Engaging Technical Presentations

Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science

Engaging Technical Presentations


Time Commitment
6 hours
Course Dates
Upcoming 2023
Enrolment Period
To Be Announced
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About this Course

Presentating the results of your research or findings can be an essential way to relay information. Many people struggle with speaking clearing and concisely, limiting the reach of their ideas and the development of professional connections. This course will teach learners tips and techniques to engage your audiences and keep them with you from beginning to end, and asking for more.

Designed for

  • Professionals with a university degree or college diploma in a science or engineering discipline.
  • Individuals seeking professional development (e.g., for a professional association or society).

Course Structure and Delivery


This course is designed to be completed in five to six hours. This course consists of asynchronous readings, video lectures, exercises, and assignments. Coursework is assessed as ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’. All materials and engagement activities are delivered fully online through UBCO’s Canvas Catalog.

Credential Awarded

Learners who successfully complete this course will receive:

  • a digital verifiable badge.

This course is part of the Critical Skills for Communication in the Technical Sector program. Learners who successfully complete all eight courses in the program will receive a Letter of Proficiency.



This non-credit learning opportunity has no pre-requisites. The content is designed for adult learners; participants must be 18 years or older. The language of instruction is English.


  • Access to a computer with a recent operating system and web browser
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Headset and webcam (recommended)

Course Materials

All materials required for this course will be provided within UBCO’s Canvas Catalog.

Instructional Team

Christa Bedwin, B.Ed., B.Sc. is a Senior Technical Editor, who has 20 years’ experience coaching scientific and engineering writers, and editing for industry, government, academia, and educational and trade publishers, with specialties in engineering and the environment. She has taught technical writing to professional engineers and scientists in Canada and internationally; has published three textbooks about writing for scientific reporting consultants; and among other projects has contributed chapters to Editors Canada’s two most recent publications, Editing Canadian English and its companion volume, Editorial Niches.

Additional Info

This credential is offered by the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science at UBC Okanagan. Questions about department courses and programs should be submitted to eegs.cpd@ubc.ca

Last updated: 2023-05-30 09:14

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