About



The Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office

The Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office supports scholarly communications and copyright services for the UBC community. Our office advises faculty and staff on the application of UBC's copyright requirements and guidelines in a higher education setting and provides a range of services to support faculty, staff and students in the preparation of their course materials, assignments, presentations and publications. We have developed various communications measures and services to help build awareness about copyright and provide information to assist the university community understand copyright requirements. We are committed to a strong client service ethic in the delivery of our services.

We also support a number of scholarly communications initiatives in support of both the institution and UBC scholars who are in engaged in open scholarship. You can learn more about these initiatives and related services at scholcomm.ubc.ca

Who We Are

Allan Bell

Allan Bell, Associate University Librarian, Digital Programs and Services allan.bell@ubc.ca | 604-827-4830

Among other responsibilities, Allan oversees the management and ongoing development of the Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office. He leads the planning, coordination, analysis and implementation of new service models that focus on the provision of Intellectual Property and copyright support for the UBC Community. He also identifies recommended and sustainable service models to support scholarly communication activities on the campus and coordinates formalized discussion and education of these issues with faculty, students, and research and publishing constituencies on the UBC's Vancouver campus.


Peter D. James, Intellectual Property and Copyright Services Librarian peter.james@ubc.ca or copyright.services@ubc.ca | 604-822-3720

Peter 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 Initiatives in the provision of copyright and intellectual property services to UBC users.


Stephanie Savage, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Services Librarian stephanie.savage@ubc.ca or copyright.services@ubc.ca | 604-827-1790

Along with Peter, Stephanie oversees the daily operations of the Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office. Her 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. She provides operational assistance to the Director, Library Digital Initiatives in the provision of copyright and intellectual property services to UBC users.


Simonida Jocic

Simonida Jocic, Rights & Permissions Manager simonida.jocic@ubc.ca | 604-822-6742

Simonida manages the Rights & Permissions service. Her role is to process faculty and instructor requests for copyrighted materials for use in course instruction and library course reserves. Her position liaises with Library course reserves, Library branches, and the UBC Bookstore to promote access to required course materials that are not currently held within the Library’s collections.




Cecilia Canal

Cecilia Canal, Senior Rights & Permissions Assistant cecilia.canal@ubc.ca | 604-827-5619

Assists the Rights & Permissions Manager to process faculty and instructor requests for copyrighted materials for use in course instruction and library course reserves.


Alayne Campbell

Alayne Campbell, Senior Rights & Permissions Assistant alayne.campbell@ubc.ca | 604-827-2492

Assists the Rights & Permissions Manager to process faculty and instructor requests for copyrighted materials for use in course instruction and library course reserves.



Anton Nonin, Senior Rights & Permissions Assistant anton.nonin@ubc.ca | 604-827-5619

Assists the Rights & Permissions Manager to process faculty and instructor requests for copyrighted materials for use in course instruction and library course reserves.

Tammy Lee, Rights & Permissions Assistant tammy.lee@ubc.ca | 604-827-2019

Assists the Rights & Permissions Manager to process faculty and instructor requests for copyrighted materials for use in course instruction and library course reserves.

Scholarly Communications Services

Provides guidance on open access, creative commons, rights management for authors, supports for new models of scholarship

The Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office

  • supports UBC's commitment to develop a campus strategy for enhancing UBC's scholarly communications on global issues,
  • assists in producing high-quality research and scholarship, and increasing its impact,
  • provides additional mechanisms to enhance knowledge exchange and mobilization, and
  • assists in making UBC's research open and accessible, as stated in UBC's Strategic Plan for Research Excellence.

To learn more about scholarly communications at UBC, please visit scholcomm.ubc.ca









Copyright Services



Copyright Education

The Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office provides workshops and educational materials on copyright and intellectual property, including:

  • copyright resources through the Copyright @ UBC website
  • custom workshops and training for faculty, staff, and students
  • updates and Q&As at faculty departmental meetings

Members of the team are available to speak on copyright compliance at departmental meetings and committee meetings. Schedule a workshop or presentation or departmental visit by email.

Copyright Consultation

Provides copyright consultation & support

Members of the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office are available to work one-on-one with the university community to ensure their teaching and instructional materials are copyright compliant.

Send your question or request for a consultation by email.

Rights & Permissions

Provides assistance with course-related copyright permissions for faculty and instructors

Rights & Permissions services include:

Copyright Permissions
Obtaining and tracking course-related copyright permissions and transactional licenses for faculty and instructors
Processing Items in Library Online Course Reserves (LOCR)
Ensures that all requests for copyrighted materials in the Library Online Course Reserves system are processed uniformly according to the requirements and guidelines of the University
Records Management
Maintains records of all permissions and transactional licenses undertaken by the Office

CONTACT: permissions.office@ubc.ca or simonida.jocic@ubc.ca | 604-822-6742

source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Copyright:Website/About