Supporting faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and staff, at every stage of the research life cycle

appointments now online

The Centre for Scholarly Communication is transitioning to online-only appointments. Please contact csc.ok@ubc.ca to discuss your virtual appointment.

Consultations

The CSC provides one-on-one consultations about all aspects of scholarly communication, including writing support for journal articles, grant proposals, theses, dissertations, and conference presentations, as well as copyright, open access, and author rights.

Writing appointments for Faculty
Please email your request to csc.ok@ubc.ca.

Copyright Questions
Please email copyright.ok@ubc.ca.

Graduate student writing appointments

Please book your appointment using the myWConline  system to arrange for one-on-one assistance with your scholarly communication using the following steps (see a PDF of screenshots and instructions CSC WConline Appointment Booking Steps):

  1. If you are a new client, please register in order to use the system.
  2. When you enter the booking system, please select the Centre for Scholarly Communication schedule from the drop-down list.
  3. In order to book an appointment, select a white square on the page (this means that time is available for booking).
  4. Once you have booked the appointment, your time will appear in bright yellow.
  5. The system will send you an appointment confirmation and an appointment reminder.
  6. If all appointments are booked, click on the “clock” next to a specific date and add yourself to the waiting list. If you have elected to receive text message updates, you will get immediate notice when an appointment opens up.

Workshops & Events

Throughout the year, the Centre for Scholarly Communication offers many workshops geared for specific research projects and processes, such as “Writing the Research Article,” “Selecting Quality Journals for Publication,” “Research Data Management,” and an annual three-day Graduate Writers’ Bootcamp. See the Workshops page for more information.

About Us

Kristy Baxter is the Centre for Scholarly Communication Coordinator. She completed her MSc from the School of Health and Exercise Science at UBC Okanagan. Kristy has experience managing large-scale research teams and projects, coordinating administrative and operational activities, and conducting research.

Kristy was hired in January of 2020 as the point-of-contact for The Centre of Scholarly Communication expansion. The expansion aims to provide researchers with a one-stop-shop where they can access resources, tools, and services. Once the expansion is launched, Kristy will be available via phone, email, or in-person to discuss researcher inquiries.

Book appointments with Kristy to discuss: available resources, tools, and services for researchers at UBC Okanagan; who to contact for various inquiries; and any further questions relevant to research.

Amanda Brobbel is the Senior Manager for Writing and Language Learning Services. She has an MA in English and an MA in Higher Education, both from the University of Arizona. Since 2013, Amanda has been helping researchers at UBC Okanagan with their writing.

Amanda provides one-on-one consultations and workshops to faculty and post-doctoral fellows. She trains the peer writing consultants and delivers tailored writing workshops in a wide range of disciplines. 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 a Centre for Scholarly Communication Associate. She completed her MSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus and she has experience writing scientific publications.

Jessica provides one-on-one consultations and workshops to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. She further supports graduate student writing by facilitating peer writing groups. Jessica first became interested in promoting student success in writing through her experiences as a graduate teaching assistant during her master’s degree.

Book appointments with Jessica to discuss: graduate and post-doctoral writing support for theses, research proposals, journal and conference articles, course assignments, academic CVs, and cover letters.

Marjorie Mitchell is the Copyright, Scholarly Communications, and Research Data Management Librarian. She completed her MISt in Library and Information Studies at the University of Toronto and she has experience assisting faculty with Research Data Management Plans, best practices in file and data management, copyright and reading publisher’s agreements.

Marjorie provides one-on-one consultations and workshops to faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. She further supports faculty and graduate student to meet funder Open Access requirements by facilitating the deposit of articles into cIRcle, UBC’s institutional repository.

Book appointments with Marjorie to discuss: research data management and planning, copyright and Open Access, data preservation options, research metrics, and in-class instruction.

For more information on copyright, please see the UBC Copyright website especially the Theses and Dissertations Guide for copyright questions related to your thesis.

Megan Udala is the Centre for Scholarly Communication Graduate Writing Assistant. She is a fourth 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 postpartum depression and psychosis, infanticide, and public perceptions of infanticide.

Megan provides one-on-one consultations and workshops to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Megan’s passion for writing and helping her peers developed through several sessional teaching experiences and research assistant positions on campus.

Book appointments with Megan to discuss: graduate and post-doctoral writing support for theses, research proposals, journal and conference articles, course assignments, academic CVs, and cover letters.

Lori Walter

Lori Walter, the former Scholarly Communication Librarian, has left for a position at another institution as of March 2020. Please email the following if you require support. Thanks!

For copyright and other Centre for Scholarly Communication questions, please contact marjorie.mitchell@ubc.ca

 

Other Services

Please visit Copyright at UBC or the Copyright Educational Resources Guide for resources and answers to common copyright-related questions from faculty, staff, and students, including:

  • Uploading copyrighted content to Canvas courses
  • Reproducing text and images in a graduate thesis
  • Submitting original academic work to UBC’s digital respository cIRcle
  • Using student work

Contact

For other questions, or to request assistance in making your copyright analysis for topics such as:

  • Using text and images in publications
  • Using text and images in presentations
  • Understanding publishing agreements and author rights

 

Contact copyright.ok@ubc.ca or email your subject librarian.

The CSC is happy to provide instruction on copyright, writing, and scholarly communication in any courses at the invitation of faculty. Contact csc.ok@ubc.ca to make a request.

What is the Thesis Formatting Service?

The Library and the Centre for Scholarly Communication, in collaboration with the College of Graduate Studies, is offering a Thesis Formatting Service to all graduate students. The service respects the academic purpose and integrity of the thesis writing and submission process and includes services such as:

  • Formatting of tables of contents and lists of figures, tables, and illustrations
  • Formatting of margins, line spacing, indentation, title pages, page numbering, and headers and footers
  • Text formatting, including styling headings, case corrections, and pagination
  • Alignment of tables, graphs, charts, and figures

How can you use the Thesis Formatting Service?

Graduate students who wish to take advantage of this service must:

What happens next?

Library staff will:

  • Perform a component review
  • Format the document to conform to the specifications provided by the College of Graduate Studies
  • Flag third-party material lacking copyright permission statements

When you pay the fee in full, the reviewed and formatted thesis will be released to you via the UBC Workspace 2.0  Self-Service Portal.

Questions?

If you have further questions about the Thesis Formatting Service, or require additional information on the scope of the service, please email ubco.thesisformatting@ubc.ca.

The College of Graduate Studies has also created several additional resources to help you format your thesis:

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Subject Librarians

Subject Librarians provide research consultations by phone, email, and in person. Find your subject librarian and learn how they can support your research needs.

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Open access

Publish open access to make your research widely available, increase citations and impact, and satisfy grant funder open access policies.

For in-person support, contact the Copyright, Scholarly Communications, and Research Data Management Librarian

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Research Data Management

Manage your research data to meet grant requirements, and preserve, share, and increase findability of your data.

For in-person support, contact the Copyright, Scholarly Communications, and Research Data Management Librarian

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Publishing and Disseminating research

Create, publish, and share your research with the academic community and the broader public.

For in-person support, contact the Copyright, Scholarly Communications, and Research Data Management Librarian

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