Writing

Jobs – Hiring for 4 positions at the UBC Research Commons

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Now Hiring at the UBC Research Commons!

We are looking for charismatic hardworking graduate students with strong teaching and technical skills to join us in delivering workshops and one-on-one consultation support for:

Thesis Formatting
SPSS (Quantitative Data Software)
NVivo (Qualitative Data Software)
FIREtalks Facilitator.

The Research Commons (RC) is located within Koerner Library and provides a welcoming, interdisciplinary research-driven learning environment for graduate students.

The Research Commons uses a peer-to-peer model where graduate students offer peer-support via workshops and one-on-one consultations for a variety of useful and necessary services including: Thesis Formatting, SPSS (Quantitative Data Software),  NVivo (Qualitative Data Software), Citation Management Tools (Mendeley, Zotero, and ProQuest Flow) and FIREtalks (A Facilitated Interdisciplinary Research Exchange).

For more information, including qualifications, salary, and application procedures for these 4 positions, please see the job posting on the Research Commons website and apply now!

Susan Atkey
Librarian, Koerner Library
UBC Library Research Commons

LLED Writing Workshop with Dr. Ahava Shira, June 11, 1 to 3pm at DLC

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Writing Alone Together: A Multi-Literacy Practice for Our Times

Thursday, June 11

From 1 to 3pm

Ponderosa Digital Literacy Centre

Join poet, author and educator Dr. Ahava Shira as she celebrates her new book Writing Alone Together. Offering a process for sharing, listening and paying attention to our own and each other’s lives, Writing Alone Together transforms writing into a catalyst for meaningful conversation, storytelling, mindfulness, artistic expression and mutual support.

In a world that is becoming increasingly virtual, how do we help ourselves and our students sustain our physical connections to each other? Experience the warmth and intimacy of Writing Alone Together. Pull yourself back into the present and into the vital nourishment of face-to-face expression and conversation. Write your stories authentically, boldly and honestly.

Dr. Shira will share how this transformative writing pedagogy is being used with k-12 students in two school districts in BC to encourage students’ self-awareness, self-compassion and resilience and with adult learners at the Centre for Loving Inquiry.

Through the support of the four practices of Writing Alone Together, Ahava will create a space for participants to attend to their emerging inquiries and pay attention to the inquiries of others. Originally conceived for women writing in a circle, Ahava has adapted these practices to be supportive of diverse writers’ needs.

Bio

Poet, performer and creative mentor, Dr. Ahava Shira completed her PhD at UBC with the playful and poetic support of Professors Carl Leggo, George Belliveau and Karen Meyer. Founder of the Centre for Loving Inquiry, on Salt Spring Island, where she mentors a vibrant community of artistic women, Ahava is the writing mentor for Let’s Get ExperiMental, a program in the Gulf Islands School District, funded through Artstarts Artist in the Class Program, Salt Spring Arts Council, BC Arts Council and the Province of BC.

Known for creating playful, non-judgemental spaces for creative expression and collaboration, Dr. Shira is the author of a book of poetry Weaving of My Being, a poetry CD Love is Like This and co-author of Writing Alone Together: Journalling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection with Lynda Monk and Wendy Judith Cutler. She is also the editor of three anthologies of students’ words: Scattered Change, Paper Airplanes and the forthcoming Writers of the Square Table. Her poems and articles on Loving Inquiry have been published in several journals and books including Educational Insights, The Art of Poetic Inquiry, Living Artfully: Reflections from the Far West Coast and A Heart of Wisdom: Life Writing as Empathetic Inquiry.

Recommended Reading

Writing Alone Together: Journalling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection. Butterfly Press, 2014.

https://community.artsinfusion.ca/blogs/guest_blog/getting_experimental_meet_the_writers_of_the_square_table

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/books/Trio+finds+collective+wisdom+through+their+writings/10830207/story.html#__federated=1

Call for Applicants – Indigenous Writer in Residence, Feb 16, 2015

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The School for Advanced Research, with the generous support of the Lannan Foundation, is seeking applicants for the Indigenous Writer-in-Residence fellowship. The purpose of this fellowship is to advance the work of an indigenous writer pursuing their creative project while enabling them to interact with local scholar, artist, and Native communities. The fellowship runs from mid-June to early August and is open to writers indigenous to the United States or Canada. The fellow is provided with a $6,000 stipend, on-campus housing, studio space, supplies allowance, library support, and travel reimbursement to and from SAR.

Application Deadline: Monday, February 16
For more information, please visit sarweb.org
and click on the Programs link or call
Maria Spray at 505-954-7237.

SAGE Writing Retreat — Jan 31-Feb 1, 9:30 am – 5 pm

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Dear SAGE Community,

SAGE is hosting another writing retreat on Sat-Sun, Jan 31- Feb 1, 2015 at the UBC First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall) from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm each day. This writing retreat is open to graduate students only and those who are engaged in Indigenous research.

Dr. Jo-ann Archibald will be the faculty mentor for this writing session. She will be available to meet with individuals who want to discuss their writing projects and/or research.

The purposes of this writing retreat are to provide dedicated time for writing, an opportunity to share ideas with others, and an opportunity to get feedback about writing questions. The writing project is participant’s choice.

The agenda includes:

January 31, 2015

9:30 – 10:00 am: Group discussion session. Share writing goals for the weekend

10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Individual writing time. Individuals may schedule time with Jo-ann to discuss writing questions

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch will be provided

1:00 – 5:00 pm. Individual writing time

Feb 1, 2015

9:30 am  – 12:30 pm: Individual writing time. Individuals may schedule time with Jo-ann to discuss writing questions

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch will be provided

1:30 – 2:00 pm: Group discussion. Sharing writing achievements

2:00 – 5:00 pm: Individual writing time.

The SAGE writing retreat is free and refreshments and lunch will be provided each day. Participants may use their own lap top computer or use computers available in the Longhouse.

Registration is required. Please RSVP no later than January 23rd, for catering and preparation purposes: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sage-writing-retreat-tickets-15216213103

If you register and cannot attend, send a note to grad.sage@ubc.ca at least 3 days before the retreat.

SAGE Writing Retreat – Nov 22-23, 2014, 9 am – 5 pm

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Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) is hosting a writing retreat on SatSun, Nov 22-23, 2014 at the UBC First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall) from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day! Please RSVP by November 20th.
Dr. Jo-ann Archibald will be the faculty mentor for this writing session. She will be available to meet with individuals during the writing retreat.
The purpose of this writing retreat is to provide dedicated time for writing, an opportunity to share ideas with others, and an opportunity to get feedback about writing questions. The writing project is participant’s choice.
The agenda includes:
Nov 22, 2014
9:00 – 10:00 am: Group discussion session. Set writing goals for the weekend
10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Individual writing time. Individuals may schedule time with Jo-ann to discuss writing questions
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch will be provided
1:00 – 5:00 pm. Individual writing time
Nov 23, 2014
9:00 am  – 12:00 pm: Individual writing time. Individuals may schedule time with Jo-ann to discuss writing questions
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch will be provided
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Group discussion. Sharing writing achievements
2:00 – 5:00 pm: Individual writing time.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided each day. Participants may use their own lap top computer or use computers available in the Longhouse.
The SAGE writing retreat is free. Your RSVP is required for catering and preparation purposes. Thank you.
Please RSVP using Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sage-writing-retreat-tickets-14337470761

Announcement – Next SAGE Session & Writing Retreat!

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Here are the details of our upcoming SAGE session, as well as the details of our upcoming writing retreat!
 
1.  Next SAGE session
 
The next Vancouver SAGE session will be held at SFU on Oct 25th at Harbour Centre 2260, from 9:30am until 2:30pm. The focus of the session will be Career planning. Drs. Michelle Pidgeon and Deanna Reder will be the faculty mentors for this session.
 

2.  Writing Retreat

 
Please save the date! SAGE will host a writing retreat on Nov 22-23, 2014 at the UBC First Nations Longhouse from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day. Lunch and break refreshments will be provided. More information will be sent about the structure of the writing retreat later this month. Dr. Jo-ann Archibald will be the faculty mentor for the writing retreat.