Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) supports a diverse community of writers at UBC, at various levels of proficiency, across many types of writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical. In addition to one-on-one consultations, the CWSC delivers writing-focused programming for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members (visit our website for availability). All CWSC workshops, programs, and services are at no cost to the UBC community.

 

 Events

Title Description Date Theme
Personal Statements: Writing

Tue, June 2, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM See description. The personal statement is written for admission to graduate and professional programs at academic institutions like UBC. But what does personal mean in an academic context? How do writers construct an appropriate professional identity?

2 June 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, June 4, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication are hosting a virtual Candidacy to Completion Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation by focusing on strategies for connecting to complete.

4 June 2020 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Graduate Writing Retreat: June 9-11

Tue, June 9, 2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM See description. This June the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) holds its 3 day Graduate Writing Retreat (GWR) virtually.

9 June 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Graduate Writing Retreat: June 9-11

Wed, June 10, 2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM See description. This June the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) holds its 3 day Graduate Writing Retreat (GWR) virtually.

10 June 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, June 11, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication are hosting a virtual Candidacy to Completion Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation by focusing on strategies for connecting to complete.

11 June 2020 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Citing to Communicate: Who, What, When, Where, Why

Tue, June 16, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Citation is the infrastructure of contemporary scholarship. This means that citations are not merely surface features of a text; rather, they are integral to the text itself, providing the context and facilitating the forum for scholarly conversation.

16 June 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, June 18, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication are hosting a virtual Candidacy to Completion Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation by focusing on strategies for connecting to complete.

18 June 2020 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, June 25, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication are hosting a virtual Candidacy to Completion Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation by focusing on strategies for connecting to complete.

25 June 2020 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Lay Summaries: Writing

Tue, June 30, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Lay Summaries: Writing

30 June 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, July 2, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication are hosting a virtual Candidacy to Completion Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation by focusing on strategies for connecting to complete.

2 July 2020 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Professional Communication: From Classroom to Workplace

Tue, July 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. In both the classroom and the workplace, the ability to communicate professionally is a valuable skill. This is especially true today, when so many of our interactions take place digitally through print and video.

7 July 2020 - 10:00am Community and Network Building, Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, July 9, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication are hosting a virtual Candidacy to Completion Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation by focusing on strategies for connecting to complete.

9 July 2020 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, July 16, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication are hosting a virtual Candidacy to Completion Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation by focusing on strategies for connecting to complete.

16 July 2020 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, July 23, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication are hosting a virtual Candidacy to Completion Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation by focusing on strategies for connecting to complete.

23 July 2020 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, July 30, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication are hosting a virtual Candidacy to Completion Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation by focusing on strategies for connecting to complete.

30 July 2020 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, August 6, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication are hosting a virtual Candidacy to Completion Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation by focusing on strategies for connecting to complete.

6 August 2020 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, August 13, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication are hosting a virtual Candidacy to Completion Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation by focusing on strategies for connecting to complete.

13 August 2020 - 2:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication

 Services

Title Description Theme
Writing Consultations

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication supports a diverse community of writers at UBC, at various levels of proficiency, across many types of graduate student writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical. Consider booking a one-on-one appointment with a peer writing consultant to support your writing projects.  Consultations take place in Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and Koerner Library. Visit their website to learn more about hours, how to prepare for, and to book, a writing consultation.

The Centre is located on level 3 of the IKBLC.    Email cwsc.info@ubc.ca.

Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Online Writing Community

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) has 2 Online Writing Communities, 9am-11am Tues and 2pm-4pm on Wed, via Zoom. All members of UBC Vancouver are welcome. Gather for a few hours each week to write alone—together. Learn the Pomodoro technique, stay motivated, and stay connected. Register for more info.

Writing and Communication

 Resources

Title Description Theme
Annotated Research Articles

A series of 8 annotated research articles from across the disciplines (listed under "Academic Writing Resources" here) . The annotations point out standard features of research articles, while accounting for disciplinary difference. Technical vocabulary appears in blue italicized text with relevant definitions in floating text.

Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Writing with Integrity

A short video in which Drs Susan Porter and Beth Haverkamp discuss the importance of writing with integrity (the importance of writing and contributing new knowledge and scholarlarship with integrity; avoiding plagiarism)

Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Video Guides to Writing and Research

A series of videos to introduce students to the fundamentals of academic writing and research: “Writing in Situations”, An interview with Dr. Anthony Paré plus
5 videos (“The Writing Process”, “The Prewriting Stage”, “The Writing Stage”, “The Revision Stage”, and “Managing Time to Write”) featuring conversations with 4 graduate students from Chemistry, Civil Engineering, English Literature, and Linguistics.  (Playlist)

Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication