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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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
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
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
Webinar: Resume & Cover Letter

Mon, August 10, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 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.

10 August 2020 - 4:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Resume & Cover Letter

Thu, August 6, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 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.

6 August 2020 - 12:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Resume & Cover Letter

Wed, August 5, 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.

5 August 2020 - 3:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Resume & Cover Letter

Wed, July 22, 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.

22 July 2020 - 3:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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
Skills of Communication

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

25 March 2021 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
Presentation Skills

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.

27 January 2021 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
Preparing Excellent Applications for Fall Fellowship Competitions (4:00 pm)

Writing grant applications is an important part of research. For many graduate students the first opportunity is to write their own fellowship application. This session will give tips for putting together a strong application. The facilitator will also provide an adjudicator’s perspective on the review process.

Learning Objectives

16 July 2020 - 4:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success
Preparing Excellent Applications for Fall Fellowship Competitions (10:00 am)

Writing grant applications is an important part of research. For many graduate students the first opportunity is to write their own fellowship application. This session will give tips for putting together a strong application. The facilitator will also provide an adjudicator’s perspective on the review process.

Learning Objectives

16 July 2020 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success
Leading Synchronous and Asynchronous Discussions

Thu, July 23, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM UBC Vancouver Campus. FREE. This event will be online on Blackboard Collaborate.

23 July 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
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
Doctoral Tri-Council Workshop: Writing the Research

Tue, July 21, 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.

21 July 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Dissertations and Theses Formatting: Tips For Successful Submission ONLINE

Thu, August 6, 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/thesisaug6

6 August 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
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
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
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
Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Thu, August 6, 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.

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

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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
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
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.

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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
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
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