Emily A.

Emily A.
CAC Coordinator
Office: LIB 135f
Area of expertise

English Literature, EAL teaching

Hello, my name is Emily. As a recent addition to the CAC team, I am thrilled to work with such a dedicated and diverse range of undergraduate and graduate students. My educational background specializes in English Literature (PhD, University of Victoria) and Creative Writing (MA, University of Toronto). Prior to pursuing a doctoral degree here at UVic, I worked as a Student Academic Advisor in Scotland where I provided students placed on academic probation with strategies aimed at enhancing student success (2008-2009). To supplement my graduate studies, I have taught multiple sections of ENG 135: Academic Reading and Writing (2013-2014; 2018) as well as assisted several sections of ENG 147: “Literary Traditions and Transformations” (2012-2013). More recently, I have worked as a Specialized Learning Strategist for the Learning Assistance Program at UVIC (2017-2019) – a role that centred on the provision of one-to-one academic support for students with long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning disabilities. In my current role as an EAL Specialist for the Centre for Academic Communication, I provide UVic students with tailored academic support through individual tutorial appointments, academic communication workshops, and group-led English Conversational Cafés. To assist students with their academic goals, my teaching practice centres on strength-based and self-regulated approaches to learning. There is nothing I love more than to help students draw on their own strengths to excel in their upcoming academic presentations, papers, and assignments.