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

Titlesort ascending Description Date Provider
Writing Personal Statements: Crafting Your Professional Identity

Wed, November 17, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description.

17 November 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
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
Writing in STEM: Evaluating Ideas Explicitly and Implicitly

Tue, November 16, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description.

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

Thu, October 28, 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.

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

Thu, September 23, 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.

23 September 2021 - 1:00pm Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
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
Scripting and Storyboarding: UBC DIY Media Workshops Fall Series 2021

Thu, September 23, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 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...

23 September 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Resume & Cover Letter

Cover Letters and Resumes are crucial elements of a job application package. This workshop will help you understand:

  • The purpose of a resume versus a cover letter
  • How they are structured, and
  • Strategies for using those document to highlight your accomplishments and motivations

The live session will include opportunities for Q & A.

26 October 2021 - 12:30pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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
Professional Communication: From Classroom to Workplace

Wed, November 3, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description.

3 November 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Open Scholarship in Practice - Faculty Lightning Talks

Wed, November 3, 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/3615473

3 November 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Open Scholarship - Graduate Student Lightning Talks

Tue, November 2, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3615474

2 November 2021 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
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
OA Myth Busting Workshop

Wed, October 27, 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/3623299

27 October 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Negotiating Job Offers

Negotiation is a common part of the hiring process, and many applicants find this part intimidating. This workshop will cover:

  • Benefits of negotiating your job offer
  • Things you can negotiate, and
  • Tips and strategies for job negotiation

This session also includes an interactive part to practice job negotiation with your peers.
 

2 February 2022 - 12:30pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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
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

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 Services

Titlesort ascending 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
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
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

 Resources

Titlesort ascending Description Provider
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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