About Us

Location

LIB 237 (on the 2nd floor of the Library building on UBC’s Okanagan campus). You can access LIB237 via the second floor of the Library, the entrance is on the northwest wall at the back of the stacks.

Hours

The Centre for Scholarly Communication is open from January 4th and stays open throughout the summer.

Hours: 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm, Monday through Friday

Who We Are

Lori Walter

Lori Walter is the Scholarly Communication Librarian responsible for the Writing and Research Services unit in the Library. She has an MA in English from the University of Victoria, and she has taught writing courses at SUNY Buffalo and Mohawk College in Ontario. She has an MLIS from the University of Alberta, where she also provided scholarly communication assistance in the Faculty of Nursing Research Office and was Managing Editor of the International Journal of Qualitative Methods. Lori’s research interests are in scholarly communication, scholarly publishing, research dissemination, research impact, altmetrics, and critical theory.

Lori provides one-on-one consultations and workshops to faculty and graduate students to support them in the creation and dissemination of research products. She is also happy to come into graduate classes to teach on a variety of scholarly communication topics.

Book appointments with Lori to discuss: faculty and advanced graduate level writing support for grants, articles, books, conference papers, and theses; scholarly publishing; copyright; open access and the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy; author rights, and online academic profiles.

 

Amanda BrobbelAmanda Brobbel is the Coordinator for Writing and Research Services.  She has an MA in English and an MA in Higher Education, both from the University of Arizona.  During her time at the University of Arizona, Amanda taught First-Year Composition for 6 years and was a contributing editor for the 23rd and 24th editions of The University of Arizona’s A Student’s Guide to First-Year Composition.

Amanda enjoys the variety of her work: training the WRC writing consultants, assisting graduate students and faculty in one-on-one consultations, and teaching on a variety of academic writing topics, which includes everything from first-year writing issues, like finding a thesis statement, to preparing a manuscript for publication and managing large writing projects. Amanda is also happy to help faculty create scaffolded writing assignments to meet their course goals.

Book appointments with Amanda to discuss: faculty and advanced graduate level writing support for grants, articles, books, presentations, theses, and posters; planning and managing writing projects; and teaching writing and integrating writing into the curriculum.

 

Ellen Campbell is a Graduate Writing Assistant for Writing and Research Services. She was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities (SSHRC) grant for her graduate work in interdisciplinary studies at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. Her Master’s work analyzed her work with the international marine conservation organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s (SSCS’s) campaigns. She has also worked to develop resources for the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) and was a field producer for the documentary Why Just One. Her research interests include NGOs, law, advocacy, enforcement, critical animal studies, feminism, developmentalism, anti-racism, veganism, and anticolonialism.

Ellen provides one-on-one consultations with graduate students, delivers workshops on various writing topics, and works on special projects. She has over 4 years of writing consultant experience, and her written expertise lies in grant applications, policy analyses, lab reports, conference presentations, and theses. She specializes in grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and flow and has experience working with students who are learning to develop their scholarly voice in English.

Book appointments with Ellen to discuss: graduate writing support for course assignments, theses, research proposals, and conference papers; artist’s statements; law, graduate school, and grant applications; and academic CVs and cover letters.

 

Trystan Carter, 2016 Graduate Writing Assistant

Trystan Carter is a Graduate Writing Assistant for Writing and Research Services. He is a first year IGS master’s student. He completed his BA in English & Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus and his Screenwriting Diploma at the Vancouver Film School. He is interested in flash fiction, experimental forms of storytelling, post-colonialism, feminism, post-humanism…you know, all the essentials!

Trystan provides one-on-one consultations with graduate students, coordinates the Academic Integrity Matters (AIM) program, and assists in the training and supervision of the undergraduate writing consultants. He has over two years of writing consulting experience, has experience as a teaching assistant, and is even a published writer!

Book appointments with Trystan to discuss: graduate writing support for course assignments and papers; graduate school application statements of purpose; academic CVs and cover letters; creative writing projects; and hey, just life in general.

 

Nathalie Hager is a Graduate Writing Assistant for Writing and Research Services. She is a doctoral candidate in the IGS program. She has a BA (High Honours) in Art History and an MA in Canadian Art History, both from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. She is writing her dissertation on World Art History, a turn in the discipline away from national histories and area studies towards modes that foreground connection and exchange, and how the discourse of World Art History is developing in art historical theory and scholarship, museums, and pedagogy.

Nathalie provides one-on-one consultations with graduate students, assists in the training and supervision of the undergraduate writing consultants, and delivers workshops on various academic topics. She has over five years of experience as a graduate teaching assistant, and is a recipient of the Provost Award for Teaching Assistants and Tutors. Nathalie has presented at academic conferences internationally where, in keeping with her interest in the digital humanities, she has successfully experimented with alternative forms of scholarly communication.

Book appointments with Nathalie to discuss: graduate writing support for course assignments and papers, theses, research proposals, and conference papers; oral presentation skills and strategies; graduate school application statements of purpose; and academic CVs and cover letters.

 

 Megan Udala, 2016 Graduate Writing AssistantMegan Udala is a Graduate Writing Assistant for Writing and Research Services. She is a first year Clinical Psychology doctoral student. She completed her MA and BA Honours at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. Her doctoral research focuses on post partum depression and psychosis, infanticide, and public perceptions of infanticide.

Megan provides one-on-one consultations with graduate students, assists in the training and supervision of the undergraduate writing consultants, and delivers workshops on various academic topics. She helped create and establish the Academic Integrity Matters (AIM) program. Her passion for writing and helping other students developed through several teaching assistant and research assistant positions on campus.

Book appointments with Megan to discuss: graduate writing support for course assignments, theses, research proposals, and conference papers; graduate school application statements of purpose; and academic CVs and cover letters.

 

What We Do

Located in LIB 237, the CSC supports graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, staff and faculty in disseminating their research. The CSC provides one-on-one consultations and workshops about all aspects of scholarly communication, including writing support for theses, dissertations, journal articles, grant proposals, and conference presentations, as well as copyright, open access, and author rights. You may book an appointment during our regular hours (Mon.-Fri. 9 am – 12 pm & 1 pm – 4 pm) through our on-line booking system.

Many of our workshops are offered in liaison with our partners: the UBC Okanagan Library, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Office of Research Services, and the College of Graduate Studies.

Contact Us

Centre for Scholarly Communication
Okanagan Campus
LIB 237 – 3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7
Phone: 250.807.9185
Email: csc.okanagan@ubc.ca