE SPECIALIST (CANADA)
I was looking for an overview of Canadian and international copyright law, advice and best practices on compliance within an organization and information on the role of librarians in managing copyright – the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law provided all of that and more. The tools were very helpful. I have the Copyright Compliance Checklist pinned to the board at my desk! The Fair Dealing/Fair Use comparison was also useful. We’ve already started drafting a copyright disclaimer for circulating materials and are planning mandatory interactive learning, some targeted training and centralized copyright information on the intranet. I would definitely recommend this program to others. (August 2018)
PAOLA KONTIC — MANAGER CATHOLIC LIBRARY LEARNING COMMONS (CANADA)
The Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law increased my copyright knowledge base and I will now be the key person to respond to copyright queries from staff. I really appreciated the ability to complete the program on my own time and pace. I am now working on a website with copyright information that staff can access and will shortly begin teaching others in my school about copyright compliance. (August 2018)
Cyndi Smith — Library and Academic Success Centre, Georgian College (Canada)
The whole design of the program worked very well for a busy professional. I learned more than I was expecting and everything was paced very well for me. The online discussions altered my thinking on at least two occasions. Without the input from another I might not have taken that perspective into account or made that kind of a connection by myself. I now know what I need to prioritize with my copyright action items, and how to evaluate my institution’s risk level. (August 2018)
DAVID M.P. LEGGETT — LIBRARY & COPYRIGHT ASSISTANT, NORTHERN LIGHTS COLLEGE (CANADA)
The Certificate program has done wonders for me in terms of fueling my confidence in my ability to do the job. I will be pushing for a more centralized approach to copyright administration — most immediately the completion of a long-promised database for managing copyright permissions.
TERESA LEE — KNOWLEDGE MANAGER (FRANCE)
I would definitely recommend this program to others. At first I was surprised that email would be the predominant mode of lesson delivery, but in fact I much preferred it to having to deal with Moodle or another type of LMS. It’s fuss-free and there’s no excuse for failing to do the readings! I’ve already had a “copyright coffee” with some publishing staff in another unit, and copyright training of Agency staff is now a key training goal for this year. (February 2018)
DARCYE LOVSIN — COPYRIGHT LIBRARIAN, LANGARA COLLEGE (CANADA)
The program was very helpful. I will immediately be using some of the fair dealing information to update our library copyright website and clarify our copyright guidelines for our staff and faculty. (February 2018)
STEPHANIE JOLY — INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, BANK OF CANADA (CANADA)
The Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law exceeded my expectations. I can now answer clients’ questions about copyright with confidence. I liked the email format and that I could learn at my own pace. It was interesting to hear how other professionals in different organizations deal with copyright issues. (February 2018)
MARCIA LEA — COPYRIGHT AGENT, COPYRIGHT VISUAL ARTS/DROIT D’AUTEUR ARTS VISUALS (CARCC) (CANADA)
The Certificate program met my expectations. I am now able to to answer more complicated copyright questions we receive from our members and licensees, particularly in relation to handling international licensing situations. (February 2018)
CHARLOTTE GRANT — VISUAL RESEARCHER & DESIGN ASSISTANT (CANADA)
I needed a starting base of information on copyright law and clearing rights. This course was suggested by my association VRSC, and was an amazing source of information. I am starting from scratch. The procedures and checklists provided in the program are a great way to kick off my new adventure in copyright. For anyone working in or interested in copyright, this program is an eye opener. (February 2018)
KELLY-ANN TURKINGTON — PERMISSIONS/LICENSING OFFICER (CANADA)
The Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law was definitely worth the price. I now have a much greater knowledge of Canadian copyright in general and how copyright applies in my workplace. (January 2018)
SELENA PERCY — ARCHIVES SPECIALIST, CITY OF RED DEER, ALBERTA (CANADA)
I would definitely recommend the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law to others. I really enjoyed learning about international copyright law as well. The Tools are all very useful and I’ll be incorporating them into our archives’ practices. (August 2017)
JUANITA MACDONALD (CANADA)
The Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law was definitely what I was looking for. I am now more mindful of project management planning and risk assessments with respect to copyright. (August 2017)
CORINNE HOPE —LIBRARY SERVICES MANAGER, KEYANO COLLEGE (CANADA)
It was a great course. I really liked how it is broken down into small, daily modules because it makes it easier to retain the information. The quizzes were really helpful because they tested my knowledge on the subject and allowed me to self-assess areas that I needed to brush up on. (October 2017)
NICOLE FLETCHER — COLLECTIONS MANAGER, WINNIPEG ART GALLERY (CANADA)
I loved the Certificate program, it exceeded my expectations. Each tutorial delivered copyright information in an easy to understand format and I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of information that we received. After the program, my priority is to revise the copyright portion of our contracts. I will also make a copyright adherence policy for staff and begin staff copyright education. The program has been a very valuable experience for me and has made me feel more secure in managing copyright at work. I definitely recommend the Certificate program to others.
ROWAN AMOTT — DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD (CANADA)
Thank you for offering this Certificate program. Today’s lesson has prompted me to draft a document/resource/table of frequently asked questions with a ‘scripted’ response plus links and references to substantiate that response. It should make my life a bit easier and could be accessed by others when I am not available.
BRADLEY HAMPSON, MBA — ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT, TECHNOLOGY, FRONTIER SCHOOL DIVISION, WINNIPEG (CANADA)
The Certificate program and each eTutorial is logical and linear, and the e-lessons are easily (and enjoyably) read and retained. The most value I expect to get is with the overall legality of copyright and how best to develop a personal risk/copyright management plan as it pertains to my photography. For my work, I can see how it has already benefited the School Division as we are reworking our Copyright protocols, policies, and most importantly our Professional Development and communications for our students, educators, and support staff.
MICHELLE DEMEYERE — VISUAL RESEARCHER, VRSC (CANADA)
The Certificate program is fantastic. Beyond fantastic. I can’t recommend this program enough. It’s validating in that it reviews and supports the bits of copyright law that I’ve gleaned in doing this thing called ‘visual research’. It’s a great compilation of a lot of things that come up in our emails/facebook – eg: fair dealing, public domain, creative commons, digital rights, international clearance etc. I wish I had taken this course 15 years ago when I started. I wish I had taken this course anytime within the last 15 years. I feel like it’s making me a better researcher, and more confident in knowing the law behind our research scenarios.
JUANITA RICHARDSON — THE MICHENER INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION AT UHN (CANADA)
I was able to immediately apply what I learned in the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law program and I have already created a Fair Dealing Policy and Procedure. I am now in the process of creating a Copyright Strategy for our organization.
ROWAN ARNOTT (CANADA)
I received the plaque this week — it looks great. Thank you, I enjoyed the course and it got me beyond thinking about copyright in the ‘local sense’ and forced me to realize how important it was in an international or global sense. I was not sure what to expect as this was the first e-course that I have taken (showing my age). The course proved to be exceptionally thorough and the lessons were precise, detailed, professional and had excellent footnotes for additional information and resources. Your email communications were regular, encouraging, personal when needed, and cheerful. I appreciated the breakdown by modules and the tool to ensure that I organized the notes in an orderly fashion. At the end of the day I have a great resource that I can refer to in the future; I have a stronger understanding of the subject; and I have cast a critical eye as to how I manage copyright in the workplace.
SYLVIE SÉGUIN — AGENTE AUX DROITS D’AUTEUR (CANADA)
I was very pleased and honoured to receive the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law. The Certificate brought immediate positive feedback from my employer and colleagues.