Writing with Integrity

Date & Time

Tuesday, 26 April 2016
13:00 to 15:00


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Rd, UBC, Point Grey campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

Registration Closed / Past Event


Communicating your research and ideas effectively and ethically requires being accurate, objective, honest, and clear. This means understanding the writing conventions of your academic discipline and being attuned to and adept at all practices that ensure those objectives are met. This interactive workshop will:

  • review important ethical principles and practices in academic writing, including: 
    • the avoidance of plagiarism
    • proper citation
    • accurate representation of ideas and findings
  • provide strategies for ensuring that written work meets the highest ethical standards
  • include examples from the social sciences/humanities and the life/physical sciences

Instructors: Dr. Beth Haverkamp is Associate Dean, Office of Graduate Programs and Research, Faculty of Education. Her scholarly interests include Ethics, Assessment and Research Design, and Counselling Process Research. In 2009 she was awarded the Killam Faculty Teaching Prize in the Faculty of Education.

Dr. Susan Porter is Dean and Vice-Provost in Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Her scholarly interests have included molecular genetics and clinical molecular diagnostics. In recent years she has turned her attention to graduate student professional development including developing materials for courses on the responsible conduct of research.

Registration Information

Registration opens on Monday, April 18 at 9:00am. Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. Confirmation of registration will be sent within two working days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please send a message to: graduate.pathways@ubc.ca


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email graduate.pathways@ubc.ca, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.