Writing Workshop

Jobs – Graduate Work Learn at The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication. Due:

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The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication is hiring for the 2017-18 academic year. These Work Learn positions have been posted on CareersOnline and will close on August 13, 2017. 
Position Title: WL W17 Peer Writing Consultant
CareersOnline Job ID: 839394
Hourly Wage: $20.60
Consultants with the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) have the opportunity to serve the UBC student body in a number of ways. Writing Consultants primarily work with students, one-on-one or in small groups, to provide support specific to writing and academic communication. However, the role can also include developing and leading workshops, providing embedded support within a classroom, working with UBC Library and the Chapman Learning Commons team to develop online modules and resources, and promoting the service to students and faculty members alike. For successful graduate student applicants, the role may also include leading panels on thesis and dissertation writing and assisting at Thesis Boot Camp and other special events. 
The CWSC serves students from all disciplines and programs, and is a welcoming and inclusive space in which students can ask questions and share their work on their journeys to becoming stronger writers. A good writing consultant is flexible, curious, and comes into each interaction without preconceived notions about a student or their learning and writing process. They understand and value the role of writing as both a form of communication and a learning tool, and are open to the forms it takes across campus. They desire collaboration with peers and students and are actively looking for ways to grow.
For more information, please contact the Program Manager, Rebecca Shaw, at rebecca.shaw@ubc.ca.

Upcoming Graduate Pathways to Success sessions

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Graduate Pathways to Success sessions:

Masters/PhD Career Skills

Are you wondering how your UBC graduate degree (Masters/PhD) will help get you a job? Learn what key skills you need to develop to maximize the effectiveness of your job search. Understand what employers are actually looking for in the hiring process, and how you can decode job postings to better inform your resumes, CV’s and cover letters. This workshop is only open to UBC graduate students or graduate alumni, and is hosted by our resident Graduate Career Advisor.

Location: Brock Hall – East wing

Date: April 28, 2016 Time: 1 – 2 PM

Register: RSVP on CareersOnline

Further information at: https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/24644  or contact the UBC Centre for Student Involvement & Careers at cisc.support@ubc.ca


Writing Week and Thesis Boot Camp 2016

April 25 – 28, Sessions Available 10AM – 3PM Daily at various locations

We’ve teamed up with UBC’s writing wizzes to bring you a week full of writing-focused programming. Whether you’re just starting your thesis, are in the midst, or are working on non-thesis assignments, these workshops will give your writing a boost. Join us for one session or attend all!


Thesis Boot Camp

When: 10 AM-12 PM Tuesday, April 26th | 1-3 PM Wednesday, April 27th | 1-3 PM Thursday, April 28th

Get some serious writing done. Each session offers 2 hours of distraction-free writing with fellow graduate students and a writing consultant who will be on hand to answer any questions. https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/13293-thesis-boot-camp


How to Get your Thesis Written

Date: Monday, April 25, 2016  Time: 10 AM-12 PM

A panel discussion with UBC graduate students and staff. Get tips from former students, and learn about the resources on campus that can help you in writing your thesis. https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/13289-how-get-your-thesis-written


Little Things Mean a Lot: Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis

Date: Tuesday April 26th, Time: 1-3 PM

Research Commons staff will help you use Microsoft Word to format your page layout, numbering, headings, front matter, and more as required for submission.  https://events.library.ubc.ca/dashboard/view/6154


Writing with Integrity | Drs. Susan Porter and Beth Haverkamp

Date: Wednesday, April 27th  Time: 1-3 PM: Ensure that your research is meeting the highest ethical standard. Learn about the principles and practices around plagiarism, citation, and accurate representation of ideas and findings.  https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/13274-writing-integrity


Grammar and Style | Dr. Gisèle M. Baxter

Date: Thursday, April 28th  Time: 10 AM-12 PM:

Worried about your grammar? Build your confidence in writing and editing your own work and learn about the difference between grammar and style. https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/13279-grammar-style


Teaching Succinct and Accurate Science Writing | Shannon Obradovich

Date: April 18, 2016 Time 10 AM-12 PM:

Grow your instructing toolbox in this hands-on workshop addressing concise writing, clear sentence structure, and the appropriate use of technical jargon. https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/13285-teaching-succinct-accurate-science-writing


For information on upcoming Graduate Pathways to Success Events, please visit: www.grad.ubc.ca/pathways

Visit https://community.grad.ubc.ca/calendar for other graduate student workshops and events.