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
Webinar: Resume & Cover Letter

Thu, August 13, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Get your resume ready and learn to effectively tailor your application to a particular job posting that highlights your achievements. Please bring a draft of your resume, cover letter, and a copy of any job posting to which you may be interested in applying.

13 August 2020 - 11:00am Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Copyright for Graduate Students

Mon, August 17, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3548345

17 August 2020 - 11:00am Library Research Commons
Webinar: Resume & Cover Letter

Wed, August 19, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Get your resume ready and learn to effectively tailor your application to a particular job posting that highlights your achievements. Please bring a draft of your resume, cover letter, and a copy of any job posting to which you may be interested in applying.

19 August 2020 - 3:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Dissertations and Theses Formatting: Strategies For Successful Submission

Thu, August 20, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/thesisaug20

20 August 2020 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Webinar: Resume & Cover Letter

Wed, September 2, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Get your resume ready and learn to effectively tailor your application to a particular job posting that highlights your achievements. Please bring a draft of your resume, cover letter, and a copy of any job posting to which you may be interested in applying.

2 September 2020 - 3:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly 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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Dissertations and Theses Formatting: Strategies For Successful Submission

Thu, September 17, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/dissertation2020september

17 September 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly 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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track

Fri, September 25, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3563533

25 September 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly 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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
The Ethics of Publishing

Publishing in academic journals is crucial for academic knowledge dissemination and can enhance your academic CV. However, the academic publishing landscape is complex and navigating this system can be challenging for scholars and authors.

In this webinar, you will:

2 October 2020 - 12:30pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office
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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly 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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly 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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly 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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly 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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

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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 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.

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 is October 26 - November 8. 

Register through UBC's subscription.

It's very simple...

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
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.

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