Event Details

  • Lay Summaries: Telling Your Research Story to the Wider World
  • Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at 11:00AM - 4:00PM - This event is now over
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Research Commons Workshops
      Graduate Student Writing Support
      Graduate Student Workshop Series
      Lay Summaries
  • Location: RM216
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  •  Koerner Building-Event Facilities & LabsClick here for map
  •  Point Grey Campus
  • Description:

    Workshop Instructor: Patty Kelly

    Workshop Description: In 2017, UBC added a lay summary requirement to all theses and dissertations, and more and more journals, publications, and granting agencies require researchers to provide summaries of their work for non-specialists. But how do you describe your specialized research in a way that people who aren’t experts can understand?

    This workshop will help you to understand what a lay summary is and how it’s different from an abstract. Then, you’ll have an opportunity to work on creating a lay summary for your research, and get feedback on it from the workshop facilitators and other participants. This workshop will be most useful for you if you already have a thesis or dissertation research project underway.

  • Facilitator(s): Sarah Blay, Sarah Blay, Allan Cho, Miles Bruce, Patty Kelly

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