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
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
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, September 10, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication invites UBC Vancouver doctoral students who have reached candidacy to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together to complete the dissertation. The community aims to mitigate social isolation, while connecting with peers.

10 September 2020 - 2:00pm Writing and Communication
Doctoral Tri-Council Workshop: Writing the Research Proposal

Tue, September 15, 2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM See description. This virtual workshop is for doctoral students applying for Tri-Council funding: CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC. Drawing on evidence-based research about successful grant proposals, facilitators discuss particular elements of this written academic genre: audience, purpose, knowledge gap, competence claim, structure, style, and more.

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

Thu, September 17, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication invites UBC Vancouver doctoral students who have reached candidacy to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together to complete the dissertation. The community aims to mitigate social isolation, while connecting with peers.

17 September 2020 - 2:00pm Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, September 24, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication invites UBC Vancouver doctoral students who have reached candidacy to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together to complete the dissertation. The community aims to mitigate social isolation, while connecting with peers.

24 September 2020 - 2:00pm Writing and Communication
Abstracts and Lay Summaries: Writing

Tue, September 29, 2020 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM See description. Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 10am-1pm PDT

In this workshop, we consider the stylistic features, audience, and purpose of two high-stakes academic texts—scientific abstracts and lay summaries. This workshop is most useful for those with a research project underway.

29 September 2020 - 10:00am Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, October 1, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication invites UBC Vancouver doctoral students who have reached candidacy to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together to complete the dissertation. The community aims to mitigate social isolation, while connecting with peers.

1 October 2020 - 2:00pm Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, October 8, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication invites UBC Vancouver doctoral students who have reached candidacy to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together to complete the dissertation. The community aims to mitigate social isolation, while connecting with peers.

8 October 2020 - 2:00pm Writing and Communication
Literature Reviews: Writing

Tue, October 13, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 10am-12pm PDT

13 October 2020 - 10:00am Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, October 15, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication invites UBC Vancouver doctoral students who have reached candidacy to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together to complete the dissertation. The community aims to mitigate social isolation, while connecting with peers.

15 October 2020 - 2:00pm Writing and Communication
CGS-Master's Scholarship: Writing the Research Proposal

Tue, October 20, 2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM See description. This virtual workshop is for graduate students applying for funding from the Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s (CGS-M) Program.

20 October 2020 - 10:00am Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, October 22, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication invites UBC Vancouver doctoral students who have reached candidacy to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together to complete the dissertation. The community aims to mitigate social isolation, while connecting with peers.

22 October 2020 - 2:00pm Writing and Communication
Annotated Bibliographies: Writing

Tue, October 27, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 10am-12pm PDT

27 October 2020 - 10:00am Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, October 29, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication invites UBC Vancouver doctoral students who have reached candidacy to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together to complete the dissertation. The community aims to mitigate social isolation, while connecting with peers.

29 October 2020 - 2:00pm Writing and Communication
Doctoral Writing Retreat

Tue, November 3, 2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM See description. Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 10am-4pm PDT

3 November 2020 - 10:00am Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, November 5, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication invites UBC Vancouver doctoral students who have reached candidacy to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together to complete the dissertation. The community aims to mitigate social isolation, while connecting with peers.

5 November 2020 - 2:00pm Writing and Communication
Personal Statements: Writing

Tue, November 10, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 10am-12pm PDT

10 November 2020 - 10:00am Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, November 12, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication invites UBC Vancouver doctoral students who have reached candidacy to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together to complete the dissertation. The community aims to mitigate social isolation, while connecting with peers.

12 November 2020 - 2:00pm Writing and Communication
Master's Writing Retreat

Tue, November 17, 2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM See description. Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 10am-4pm PDT

17 November 2020 - 10:00am Writing and Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, November 19, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication invites UBC Vancouver doctoral students who have reached candidacy to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together to complete the dissertation. The community aims to mitigate social isolation, while connecting with peers.

19 November 2020 - 2:00pm Writing and Communication

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 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.  

Please note that, in accordance with UBC’s institutional response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Writing Consultations are moving online effective Tuesday, March 17th until further notice. 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 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 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