Want to communicate your research and policy ideas to policy-maker,
professional and public audiences? Want to learn how to write policy
briefs, op-eds, extended blog entries and other accessible formats? Want
to widely share the ideas from your academic writing?

Urban Studies students, alumni and friends are invited to apply to
attend a professional development short-course on writing for
non-academic audiences.

Participants are expected to bring written work (such as a term paper,
thesis chapter, research or policy report, or a first draft of their
non-academic writing) to each session for constructive critique and

The instructor for this short course is Dr. Tiffany Muller Myrdahl, an
urbanist who specializes in LGBTQ2S geographies, municipal social
policy, and creative research dissemination.

There is no charge for attending this course. Places will be allocated
to applicants on a first-come first-served basis.

Applicants should submit: (1) a one-page maximum letter of application
explaining your goals for the course, (2) a brief resume/bio, and (3) a
(draft) writing sample that you would like to revise during the course.
Please send applications to Terri Evans (urban@sfu.ca) by 30 April 2017.


Saturday, May 13

9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Room 2235 at Harbour Centre, with a half-hour one-on-one post-course consultation that can be in person or via Skype.