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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. Mar. 11, 2019WCC Now Hiring Paid Peer Tutors!Image says join our team

    Hey, Graduate and Undergraduate Students!

    Do you love writing?

    Do you get a kick out of designing slides and presenting to an audience?

    Do all of your friends come to you for help with their essays and reports?

  2. Mar. 8, 2019Monday Write Club now in Village 1 Training Room!

    Attention Undergrads!

    Our Monday night Write Club sessions have moved! Write Club will now be held in the Village 1 Training Room on Mondays from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

  3. Feb. 15, 2019WCC Office Closed Friday, February 15, 2019Image says Office Closure Friday, February 15, 2019

    The Writing and Communication Centre Office will be closing Friday, February 15, 2019.
    Drop-ins at DP Library will still be running 10am-12am.
    Grad Café will still be running in SCH 228F 9am-12pm.

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  1. May 27, 2019Clarity in scientific writing

    The best scientific writing is clear, concise and easily comprehended by its intended audience. Learn skills for writing in the sciences, including identifying and correcting common errors to write with precision and fluidity. We will work through several examples to apply the skills you learn in the workshop.

    Register for the workshop through WCONLINE.

  2. May 27, 2019Clarity in scientific writing

    The best scientific writing is clear, concise and easily comprehended by its intended audience. Learn skills for writing in the sciences, including identifying and correcting common errors to write with precision and fluidity. We will work through several examples to apply the skills you learn in the workshop.

    Register for the workshop through WCONLINE.

  3. May 28, 2019Grad Writing CaféGroup sitting around table with drinks and laptops

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

    Tuesdays and Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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  1. Apr. 26, 2019Our common thread: How a year of written messages connected our campus Blog banner with blog title and photo of the original quilt wall

    Picture this. The year is 2018 and you’re walking up the stairs to the second floor of South Campus Hall. You grab some food from Southside Marketplace and head over to sit in Velocity. That’s when you see it… 

    A wall - full of colours and messages.

    You ask yourself, “what is all this?...

  2. May 15, 2019The Summer Reading List 2019 ChallengeTop 10 summer reading book selections.

         With the promise of sunny skies, soft breezes, and warm weather on the horizon, it’s safe to say winter is finally in our rear-view. Yes, the period of hibernation is coming to a close as people are trading in their cozy sweats for swimsuits and hot cocoa for popsicles. The new season marks the time for change and the possibilities are endless.

  3. May 2, 2019May flowers: some poems that survived the winterpotted flowers by a window

    Spring is here. The birds are singing, the snow has melted, and flowers are poking up through the dirt, both where they are expected and where they are not. At the beginning of winter term, I wrote a blog post on freewriting with a focus on my notebook as an agent of the writing process. I’d like to come back to this general topic, but from a slightly different perspective: spring.

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