ES Connected Takeover Information


Release Date

Content due


January 21, 2020

January 17, 2020


February 18, 2020

February 13, 2020


March 17, 2020

March 13, 2020


April 21, 2020

April 17, 2020


May 19, 2020

May 15, 2020


June 16, 2020

June 12, 2020


July 21, 2020

July 17, 2020


No newsletter

No newsletter


September 15, 2020

September 11, 2020


October 20, 2020

October 16, 2020


November 17, 2020

November 13, 2020


No newsletter

No newsletter

General Information:

  • Please provide a minimum of 4 articles for the newsletter (more than that is super welcome!)
  • All submissions are due 2 business days prior to the newsletter release date
  • The department Director should write the newsletter intro spiel (or at least be the one who signs it off)
  • Please ensure at least one article gives an overview of your team and the work you do
  • Other suggestions could be interesting facts about your team or your work, recommendations for books and hobbies, reviews of local amenities, contests or games, quizzes, etc.
  • Ashley and/or Coby will upload all the articles to the ES Connected wordpress site and produce the newsletter
  • If you have specific article summaries/links in the newsletter you’d prefer then please note that in the article otherwise Ashley and/or Coby will draft that part

Article criteria:

  • There is no minimum or maximum word count – short articles are totally fine (and even often preferred)
  • Articles can be drafted in Word. If you want to include photos in your article and have a specific place you’d like the photo to show up in the article, please put in a placeholder referencing the name of the photo so that Ashley and/or Coby know where to put it when it’s uploaded to WordPress
  • Please ensure the articles are all properly formatted with titles, and bullets, numbered lists and/or photo captions if necessary
  • The more pictures the better!

Photo criteria:

  •  If you would like to use photos that you or a team member took, please ensure that you have optimized the image prior to uploading it to Workspace (
  • For info on using workspace you can check here: )
  • Use a photo editing tool like Snagit (free for UBC staff and students), to reduce the file size by changing the resolution to 72 dpi (or ppi) and ensuring the largest side of the photo is 600 px (pixels).

Using photos from the internet