Centre for Academic Communication

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Undergraduate academic communication skills help


Undergraduate students can get help with writing and more.

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Graduate academic communication skills help

Graduate students can get help with their thesis, dissertation, and presentations at the CAC.

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Faculty resources

Course instructors can refer students to our many services and get support for teaching students with English as an additional language.

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Book an appointment

Students can book their own appointments online.

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Tutoring services

We offer face-to-face and online tutoring.

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Check out our resources

We have a library of handouts and videos on academic communication available to you.

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Centre for Academic Communication

Do you need help reading difficult texts or writing your assignment? Do you need assistance with speaking or pronunciation? Are you uncertain about what is expected of you as a university student? At the Centre for Academic Communication (CAC), we are here to support you in all of these areas: 

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Academic expectations 

We offer one-on-one tutorials, workshops, and more. Our free services are available to all University of Victoria students.

We are located in the Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library. After entering the building, walk down the main hall and turn right at the blue Learning Commons banner. At the end of the Learning Commons hall, you'll find the Centre for Academic Communication (offices 135i-135m).

Some of our resources are housed on three user-friendly blogs. One blog is about discipline-specific writing, one is for graduate students negotiating longer texts, and the third offers a broad range of tutor-created resources for all aspects of academic communication