Writing and Communication

Enhance your ability to write and speak with expertise, integrity, and purpose, in ways typical of your discipline, field, or program.

 Events

Title Description Date Provider
Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing

Mon, October 26, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. This two-part workshop is for students who are new to the types of scholarly communication they are expected to engage with at a research institution like UBC. While primarily intended for undergraduates, graduate students are also welcome to attend.

26 October 2020 - 12:00pm Centre for Writing and Scholarly 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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Citation Management for Researchers Using Multilingual Materials, Part 2

Tue, October 27, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/jurism2

27 October 2020 - 3:00pm Library Research Commons
Business Writing

No matter what field you’re working in, written communication is a critical part of your day-to-day duties. Regardless of your comfort or skill level, you can benefit from learning techniques to entice your readers and achieve your goals. This course will help all professionals hone their writing skills using proven techniques and processes.

28 October 2020 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing

Wed, October 28, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. This two-part workshop is for students who are new to the types of scholarly communication they are expected to engage with at a research institution like UBC. While primarily intended for undergraduates, graduate students are also welcome to attend.

28 October 2020 - 12:00pm Centre for Writing and Scholarly 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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly 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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Emerging Perspectives in Open Access Book Publishing

Wed, November 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3584443

4 November 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly 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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly 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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly 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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Assertiveness: Speaking Up for Yourself in Difficult Conversation

Are you looking for ways to build confidence and be assertive in challenging situations? You may find yourself in conflict situations where there is a difference of power or unclear expectations but you lack the courage or tools to address the situation. This practical course will give you the skills necessary to engage in difficult conversations and express yourself with conviction.

18 November 2020 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success
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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, November 26, 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.

26 November 2020 - 2:00pm Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Visual Storytelling with Knight Lab

Tue, December 1, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/visual-storytelling

1 December 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, December 3, 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.

3 December 2020 - 2:00pm Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Statements of Teaching Philosophy: Writing

Tue, December 8, 2020 10:00 PM - Wed, December 9, 2020, 12:00 AM See description. Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 10am-12pm PDT

8 December 2020 - 10:00pm Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Copyright for Graduate Students

Thu, December 10, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3572422

10 December 2020 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track

Fri, December 11, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3583308

11 December 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons

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 Services

Title Description Provider
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.

Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
The Monday Motivator

This weekly email provides positive energy and a productivity tip, with concrete and actionable steps to help with your week or semester.  Sign up when registering!

Register through UBC's subscription.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
14-Day Writing Challenge

The 14-Day Challenge is an opportunity for you to experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive accountability. The Fall session for 2020 is October 19 - November 1. 

Register through UBC's subscription.  Registration closes Oct 14th.

It's very simple...

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Online Writing Community

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

Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

 Resources

Title Description Provider
Dissertation Success Curriculum

The 12-week Dissertation Success online, on-demand Program is designed for doctoral candidates who are focused on finishing their dissertation. Each module includes a recorded training video and resources.

Register with the University of British Columbia's subscription

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
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.

Centre for Writing and Scholarly 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)

Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, Graduate Pathways to Success
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)

Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, Graduate Pathways to Success
Science Writing Resources

Study guides, videos, and quizzes to help with Communicating Science, Finding, Integrating, and Citing Sources, Grammar and Style, Developing an Effective Writing Process, and more.  There are also resources, including podcasts, that provide strategies for teaching writing, grading assignments, using peer review, giving feedback, and more.

Science Writing Resources for Learning (ScWRL)
Cross-Cultural Team Communications (online course)

This online course is available on-demand. Navigating, contributing and building effective teams may be the single most important skill that spans disciplines and industries in our current and diverse workplaces. Learn tools and techniques to build your awareness of multicultural team performance, navigate workplace cultural communication, and use effective conversations to deal with conflict in international and multicultural team settings.

Register

 

 

    Mitacs Training
    Communicating your Research (online course)

    This short online course highlights the importance of communicating well and focuses on three common communication opportunities that researchers face on a regular basis:

    1.     Presentation skills;
    2.     Writing skills; and
    3.     Poster creation

    Facilitated by Dr. Jenn Gardy, you will learn more about the latest tips and techniques to make sure your next conference talk, email or poster presentation is impactful and memorable.

    Register

    Mitacs Training
    Writing Effective Emails (online course)

    In this online, on-demand course, you will gain the confidence to communicate effectively and learn valuable ways to finesse your email etiquette. Learn how to:

    • Draft concise emails with clear information and direction
    • Use email appropriately within the work environment

    Register

    Mitacs Training
    Writing Strategic Business Reports (online course)

    In this online, on-demand course you will learn how to write clear and strategic business reports that achieve their intended purpose.  Learn to:

    • Tailor a report for its intended function and audience
    • How to make a positive impression with the readers

    Register

    Mitacs Training
    WriteNow Summer Session, online supportive writing community

    This new program ($145US), exclusively for graduate students and postdocs, offers 12 weeks (May 17- Aug 8, 2020) of access to the WriteNow platform and timer for increased writing productivity, goal setting, and community support. Register through UBC's subscription.

    National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
    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.

    Centre for Writing and Scholarly 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.

    Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication