Release Date

Articles Due Date


Regular edition

23 Feb 2021

19 Feb 2021



23 March 2021

19 March 2021


Student Communications

20 April 2021

16 April 2021


Undergraduate Admissions

18 May 2021

14 May 2021


Indigenous Enrolment Initiatives

22 June 2021

18 June 2021


Student Financial Management

20 July 2021

16 July 2021



24 August 2021

20 August 2021


Student Recruitment

21 Sept 2021

17 Sept 2021


Student Support & Advising

19 Oct 2021

15 Oct 2021


ES Okanagan

23 Nov 2021

19 Nov 2021

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 (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 (including names of team members)
  • Other article ideas: 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, but send photos as separate files please
  • 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