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.
The Centre for Scholarly Communication is open from January 4th until late December and stays open throughout the summer.
Hours: 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm, Monday through Friday
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, graduate students, and post-doctoral 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 post-doctoral writing support for grants, articles, books, conference papers, and other research outputs; scholarly publishing; copyright; open access and the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy; author rights, and online academic profiles.
Amanda Brobbel is the Manager 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.
Jessica Lowry is the Writing and Research Services Associate. She has an MSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus and experience writing scientific publications.
Jessica provides one-on-one consultations with graduate students, facilitates graduate peer writing groups, and delivers workshops on various topics. During her experience as a graduate teaching assistant, Jessica became interested in promoting student success in writing, and joined the Writing and Research Center. Since 2016, she has developed her tutoring skills working as a writing consultant.
Book appointments with Jessica to discuss: graduate writing support for course assignments, theses, research proposals, journal and conference articles, graduate school application statements of purpose, academic CVs, and cover letters.
Megan 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.
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.
Centre for Scholarly Communication
LIB 237 – 3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7