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Acknowledgement and Release of Liability Members and Guests of the LIFE Institute (“LIFE”) understand that they may choose to participate in courses and activities some of which may take place on or off the campus of Ryerson University (Ryerson). Should they suffer any injury of any sort during the course of such activities or during activities which take place at the Ryerson campus, they acknowledge that they may not hold LIFE or Ryerson or any persons connected with either LIFE or Ryerson responsible for such injury and agree to release all parties of any liability in connection therewith. If any member or guest of LIFE has any condition which may make an activity (including any meals or food which may be offered or provided) any more hazardous for them than for the average person, they undertake to bring this to the attention of the course or activity leader or moderator and accept his or her judgment as to the advisability of their participation. Anyone who fails to mention such condition or decides to continue with the course or activity whether or not being advised not to must understand that he or she does so entirely at her or his own risk, relying on his or her own judgment for this purpose. Members and guests should also note that, if any member or guest, while on an off-campus activity of LIFE, should cause damage to person or property, they are NOT relieved of liability even if the insurance of LIFE, Ryerson, or any other person may also provide coverage.

Privacy Policy Please also visit our Privacy Policy page establishing the type of personal information that is collected by the LIFE Institute online and how we use and protect it.


Copyright Rules for LIFE Courses Adapted From Ryerson University's Fair Dealing Guidelines

Under the Fair Dealing Guidelines, educators maycommunicate and reproduce, in paper or electronic form, short excerpts from a copyright-protected work for the purposes of research, private study, criticism, review, news reporting, education, satire or parody.Copying or communicating short excerpts from a copyright-protected work under this Fair Dealing Guideline for the purpose of news reporting, criticism or review must mention the source and, if given in the source, the name of the author or creator of the work.

  • A copy of a short excerpt from a copyright-protected work may be provided or communicated to each student enrolled in a class or course:
    (a) as a class handout.
    (b) as a posting to a learning or course management system that is password protected or otherwise restricted to students of the university.
    (c) as part of a course pack.
  • A short excerpt means:
    -up to 10% of a copyright-protected work (including a literary work, musical score, sound recording, and an audiovisual work).
    -one chapter from a book.
    -a single article from a periodical.
    -an entire artistic work (including a painting, print, photograph, diagram, drawing, map, chart, and plan) from a copyright-protected work containing other artistic works.
    -an entire newspaper article or page.
    -an entire single poem or musical score from a copyright-protected work containing other poems or musical scores.
    -an entire entry from an encyclopedia, annotated bibliography, dictionary or similar reference work provided that in each case, no more of the work is copied than is required in order to achieve the allowable purpose.

Important Considerations

  • It is definitely preferable to include a link to a newspaper article or other online source than to try to reproduce the document.
  • Course Leaders are responsible for citing the source for any excerpts or graphics that are reproduced on their course pages.
  • Copying or communicating multiple short excerpts from the same copyright-protected work, with the intention of copying or communicating substantially the entire work, is prohibited.

If you have any questions or concerns about copyright law please contact LIFE for further clarifications at