Language and Written Style

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Waterloo works to incorporate inclusive language into every communication and publication — promoting inclusion and non-bias in both content, structure and presentation. This section of the Inclusive Communication guide supplements the University of Waterloo Writing Style Guide. This guide serves to provide University communicators and community members with guidelines on how to create content that is authentic, inclusive and supportive of all.

Note: The Canadian Press Style (CP) is the University’s primary reference for writing style. We have modified some writing styles to better complement the University of Waterloo. This section and the University writing style guide both identify these differences.

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