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 Production: UBC DIY Media Workshops Fall Series 2021

Tue, September 28, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM See description. Free. This event is part of the UBC DIY Media Workshops Fall Series 2021: https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/tag/UBC-Digital-Media-Community-of-Practice-D...

How do they get such great footage?

28 September 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Literature Reviews: Mapping the Scholarly Conversation

Wed, September 29, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description.

29 September 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Profits, Predators and Prestige: Understanding the modern academic publishing ecosystem

Mon, October 4, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3619613

4 October 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
The Art of the Video Interview: UBC DIY Media Workshops Fall Series 2021

Mon, October 4, 2021 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM See description. Free. This event is part of the UBC DIY Media Workshops Fall Series 2021: https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/tag/UBC-Digital-Media-Community-of-Practice-D...

4 October 2021 - 1:30pm Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Choosing the right citation management tool for your research

Mon, October 4, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/CM-choose-your-tool

4 October 2021 - 4:00pm Library Research Commons
Writing in STEM: Positioning Writers, Readers, and Ideas

Tue, October 5, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description.

5 October 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Intro to Podcasting: UBC DIY Media Workshops Fall Series 2021

Tue, October 5, 2021 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM See description. Free. This event is part of the UBC DIY Media Workshops Fall Series 2021 Workshops: https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/tag/UBC-Digital-Media-Community-of-Practice-D...

5 October 2021 - 1:30pm Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Lay Summaries: Going Public With Your Research

Wed, October 6, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description.

6 October 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Introduction to Post-Production: UBC DIY Media Workshops Fall Series 2021

Thu, October 7, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM See description. Free. This event is part of the UBC DIY Media Workshops Fall Series 2021 Workshops | Fall Series: https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/tag/UBC-Digital-Media-Community-of-Practice-D...

7 October 2021 - 1:00pm Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
WordPress & Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Thu, October 7, 2021 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. Free. The Drop-In Clinics are open for administrators of UBC weblogs or websites to get one-on-one support in WordPress and Wiki for Teaching and Learning or Administrative purposes. Participants should come prepared with a list of questions specific to their sites when attending this session.

7 October 2021 - 1:00pm Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Citing to Communicate: Who, What, When, Where, Why

Wed, October 13, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description.

13 October 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
How to Engage in Healthy Conflict

In this National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity webinar (free through UBC's subscription), participants will learn:

14 October 2021 - 11:00am National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
WordPress & Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Thu, October 14, 2021 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. Free. The Drop-In Clinics are open for administrators of UBC weblogs or websites to get one-on-one support in WordPress and Wiki for Teaching and Learning or Administrative purposes. Participants should come prepared with a list of questions specific to their sites when attending this session.

14 October 2021 - 1:00pm Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Using Mendeley for Citation Management

Mon, October 18, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/Mendeley-October-18

18 October 2021 - 4:00pm Library Research Commons
Academic Integrity for Teaching and Learning: Insights for Ethical Practice

Tue, October 19, 2021 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM See description. Free. Join us for an interactive session about what academic integrity looks like through a teaching and learning lens.

19 October 2021 - 12:30pm Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
CGS-Master’s Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story

Thu, October 21, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description.

21 October 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
WordPress & Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Thu, October 21, 2021 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. Free. The Drop-In Clinics are open for administrators of UBC weblogs or websites to get one-on-one support in WordPress and Wiki for Teaching and Learning or Administrative purposes. Participants should come prepared with a list of questions specific to their sites when attending this session.

21 October 2021 - 1:00pm Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Indigenous Knowledges and Open Education Symposium

Fri, October 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3623290

22 October 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Using Zotero for Citation Management

Mon, October 25, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/Zotero-Workshop-Oct-25

25 October 2021 - 4:00pm Library Research Commons
Open and Equitable Publishing: Get to Know ICER Press!

Tue, October 26, 2021 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/3623293

26 October 2021 - 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 Autumn session for 2021 is October 18 - 31, 2021.

Register through UBC's subscription.  Registration ends October 13.

It's very simple...

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
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.

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 to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

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)
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, online supportive writing community

This new program ($195US), exclusively for graduate students and postdocs, offers 12 weeks (January 18 - April 11, 2021) of access to the WriteNow platform and timer for increased writing productivity, goal setting, and community support.

Future dates will be posted once available

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
Open Education Resources, Workshop Materials

Check out this page for handouts and materials from sessions on citation management, Data Analysis and Management, Literature Reviews, NVivo, R, GitHub, GIS, Dissertation/Thesis Formatting, Copyright, and more.

Library Research Commons
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.

Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
LinkedIn Learning

All degree-seeking UBC Vancouver students have full access to LinkedIn Learning, a platform for online learning focused on technical skills and professional development, until July 2022. Develop employable skills and test out career options by accessing 16,000 short videos, audio segments and courses.

Course topics include: 

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers