Centre for Academic Communication

We are here to support your learning. All appointments for services and supports will continue to be available online into the Fall 2020 term. Face-to-face appointments are not available. Check out The Centre for Academic Communication website for more information on booking an appointment, resources, workshops and tutoring.

The Centre for Academic Communication (formerly The Writing Centre) provides support in the areas of academic writing, reading, and speaking, as well as understanding academic expectations. The CAC provides a number of programming options for Pathways, undergraduate, and graduate students through non-credit courses, seminars, workshops, face-to-face tutorials and group practice sessions.

Our tutors are experienced writers who focus on your role in the writing process, allowing you to develop your abilities and confidence as a writer. We have tutors from a variety of disciplines.

Who can use CAC?

Anyone! If you are registered in an undergraduate or graduate program, we are here to help. However, we are unable to help with take-home exams. Students can have two booked and one drop-in appointment per week but have unlimited access to the drop in zone.

What do we do?

  • Academic integrity
  • Transitions (from other cultures, high school, community college, the workforce and into graduate school)
  • Classroom expectations
  • Academic text management
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Text as the basis for writing
  • Writing skills
  • Writing processes
  • Writing to publish
  • Writing different kinds of text
  • Academic expectations
  • Class and oral defense presentations
  • Pronunciation support and development
  • Practice and feedback sessions