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  1. June 23, 2021Writing and Multimodal Communication Specialist interviewed by the Canadian Writing Centres Association (CWCA)
    Nadine Fladd

    The Writing and Communication Centre (WCC) is excited to read our Writing and Multimodal Communication Specialist, Nadine Fladd's interview with the Canadian Writing Centres Association (CWCA). 

    The interview is presented as a three-part series of blog posts regarding the influence of the pandemic on the graduate students and the support offered to them.

  2. June 23, 2021Writing and Communication Centre wins E-Campus Ontario Grant
    Elisabeth Van Stam

    The Writing and Communication Centre (WCC) is excited to announce that our Writing Advisor, Elisabeth van Stam has been awarded an eCampus Virtual Learning Strategies grant! This grant will be used for the creation of a series of workshop modules focused on communicating science information and research effectively to non-expert audiences. The modules will also address how to approach science communication through the lenses of equity and diversity.  

  3. June 17, 2021WCC Director, Clare Bermingham to give a talk at the Year of Covid-19 event

    We are excited to watch Clare Bermingham, Director of the WCC, talk about supporting student writers virtually and speakers today at the A Year of Covid-19 research talk. 

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  1. Jan. 18, 2021Interview with UW’s award-winning graduate student presenter, Nikolay Videnov
    Image of Nikolay Videnov wearing a dark coloured shirt and smiling at the camera

    Last semester, Nikolay Videnov won the Best Presenter award at the University of Waterloo and the University of Strathclyde’s Virtual Research Colloquium. We love to see UW students succeed at presentations, so we thought we’d reach out and have a short conversation about how that presentation came together, and to pick Nikolay’s brain about the process.  

  2. Oct. 8, 2020Find the “write” balance this Reading Week
    Gif of a shiba typing on a computer

    Hey, it’s fall reading week! The weather is getting cooler. Time to curl up with your laptop and a cup of tea, and spend some time getting caught up on your work. What do you have on your plate?

  3. Sep. 14, 2020How to turn the high school “hamburger” essay into a university-level paper
    5-paragraph hamburger essay

    It goes by many names: the 5-paragraph essay, three-tier paper, or 1-3-1 model, to name a few. Many of you know it as the “hamburger” essay – an easy-to-follow model for writing papers that’s often taught in North American high schools.

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