Opportunities to gain new insights and communication skills, whether you are a new or seasoned communicator, are always available to you at UBC.

Audio & Video

DIY Media Workshops: Planning Your Video Project

November 21, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Free (registration required)
Planning a video project can be overwhelming. Where to begin? This session will provide guidance from media professionals on the many things to consider when undertaking a project, from the simple to the complex.

Visual Identity

LAUNCH! Career Development Conference

October 13-14, 2017
LAUNCH! (formerly POGO), is GDC BC’s annual career development conference for design students, graduates, educators, and employers. This event connects our emerging and professional design community through exchange, tours, workshops, and portfolio development.

Social Media

Social Media Workshop

UBC Continuing Studies
September 9, 2017, 10am – 5pm
UBC Robson Square | $220.00
(eligible for Tuition Waivers)
Get a basic introduction to social media in this practical one-day workshop. Through hands-on experience in a computer lab, work with some of social media’s main tools and applications such as social networking (Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+); social news and social bookmarking (Digg, Reddit, Delicious, StumbleUpon); RSS (subscribing to blogs and podcasts); social media sharing (Flickr, YouTubeTM); and microblogging (Twitter, Tumblr).


Writing Fundamentals: The Craft of Story

Online | Free
Dig into the craft of writing a compelling story, with practical how-to advice and before-and-after writing samples.

Social Media

Hootsuite Academy: Social Marketing Training

Develop fundamental social marketing skills to drive real business results. Learn how to optimize your social media profiles, create a strategy and grow an online community. You will also discover content marketing and social advertising fundamentals.


Become a Front-End Web Developer

Free courses are free for UBC faculty & staff. Sign up for free access here.
Get the skills to build engaging, interactive user experiences on the web as a front-end web developer. Learn everything you need to design and develop user-facing code, and discover how to bring concepts to life on the browser canvas by combining essential graphic design and coding principles. Develop competency with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery. Master basic version control with Git and GitHub. Apply best practices in responsive design and progressive enhancement.


The Elements of Effective Photographs

Free courses are free for UBC faculty & staff. Sign up for free access here.
The course explores compositional elements that guide a viewer’s eye, including the rule of thirds; leading lines, patterns, and curves; and depth of field. You will learn how to work with the natural light, and how to create simple lighting. Finally, you will gain tips on how to capture the essence or emotion of a subject or scene.