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Proposal Writing: Improve Your Chance of Success with Grant Writing Basics

June 1, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm(PDT/PST)
Okanagan (District 2)
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Improve Your Chance of Success with Grant Writing Basics

Sometimes it seems as though getting a grant is as random as winning a lottery – and with similar odds for success. But in reality, there’s a lot you can do to improve your chances of success.  This interactive Zoom workshop will help you understand the grant writing process and give you some tools to improve your grant writing.  Led by Dr. Carolyn Labun, from UBC’s School of Engineering, we’ll  have some good, clean writing fun while we improve our grant writing game. 

This session will be COVID-friendly (that means it’s on Zoom).  And while we can’t serve lunch, we hope you’ll all come with your own lunch, laptop, something to write on and with, and  your questions.  Join Carol Labun for this interactive virtual session.  Carol will use a current Agricultural Enhancement grant guidelines as a grant proposal example  https://abbotsfordcf.org/grants/agricultural-enhancement-grants/   

Date: Tues. June 1  from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.  

Presenter: Carolyn Labun

No charge. Registration is required (below) Limited to 20.  Currently open to Okanagan branch registrants.

An email with the link will be sent to all registrants prior to the session.  Come prepared with your questions.

Dr. Carolyn Labun is a Professor of Teaching in the School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, where she has worked since the School was established in 2005. Carolyn has degrees in English from Brock University (BA, Honours), McMaster University (MA), and the University of Alberta (PhD). In 2020, Carolyn completed a certificate program in Restorative Justice (SFU). Her academic interests include transition instruction (specifically first year university and graduate school), technical and professional communication, and developing the professionalism competencies (including leadership capacity) of students in  rofessional programs. In addition to her teaching, Carolyn has worked with young professionals in several professional associations and local companies.

Carolyn teaches courses in technical and academic communication to undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Engineering. Carolyn works with undergraduate and graduate students on all aspects of their written and oral communication, helping them master the challenges of presenting their technology and/or ideas to a wide range of  udiences. She initiated the “Introduction to Engineering” (i2E), a project that supports students’ professional skills development and served as the inaugural Director of the Centre for Scholarly Communication at UBC (2011-2013). In addition to receiving School awards for Teaching Excellence (2015-2016) and Outstanding Service (2014-2015), Carolyn received the Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award from the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus (senior faculty, 2011) and the Faculty of Applied Science Engineering Co-op Program's Faculty Member of the Year Award (2010). In 2013 and 2015, Carolyn was selected to be the Pacific North West-ASEE Outstanding Campus Representative for the year. Carolyn is a member of the Professional Communication Society, a society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (formerly serving on its executive). She has served as UBC's Okanagan campus representative for the American Society of Engineering Education.