Published on Brock University (http://brocku.ca)
Under the University’s guideline on Ownership of Student-Created Intellectual Property (in section 3, subsection C. 4. of the Faculty Handbook), students own the copyright in their thesis, major research paper and in any examinations, reports or papers done as part of course requirements.
For normal course materials (with the exception of exam papers), the University receives a licence to copy the work for internal use within the University and to circulate the work as part of the University library collection.
For theses and major research papers, the student signs an express licence to the University granting Brock the right to reproduce the paper/thesis and to circulate it. Contact Graduate Studies for more information.
Certain types of materials or circumstances can affect who owns the materials. For example:
For more information about student intellectual property rights, visit: http://www.brocku.ca/graduate-studies/current-students/intellectual-property.