Writing in STEM: Rewriting for Clarity in Complexity

Writing at the graduate level involves bringing complex and technical ideas together, through layers of description, causation, correlation and more. Articulating this complexity in writing is difficult and requires many drafts and revisions to first elicit the core ideas and then refine them to be cohesive and comprehensive; this workshop draws on research into thesis-drafting […]

CGS-Master’s Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story

This workshop is designed for undergraduate and master’s 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. The workshop includes examples of successful UBC CGS-M research […]

CGS-Master’s Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story

This workshop is designed for undergraduate and master’s 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. The workshop includes examples of successful UBC CGS-M research […]