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Welcome to the Writing and Communication Centre.

The University of Waterloo Writing and Communication Centre is a hub of communication and writing practice, support, and research on campus. Communication is part of all academic and professional activities, and we offer a welcoming space to discuss, explore, plan, and implement feedback and strategies.

Whether you’re designing a presentation, building your ePortfolio, writing a report, or presenting at a conference, we work with you at every stage of the communication design process. Our sessions are collaborative and open. As the writer, your voice and ideas come first. Think of us as your partners in communication. We’re here to listen, discuss, and help you develop your academic and professional voice.

We are located next to the Student Success Office on the second floor of South Campus Hall (SCH). Drop by or contact us with any questions.

  1. June 23, 2017Now Hiring: ELPE Proctors

    The application form for ELPE proctors for September 2017 is now available. Check out the job description and link to the online application form.

  2. May 18, 2017Closure for Victoria DayColourful fireworks

    Please note that we will be closed on May 22 2017 as it is Victoria Day.

  3. Apr. 7, 2017Writing and Communication Centre - new name

    The Writing Centre has changed to the Writing and Communication Centre following Board of Governors approval earlier this week.

    The Centre’s new name reflects its growth over the past few years, including new roles and expanded programming that better meet the diverse needs of students, postdocs, and faculty in changing communication contexts. In addition to writing, the Centre now provides coaching and support for a range of communication activities, from digital design to presentation skills.

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  1. June 26, 2017Conversation CafésA café with Conversation Café on the awning

    Drop by to practice your speaking skills on any topic for any purpose. We’ll have coffee and tea available; bring your own mug.

  2. June 28, 2017Faculty Writing CaféGroup writing in a classroom

    Every Wednesday afternoon, we offer a dedicated writing space (with coffee, tea, and treats!) for faculty to write together. After the writing session you are welcome to stay to discuss writing goals, challenges and strategies with your colleagues.

    Faculty Writing Café: Wednesdays from 2 p.m.  to 4 p.m. in SCH 228F

  3. June 30, 2017Grad Writing CaféClare with snacks in front of grads attending a write-in

    Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

    Fridays 9 – 12 p.m., SCH 228F

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  1. June 26, 2017Staying focused in summerman studying at desk in vacation clothes

    Gone are those days when summer only consisted of swimming, friends and sleep. Suddenly it's summer, and we are all working or studying. It seems that much harder to stay focused when the sun is out and the temperature is hot. It may be much more difficult to get your work done when it seems like this is the time for late summer nights, travelling and adventure. So today, I offer you a few tips on keeping yourself focused when it seems hardest too.

  2. June 16, 2017Making time for journal writingpen on a black notebook

    Journal writing is one of those things that everyone seems to start, but can never maintain. Life gets in the way and we are often too busy to sit down at the end of the day and dedicate time to self-reflection.  

  3. June 5, 2017Delivering your speech: the power of nonverbal communicationmicrophone in front of audience

    When I say “public speaking” what comes to mind? Dread? Nervousness? Excitement? “Public speaking” often brings uneasy feelings to first year students, as standing in front of a classroom ranging from first year to fourth years may seem a lot more intimidating than one full of your long-time high school classmates. You have a well-written and researched speech and you have already sought out a peer review from the Writing and Communication Centre, but the easy part is over.

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