[ Networking Night ]

26-Jul-2017

Upcoming: Tuesday, July 26th, 2017 6:30-9:00 pm, Steamworks Brewpub View Event Details (http://thesbn.ca/Events/2016-17/networking-night-July-2017)..

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[ Annual General Meeting 2017 ]

27-Jun-2017

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 5:30-7:00 pm, at BC Cancer Research Centre, Dorothy Lam Boardroom, 1st floor View Event Details (https://thesbn.worldsecuresystems.com/Events/2016-17..

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[ SBN Soiree 2017 ]

07-Jun-2017

Wednesday June 7th, 2017 6:00pm-9:00 pm, at TELUS World of Science View Event Details (https://thesbn.worldsecuresystems.com/Events/2016-17/soiree-2017)..

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[ Research Exchange & Poster Competition 2017 ]

25-May-2017

Research Exchange & Poster Competition 2017 Thursday, May 25th, 2017 8:30am-4:00 pm, at UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building Main Foyer, 2405 Wesbrook Mall View Event D..

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[ Networking Night ]

20-Apr-2017

Upcoming: Thursday, April 20th, 2017 6:30PM - 9:00PM Central City Brewpub (Central City Shopping Centre, 13450 102 Ave) View Event Details ( http://thesbn.ca/Events/2016-17..

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[ Career Connect - CDRD ]

07-Mar-2017

Upcoming: Tuesday, March 7 2017 1:30PM - 5:00PM; 2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver View Event Details (http://thesbn.ca/Events/2016-17/career_connect_cdrd)..

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[ Biotech Expo 2017 ]

23-Feb-2017

Upcoming: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 5:30PM - 9:00PM Jack Poole Hall at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Center (6163 University Blvd) Event details here (http://thesbn.ca/E..

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Build Your Technical and Scientific Writing Skills

07-Sep-2010 When: Thursday, September 23 - Friday, September 24, 2010

Time: 9:000am - 3:30pm (Registration 8:30am SHARP)

Where: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street

Room: C100

Make an impact with your scientific and technical writing skills! Aimed at those with scientific and technical backgrounds, join MITACS Step for this two-day, hands-on writing workshop! From structure and grammar, to impact – get on-site expert feedback and a chance to work on a current, future, or past piece of your writing and get exposure to many samples of writing, from outstanding to atrocious. We look forward to seeing you there!

Learning Outcomes

Day 1 - Overview of the Writing Process
The first session of the writing workshop will discuss issues related to the overall writing process:
  • common pitfalls, dealing with procrastination, staying motivated;
  • the importance of the writing process (inventing, drafting, editing, and revising);
  • audience analysis, understanding purpose, tone, and genres;
  • effectively organizing documents and using standard forms (i.e., theses, journal papers, poster presentation, other reports);
  • persuasive and informative writing;
  • aspects of technical reports (i.e., abstracts, introductions, results, and conclusions).
Day 2 - Revising Strategies
The second session of the writing workshop will focus on effective editing techniques and incorporating graphics into technical writing:
  • principles of punctuation;
  • revising sentences for order (sentence structure, ordering ideas);
  • revising sentences for clarity (avoiding general language, vague this subjects, noun strings, and prepositional phrases);
  • revising sentences for conciseness (importance of descriptive verbs, avoiding empty sentence openers);
  • revising for connection (structuring paragraphs, transitions between sentences);
  • effective use of graphics (appropriate types of graphs, proper use of colour and layout, incorporating graphics into text).
  • each other, to experience the development of a strong team, and to develop a model of the culture that they will want to create in their projects.

Speaker: Michael Sjoerdsma, School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University

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