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CWSC MONTHLY | July 7, 2021

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) is an educational support unit at UBC Vancouver. The CWSC draws on evidence-based research to design and deliver writing-focused programming for all community members.

NEWS FROM THE CENTRE

The CWSC is pleased to share the first season of its in-house podcast, Interrobang: A Writing Podcast‽ Featured guests include UBC faculty members Heidi Tworek (History/Public Policy and Global Affairs), Gregory Mackie (English), and Evan Thompson (Philosophy). Production of the podcast was made possible through the 2019 Innovation Grant provided by UBC Library, and completed by Audio Engineer Aria Empakeris, Program Assistant Bo Lehmann, and Program Coordinator/host Liam Monaghan.

WORK WITH US

The CWSC seeks current UBC graduate students to fill vacant Writing Consultant positions from September 1, 2021 to April 15, 2022. Please consult the job description and apply no later than July 30, 2021. Submit your materials to cwsc.info@ubc.ca.

We conduct rolling interviews. Therefore, applicants should submit materials as early as possible to ensure an interview.

WRITING CONSULTATIONS

Undergraduate Consultations | Graduate Consultations
Two formats of online consultation are available: Video Consultation and Written Feedback. All students at UBC are invited to sign up for a peer-to-peer conversation about their writing.

Written Feedback

May 26th – August 13th, 2021
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

12am – 4pm PT

Video Consultation

May 25th – August 12th, 2021
Tuesday, Thursday:

10am – 2pm PT

Postdoctoral Fellows | Faculty and Staff
Patty Kelly, Program Manager, who holds a doctorate in Writing and Discourse Studies, is available for one-on-one writing consultations with postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff.

WORKSHOPS AND RETREATS

Undergraduate & Graduate

Annotated Bibliographies: Writing

Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 10am – 12pm PT

This evidence-based 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. Research shows that annotated bibliographies across disciplines typically consist of 3 parts: the full bibliographic citation; a relevant academic summary; a critical evaluation. But how do authors determine relevance? What does it mean to write critical annotations?

Graduate

Doctoral Tri-Council Workshop: Writing the Research Proposal

July 20, 2021, 10am – 12pm PT

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.

The workshop includes examples of successful UBC Tri-Council proposals, opportunities for one-on-one writing consultations with doctoral peers from the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, and extensive dedicated writing time, facilitated online.

Graduate & Post-Doc

Abstracts: Writing

Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 10am – 12pm PT

This evidence-based workshop introduces researchers to two typical structures of abstracts, while accounting for differences in disciplines and purposes. Participants will write or revise a draft abstract during dedicated writing time and receive feedback from the facilitator. Therefore, this workshop is most useful for those with a research project underway.

Literature Reviews: Writing

Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 10am – 12pm PT

This workshop introduces researchers to the typical structure of the literature review in research article introductions and theses, while accounting for variation in communicative purposes, audiences, and disciplinary differences. Participants will write or revise a draft section of a literature review during dedicated writing time and receive feedback from facilitators and peers. Therefore, this workshop is most useful for those with a research project underway.

Statements of Teaching Philosophy: Writing

Thursday, August 12, 2021, 10am – 12pm PT

This workshop grounds the discussion of typical organizational and stylistic features of the teaching statement in several real world examples from diverse disciplines. As well, the workshop includes dedicated time for participants to revise a statement of teaching philosophy and receive feedback from the facilitator. Therefore, the workshop is most useful for those with a draft teaching statement underway.

To learn more about all of the workshops on offer, visit our website.

WRITING COMMUNITIES

To mitigate social isolation and maintain productivity, the CWSC invites all members of UBC’s community to gather each week to write alone—together.

UBC-Wide Writing Community

April 21 – August 18, 2021,
Wednesdays, 2pm – 4pm PT

May 27 – August 12, 2021,
Thursdays, 10am – 12pm PT

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