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Undergraduate Student Workshops and Events

Introduction to Writing the LPI

Join us in the Chapman Learning Commons to learn and practice strategies for writing the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) Exam.  We’ll lead you through activities meant to give you the right tools for practicing and writing the exam, as well as some tips and tricks to achieve a successful score.

Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room (Room 302)

Term 1

  • Thursday, September 28 at 12-2 pm
  • Friday, October 13 at 12-2 pm
  • Thursday, October 26 at 2-4 pm
  • Friday, November 10 at 2-4 pm
  • Thursday, November 23 at 3-5 pm

Term 2

  • Wednesday, January 31 at 12-2 pm
  • Friday, February 16 at 2-4 pm
  • Wednesday, February 28 at 11-1 pm
  • Thursday, March 15 at 3-5 pm
  • Wednesday, March 28 at 12-2 pm

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Words 150 Write-Ins

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication is hosting five “write-ins” to support all students taking WRDS 150 this term. A “write-in” is two-hour event for students to connect with their peers, manage writing anxiety, and stay focused while polishing their drafts. Writing consultants from the CWSC will help answer any last-minute questions and facilitate a productive space so that students can finish their WRDS 150 assignments with confidence.

Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room (Room 302)

Time: 4–6 p.m.


  • Monday, September 18
  • Monday, October 2
  • Monday, October 16
  • Monday, November 6
  • Monday, November 20


  • Summary
  • Literary review
  • Proposal
  • Research Paper or Presentation
  • Research Paper

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Graduate Student Workshops and Events

Improving your Academic Writing Habits Webinar

Tuesday October 3: 1–2:30 pm PST online

Join writing specialists from the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication for a webinar in which we will discuss:

  • Developing good writing and reading habits
  • Managing time on your writing projects
  • Finding and using resources at UBC and online that will support your writing
  • Strategies for keeping motivated, including working in peer writing groups

Come prepared with questions, as we will include time for Q&A at the end.

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Thesis Bootcamps

Option 1

Date: Saturday, November 18 & Saturday November 25
Time: 1–5 p.m.
Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room (Room 302)

Option 2

Date: Wednesday, November 29 & Thursday November 30
Time: 1–5 p.m.
Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room (Room 302)

Feeling unmotivated to work on your thesis? Are you the only one you know in the midst of writing? Need a kick start to get your thesis going? Graduate Pathways to Success and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) are hosting a thesis boot camp to help get your thesis on track.

Benefits of participating include:

  • Attendance at the opening panel, where graduate students talk about their experience with and approaches to writing their theses
  • Tips from CWSC peer writing consultants for writing and managing your schedule as you work on your thesis
  • Time and a quiet space to work, uninterrupted, on your project
  • A peer writing consultant from the CWSC available during writing time to answer questions
  • The opportunity to meet and network with colleagues from across campus
  • Coffee!

Please note this is a two day event. There is an option to register to attend the panel session only, although we strongly encourage participants to stay and write.