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
Professional Communication: From Classroom to Workplace

Wed, November 3, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description.

3 November 2021 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Professional Effectiveness, Teaching Development, Writing and Communication
Lay Summaries: Going Public With Your Research (Part 1)

Thu, November 4, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description.

4 November 2021 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Writing Personal Statements: Crafting Your Professional Identity

Wed, November 17, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description.

17 November 2021 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Lay Summaries: Making Research Visible and Accessible (Part 2)

Thu, November 18, 2021 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM See description.

18 November 2021 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Writing in STEM: Evaluating Ideas Explicitly and Implicitly

Tue, November 23, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description.

23 November 2021 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Abstracts: Communicating Research Findings With Brevity and Concision

Wed, November 24, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description.

24 November 2021 - 10:00am 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 virtual appointment with a peer writing consultant to support your writing projects.  

Visit their website to learn more about hours, how to prepare for, and to book, a synchronous or asynchronous writing consultation.

Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Online Writing Community

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) has an Online Writing Community, Wednesdays 2pm-4pm, 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 scholarship 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
Annotated Abstracts

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication developed this series of annotated abstracts from across the disciplines as a student resource. The annotations point out standard features of abstracts, while accounting for disciplinary difference. Technical vocabulary appears in blue italicized text with relevant definitions in floating text.

Writing and Communication
Guides to Writing and Research

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication developed these resources to assist students across the disciplines and professions. These evidence-based resources describe some of the typical practices that occur in high-stakes writing situations, with a focus on academic genres: abstracts, lay summaries, literature reviews, research article introductions, and so on.

Writing and Communication
Academic Integrity, Introduction to

The “Introduction to Academic Integrity” Canvas module discusses academic integrity in the context of why it matters — as a core element of how we as scholars and professionals do our work (and live our professional lives) at UBC and beyond. The module features 4 videos with UBC faculty, librarians, and students (see 1 example below), as well as pre- and post-reflection questions for students, and takes no more than 30 minutes to complete. Once they submit their responses, students can download a certificate of completion.

Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication