Events

The Learning Centre hosts an exciting program of events including academic lectures and seminars, symposiums and conferences, workshops, presentations and much more.

 

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  • Nov

    24

    Professional Communication: From Classroom to Workplace

    Online, 10:00 am

    In both the classroom and the workplace, the ability to communicate professionally is a valuable skill. This workshop applies empirical research on “real-world” classroom and workplace scenarios to teach participants how to make informed decisions about their communicative choices and represent themselves in an appropriate, professional manner. Registration is required.

  • Nov

    17

    Master’s Writing Retreat

    Online, 10:00 am

    Master’s students from across the disciplines are invited to participate in a daylong writing retreat. 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. Registration is required.

  • Nov

    10

    Personal Statements: Writing

    Online, 10:00 am

    The personal statement is written for admission to graduate and professional programs at academic institutions like UBC. This workshop draws on research to introduce participants to some of the typical stylistic features of the personal statement, such as personal narrative, identity construction, and self-promotion, and includes dedicated time for participants to revise a statement and receive feedback from the facilitators and other participants. Registration is required.

  • Nov

    3

    Doctoral Writing Retreat

    Online, 10:00 am

    Doctoral students from across the disciplines are invited to participate in a daylong writing retreat. 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. Registration is required.

  • Oct

    27

    Annotated Biographies: Writing

    Online, 10:00 am

    This workshop introduces researchers to the typical structure of an annotated bibliography, while accounting for variations in purpose. Registration is required.

  • Oct

    20

    CGS-Master’s Scholarship: Writing the Research Proposal

    Online, 10:00 am

    This virtual workshop is for graduate students applying for funding from the Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s (CGS-M) Program. 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. Registration is required.

  • Oct

    13

    Literature Reviews: Writing

    Online, 10:00 am

    This workshop introduces researchers to the typical structure of the literature review in thesis and research 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. Registration is required.

  • Oct

    6

    Citing to Communicate: Who, What, When, Where, Why

    Online, 10:00 am

    This workshop aims to demystify the who, what, when, where, and why of citational practices. No matter the citation style they are being asked to engage with, participants will come away from this workshop with a greater understanding of the purpose behind citation, as well as a pragmatic conception of how to apply that understanding in their own academic writing. Registration is required.

 

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Art Exhibitions

Art and cultural exhibits at the Learning Centre are curated to delight and educate visitors — and reflect UBC’s mission to create exceptional learning environments and serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

 

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Event Spaces & Bookings

The Learning Centre offers a range of spaces as unique as your event. Find the right fit for your community gathering, workshop, art exhibition or information booth.

 

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