Faculty Perspectives on Writing the Op-Ed

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The Public Humanities Hub and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication present a roundtable with UBC scholars on writing and publishing the op-ed. The op-ed derives its name from traditional print media, where the op-ed is published on the page opposite the editorial. Hence, the op-ed section of the newspaper offers scholars opportunities to engage with new audiences and new issues, and to identify new purposes for writing in the 21st century, for example, using a public forum to influence public policy or judicial processes.

The roundtable consists of five faculty members who talk about their experiences writing and publishing op-eds. A dedicated Q&A concludes the roundtable, so bring your questions for the panelists.

Registrants may also be interested in Writing the Op-Ed: An Instructional Talk, which takes place on the same day.

Faculty Panelists:

Studio portrait of Bathseba Opini smiling, wearing a striped black and white top



Bathseba Opini
(Educational Studies)



Michelle Stack smiling in front of greenery, wearing a dark grey coat over a black top



Michelle Stack
(Educational Studies)



James Stewart smiling in front of a white building, wearing a dark grey suit jacket over a white shirt and tie with diagonal stripes in shades of blue



James Stewart



Heidi Tworek smiling in front of trees, wearing a dark grey blazer



Heidi Tworek
(History and Public Policy)



Dallas Hunt seated in a corner of a room, looking down at a book he's holding in two hands, wearing a gingham button-down top



Dallas Hunt
(English Language & Literatures)



Please note that while this event is designed for and with scholars in the humanities, UBC scholars in any discipline are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
10:00 – 11:30 am Pacific Time
Online via Zoom