On July 30, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada brought an end to one of the longest-running copyright sagas in recent memory when it rendered its judgement in the York University v. Access Copyright case. The case capped the debate around the rights and limits of educational institutions who are reproducing copyrighted material for student use using the “fair dealing” exception as outlined in the Canadian Copyright Act and Supreme Court cases such as CCH v. LSUC.
The Blue and Gold Award recognizes the efforts of librarians, technicians, and other library staff at the Ryerson University Library and Archives who collaborate to provide faculty and students with convenient and copyright compliant access to library resources through the university’s course management system, known as the One Stop Course Readings Service.
The team works alongside other units on campus to provide a service that exemplifies the values associated with the President’s Blue and Gold Award of Excellence: collaboration, innovation, and integrity. Team members were celebrated at the Ryerson Awards Night, a gala event for the university community which acknowledges the highest achievements of its faculty and staff.