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
Lay Summaries: Writing

Fri, March 20, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. In 2017, UBC added a lay summary requirement to all theses and dissertations, and more and more academic journals, public policy institutes, and granting agencies require researchers to provide summaries of their studies for non-specialists. But how do experts communicate specialized research to non-specialist audiences?

20 March 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Lay Summaries: Writing

Fri, January 31, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. In 2017, UBC added a lay summary requirement to all theses and dissertations, and more and more academic journals, public policy institutes, and granting agencies require researchers to provide summaries of their studies for non-specialists. But how do experts communicate specialized research to non-specialist audiences?

31 January 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Getting your Research in the Press (and quoted correctly)

Workshop (9:30 – 11:30 am):

Do you want to see your work in the news? Do you have something to say about the stories you read in the newspaper, hear on the radio, or see on television?

This session will help you learn how to make your ideas and research accessible to a general audience, and provide you with simple tools to get your messages across effectively and efficiently.

10 February 2020 - 9:30am Graduate Pathways to Success
Doctoral Writing Retreat

Fri, March 6, 2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM See description. Doctoral students from across the disciplines are invited to participate in a daylong writing retreat in the beautiful historic core of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

6 March 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Citation Management using Zotero (Intermediate)

Thu, February 6, 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/3527264

6 February 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Citation Management using "RefWorks" (Intermediate)

Thu, March 26, 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/3527283

26 March 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Citation Management using "Mendeley" (Intermediate)

Thu, April 9, 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/3527287

9 April 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Citation Management using "Mendeley" (Intermediate)

Thu, February 27, 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/3527271

27 February 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Choosing the Right Citation Management Tool for Your Research (Beginner)

Thu, April 23, 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/3527300

23 April 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Choosing the Right Citation Management Tool for Your Research (Beginner)

Thu, January 23, 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/3527260

23 January 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Business Writing for Today's Profesional

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.

5 March 2020 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
Building Effective Supervisory Relationships

Have you ever wondered about strategies you can use to build strong relationships with your supervisor? Have you thought about ways of avoiding conflicts or managing them? If that is the case, this is the workshop for you!

24 January 2020 - 9:30am Graduate Pathways to Success
Build your Scientific and Technical Writing Skills

Make an impact with your scientific and technical writing skills! This two day, hands-on workshop is aimed at those with scientific and technical backgrounds. From structure and grammar to impact – get on-site expert feedback, a chance to work on a current, future, or past piece of your writing, and get exposure to many samples of writing, from atrocious to outstanding.

5 February 2020 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
Annotated Bibliographies: Writing

Fri, February 14, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. This workshop introduces researchers to the typical structure of an annotated bibliography, while accounting for variations in purpose. Typically, the annotations synthesize multiple studies, help develop a discussion of the current field, and help identify a potential knowledge contribution.

14 February 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Abstracts: Writing

Fri, March 13, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Thesis, dissertation, and research article abstracts play a vital role in the communication of research. Studies show that abstracts are the most frequently read part of a research article, and that abstracts help researchers determine whether or not to read the entire study.

13 March 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

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