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

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Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources - ONLINE

Tue, October 22, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3506180

22 October 2019 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources

Tue, November 19, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3512087

19 November 2019 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources

Tue, November 5, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3512076

5 November 2019 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources

Tue, October 8, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3509940

8 October 2019 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources

Tue, September 24, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3512067

24 September 2019 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources

Tue, September 17, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3506176

17 September 2019 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Tell Me About Your Research #4: Stepping Out and Becoming an 'Expert'

This session is one of four being offered by Simon Clews. To register for other sessions in this series, please see:

4 December 2019 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success
Tell Me About Your Research #3: The Words on the Screen - Effective Communication in the Digital Age

This session is one of four being offered by Simon Clews. To register for other sessions in this series, please see:

4 December 2019 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success
Tell Me About Your Research #2: Making Your Words Count-Telling a Great Story

This session is one of four being offered by Simon Clews. To register for other sessions in this series, please see:

3 December 2019 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success
Tell Me About Your Research #1: So You Want to Start Writing?

This session is one of four being offered by Simon Clews. To register for other sessions in this series, please see:

3 December 2019 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success
Skills of Communication

Skills of Communication is a full-day session featuring the tools and tips of better verbal communication.

24 September 2019 - 9:00am Mitacs Training, Graduate Pathways to Success
Practice your Presentation Skills I

In this one-day workshop, theory is introduced in short bursts and participants spend the majority of time practicing their presentation skills while receiving onsite feedback.

The focus on extensive practice and feedback is what makes the program meaningful, and is what makes the learning stick.

31 January 2020 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
Master’s Writing Retreat

Tue, October 8, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM See description. October 8th 2019, 10am-4pm, Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

8 October 2019 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Managing Difficult Conversations

Both academic and non-academic workplaces are fraught with difficult conversations, many of which take place across power differentials. This day-long workshop provides practical skills in how graduate students, recent grads and junior professionals can navigate situations in which they need to raise a difficult issue with a supervisor, or respond to a problem.

13 November 2019 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Equity & Inclusion Office
Literature Reviews: Writing Workshop

Fri, October 4, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. October 4, 10am to 12pm - Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

4 October 2019 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Literature Reviews: Writing Workshop

Fri, November 15, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. November 15, 10am to 12pm - Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

15 November 2019 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Literature Reviews: "Searching and Keeping Track"

Tue, October 22, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3514475

22 October 2019 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Literature Reviews: "Searching and Keeping Track"

Tue, September 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. Register and more information at this link: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3512960

24 September 2019 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Lay Summaries: Writing Workshop

Fri, November 1, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. November 1, 10am to 12pm - Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

1 November 2019 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Lay Summaries: Writing Workshop

Fri, October 11, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. October 11, 10am to 12pm - Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

11 October 2019 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

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Services

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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.

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
Graduate Writing Community, Weekly

Research shows that graduate students benefit from regular participation in a writing community. Writing communities help graduate students establish an individual, regular writing practice in a collaborative, supportive environment. Join fellow graduate students writing their theses, dissertations, and research articles for 2 hours of uninterrupted writing time. Graduate Student Writing Communities are most beneficial if you commit to participating regularly and are able to attend the weekly meetings for the duration of the term.

Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, Library Research Commons
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 is Oct 28th to Nov 10th, 2019.  Register by Oct 24th, 2019.

It's very simple:

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Resources

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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)

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

The 12-week Dissertation Success 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
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
    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