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
Multi-Week Course Online: From Project to Publication - the Art of Manuscript Revision

4 weeks, Wed June 3 - 24, 11:00 - 12:00 PDT.

3 June 2020 - 11:00am National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Using RefWorks for Citation Management

Thu, June 4, 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/refworksjune4

4 June 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, June 4, 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.

4 June 2020 - 2:00pm Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Business Writing (Online)

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.

9 June 2020 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
Graduate Writing Retreat: June 9-11

Tue, June 9, 2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM See description. This June the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) holds its 3 day Graduate Writing Retreat (GWR) virtually.

9 June 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Graduate Writing Retreat: June 9-11

Wed, June 10, 2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM See description. This June the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) holds its 3 day Graduate Writing Retreat (GWR) virtually.

10 June 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, June 11, 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.

11 June 2020 - 2:00pm Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Citing to Communicate: Who, What, When, Where, Why

Tue, June 16, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Citation is the infrastructure of contemporary scholarship. This means that citations are not merely surface features of a text; rather, they are integral to the text itself, providing the context and facilitating the forum for scholarly conversation.

16 June 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, June 18, 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.

18 June 2020 - 2:00pm Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Using Mendeley for Citation Management

Thu, June 25, 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/mendeleyjune25

25 June 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Webinar – How to tell a great story using data

For full details and to register visit alumniUBC.  Storytelling has earned its place as the most important tradition humans possess. How can we become great storytellers when those stories rely on data?

25 June 2020 - 12:00pm alumni UBC
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, June 25, 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.

25 June 2020 - 2:00pm Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Lay Summaries: Writing

Tue, June 30, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Lay Summaries: Writing

30 June 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, July 2, 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.

2 July 2020 - 2:00pm Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Professional Communication: From Classroom to Workplace

Tue, July 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. In both the classroom and the workplace, the ability to communicate professionally is a valuable skill. This is especially true today, when so many of our interactions take place digitally through print and video.

7 July 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, July 9, 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.

9 July 2020 - 2:00pm Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Using Zotero for Citation Management

Thu, July 16, 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/zoterojuly16

16 July 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, July 16, 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.

16 July 2020 - 2:00pm Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, July 23, 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.

23 July 2020 - 2:00pm Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, July 30, 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.

30 July 2020 - 2:00pm Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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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.  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
14-Day Writing Challenge

The 14-Day Challenge is an opportunity for you to experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive accountability. The Summer session is June 15th - June 28th.  Register by June 11th, 2020.

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 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 scholarlarship 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) 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