Graduate

September 6th, 2019, 10am-4pm, Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

This workshop is for doctoral students applying for SSHRC funding (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada). Drawing on evidence-based research about successful SSHRC proposals, and with reference to SSHRC selection criteria, facilitators discuss particular elements of this written academic genre: audience, purpose, competence claim, and more.

The workshop includes opportunities for one-on-one writing consultations with staff from the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, and extensive dedicated writing time in the beautiful historic core of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Come prepared to revise a draft proposal. Coffee and snacks provided.

Facilitators: Dr. Patty Kelly, CWSC Program Manager, and Eury Chang, PhD Candidate and CWSC Project Coordinator.

After registering, please contact Liam Monaghan, Program Coordinator (liam.monaghan@ubc.ca) to request a one-on-one half-hour Writing Consultation for the afternoon of the workshop.

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September 27th or November 8th, 2019, 10am to 12pm - Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Thesis and 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. But how do writers communicate the relevance and legitimacy of their research to members of the discipline?

This workshop introduces researchers to the typical structure of the abstract, while accounting for disciplinary differences. Participants will write or revise an abstract (thesis, dissertation, research article), and receive feedback from the workshop facilitators and other participants. Therefore, this workshop is most useful for those with a research project underway.

Facilitators: Dr. Patty Kelly, CWSC Program Manager, and Eury Chang, PhD Candidate and CWSC Project Coordinator.

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September 27

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November 8

October 11th or November 1st, 2019, 10am to 12pm - Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

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?

This workshop helps researchers understand how lay summaries differ from abstracts, the multiple purposes of lay summaries, and how lay summaries enhance science communication and increase research visibility. Participants will write or revise a lay summary (thesis, dissertation, research article), and receive feedback from the workshop facilitators and other participants. Therefore, this workshop is most useful for those with a research project underway.

Facilitators: Dr. Patty Kelly, CWSC Program Manager, and Eury Chang, PhD Candidate and CWSC Project Coordinator.

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October 11

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November 1

October 4th or November 15th, 2019, 10am to 12pm - Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Thesis and research article literature reviews accomplish several purposes for scholars. In the introduction, for example, writers review relevant research in order to establish a research gap or knowledge deficit that the current study addresses. But how do writers summarize the scholarly conversation already underway and, then, join that conversation?

This workshop introduces researchers to the typical structure of the literature review in thesis and article introductions, while accounting for variation in communicative purposes and disciplinary differences. Participants will write or revise a literature review (thesis, dissertation, research article), and receive feedback from the workshop facilitators and other participants. Therefore, this workshop is most useful for those with a research project underway.

Facilitators: Dr. Patty Kelly, CWSC Program Manager, and Eury Chang, PhD Candidate and CWSC Project Coordinator.

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October 4

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November 15

October 8th, 2019, 10am-4pm, Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Master’s 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. The retreat will feature an opening panel discussion between graduate students, CWSC staff, and faculty, as well as one-on-one writing consultations with CWSC staff and dedicated writing time. Lunch, coffee, and snacks will be provided courtesy of the CWSC and the Graduate Student Society.

After registering, please contact Liam Monaghan, Program Coordinator (liam.monaghan@ubc.ca) to request a one-on-one half-hour Writing Consultation during the workshop. Specify your full name and field of study.

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October 25th, 2019, 10am-4pm, Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

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. The retreat will feature an opening panel discussion between graduate students, CWSC staff, and faculty, as well as one-on-one writing consultations with CWSC staff and dedicated writing time. Lunch, coffee, and snacks will be provided courtesy of the CWSC and the Graduate Student Society.

After registering, please contact Liam Monaghan, Program Coordinator (liam.monaghan@ubc.ca) to request a one-on-one half-hour Writing Consultation during the workshop. Specify your full name and field of study.

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The Graduate Writing Retreat, a three-day event held in the beautiful historic core of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, will return in Summer 2020.

Lillooet Room

Lillooet Room

All graduate writers enrolled at UBC are welcome to register free of charge, whether they plan to work on a research article, a master’s thesis, a doctoral dissertation, or any other piece of writing relevant to their studies.

In addition to catered lunch, coffee, and snacks, the GWR will feature a number of pedagogical supports, including an opening panel discussion between faculty, staff, and graduate students across the disciplines; writing consultations with CWSC staff and trained doctoral-student consultants; and self-reflexive writing practices such as goal-setting and reflection. Most of all, the event offers a chance to write extensively in a relaxing, contemplative, and collegial setting.

Please check back for registration details towards the end of Term 2.