The University of Waterloo Writing and Communication Centre is a hub of communication and writing practice, support, and research on campus. Writing a paper? Designing a portfolio? Giving a presentation? From brainstorming to revision, understanding your assignment to presenting your work, we are here to support you in any discipline, at any stage of the communication process.
What do we do?When you have questions about how to start an assignment, or what exactly should go into the results and discussion sections of your lab report, the WCC can help you figure that out.Click next
What do we do?When you’re not sure if your paragraphs are too long or too short, or if you’ve paraphrased that source well enough, our advisors can give you feedback and support.Click next
Who are we?We are communication experts who have experience with written, spoken, and visual forms of communication in all disciplines.Click next
Who are we?We understand the conventions of scientific and technical communications, the structures of proposals and lab reports, and the best ways to get motivated and stop procrastinating. Click next
Who are we?From persuasive pitches to perfect podcasts, we’ve got the experience, knowledge, and feedback you need to make you a communication champion!Click next
How does it work?The WCC is included in your tuition! We have pre-booked, drop-in, or email appointments, workshops, writing groups, and specialized programs for undergrad and grad students, and postdocs.Click next
How does it work?Watch our introductory video, read through the services detailed on this website or visit us in-person in The Write Spot to learn more about our services.
Hosted by Ileana Diaz, the IBPOC Student Writing Cafés are spaces where Indigenous, Black, and graduate students of colour can come together to form supportive communities of writers. Structured by timed writing spurts and breaks, these groups make space for concerns specific to IBPOC writers.
When: Thursdays, from 4:30pm-6:30pm EST (Sept. 28 to Dec. 14, 2023) Where: Virtual Writing Café using MS Teams
Writing shouldn't have to be solitary! Grab a coffee and get writing. Join our network of graduate student and faculty writers at the #WaterlooWrites Writing Cafés! Meet other writers, stay on track, and make progress in your work. Virtual Writing Cafés are open to any graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, and faculty member at the University of Waterloo.
When: Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST Where: Virtual Writing Café using MS Teams
In October, I attended the International Writing Centers Association conference in Baltimore, as a peer tutor working for the University of Waterloo’s Writing and Communication Centre. It was the culmination of many months of work, ending with my fellow tutors and I presenting a roundtable discussion on “Embodied Multiversalism in WC Staff: Fear vs Fundamental Duty to Social Justice.”
Last month, my fellow Arts First peer tutors and I travelled to Baltimore to host a roundtable discussion at the annual conference for the International Writing Centre Association. Our presentation was on “Embodied Multiversalism in WC Staff: Fear vs Fundamental Duty to Social Justice”. We discussed our experiences navigating the often exclusionary world of academia, and considered how tutors can best support the students who come for writing assistance.
When I first started my undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo, one of the biggest challenges I faced was learning how to bridge the gap between the writing skills that I brought with me from high school and the writing skills that were expected of me in university.