Workshops at the Centre for Academic Communication

Do you need inspiration to start your assignments? Would you like a few tips on improving your academic writing and reading? Join us for FREE CAC workshops.  Additionally, we offer workshops for individuals and the ACCESS and Academic Writing for Graduate Students series:

Individual “Learn Abouts...”

  • Available in one-hour slots
  • Personalized workshop sessions offering a choice of relevant topics: planning your writing, self-editing, strong paragraphs, critical reading, listening and note-taking, effective presentations, and critical speaking
  • Location: Mearns Library main floor, in the Learning Commons
  • To book an appointment for your personal “Learn About…” please email

English Café (ACCESS) (3 to 4pm Thursdays, September 12 to December 12, in Library 151b)

The Academic Critical Communication in English Seminar Series (ACCESS/English Café) is an opportunity for all UVic students with English as an additional language who want to improve their ability to read and communicate in English within an academic context. Participants will practice reading and discussion skills in a relaxed atmosphere, receive coaching on vocabulary use and pronunciation, and get tips for developing confidence and ability in reading and writing. For information and registration, please contact Emily at