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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Assertiveness: Speaking Up for Yourself in Difficult Conversation

Are you looking for ways to build confidence and be assertive in challenging situations? You may find yourself in conflict situations where there is a difference of power or unclear expectations but you lack the courage or tools to address the situation. This practical course will give you the skills necessary to engage in difficult conversations and express yourself with conviction.

24 November 2021 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success
CGS-Master’s Scholarship Workshop: Writing the Research Proposal

Thu, October 21, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description.

21 October 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Doctoral Tri-Council Workshop: Writing the Research Proposal

Tue, August 17, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. This workshop is for graduate students applying for Doctoral Tri-Council funding: CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC.

17 August 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Finding, Using, and Creating Open Educational Resources

Thu, August 12, 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/3606220

12 August 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
How to Engage in Healthy Conflict

In this National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity webinar (free through UBC's subscription), participants will learn:

14 October 2021 - 11:00am National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Intro to Podcasting: UBC DIY Media Workshops Fall Series 2021

Thu, September 30, 2021 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM See description. Free. This event is part of the UBC DIY Media Workshops Fall Series 2021 Workshops: https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/tag/UBC-Digital-Media-Community-of-Practice-D...

30 September 2021 - 1:30pm Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Introduction to Adobe Creative Suite:UBC DIY Media Workshops Fall Series 2021

Mon, September 20, 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...

20 September 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Introduction to Post-Production: UBC DIY Media Workshops Fall Series 2021

Fri, October 1, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM See description. Free. This event is part of the UBC DIY Media Workshops Fall Series 2021 Workshops | Fall Series: https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/tag/UBC-Digital-Media-Community-of-Practice-D...

1 October 2021 - 1:00pm Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Introduction to Production: UBC DIY Media Workshops Fall Series 2021

Tue, September 28, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:30 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...

How do they get such great footage?

28 September 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Introduction to the Creative Brief: UBC DIY Media Workshops Fall Series 2021

Tue, September 21, 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...

21 September 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Literature Reviews: Writing

Tue, August 3, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Literature reviews accomplish several purposes for scholars. In the introduction to a research article or thesis chapter, for example, writers review relevant research in order to establish a research gap or articulate a problem or need that the current study addresses.

3 August 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Online Writing Community

Wed, August 11, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) facilitates a weekly Online Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation. We invite all UBC Vancouver community members to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together.

11 August 2021 - 2:00pm Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Online Writing Community

Wed, August 4, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) facilitates a weekly Online Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation. We invite all UBC Vancouver community members to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together.

4 August 2021 - 2:00pm Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Online Writing Community

Thu, August 5, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) facilitates a weekly Online Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation. We invite all UBC Vancouver community members to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together.

5 August 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
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
Teaching Philosophy Statements: Show me the Good Stuff

Tue, August 24, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM See description. Free. This event is part of the CTLT Summer Institute: https://institute.ctlt.ubc.ca/summer-institute/summer-institute-events/

24 August 2021 - 1:00pm Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
The Art of the Video Interview: UBC DIY Media Workshops Fall Series 2021

Thu, September 30, 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...

30 September 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Using Mendeley for Citation Management

Thu, August 12, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3600274

12 August 2021 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Using RefWorks for Citation Management

Thu, August 5, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3600273

5 August 2021 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Using Zotero for Citation Management

Thu, August 19, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3600275

19 August 2021 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons

 Services

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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 for 2021 is June 21 - July 4.

Register through UBC's subscription.  Registration ends June 17.

It's very simple...

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
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
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

 Resources

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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