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The literature review can be a challenging and time-consuming component of a research project. Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) can’t write your literature review for you, but this workshop will explore and introduce GenAI tools you may use as supports in the literature review process.

Friday, February 9, 2024

Now hiring Graduate Fellows!

The Writing and Communication Centre is now hiring for two Writing and Communication Graduate Fellows (Strategic Projects) positions! The Writing and Communication Graduate Fellows (Strategic Projects) support the information-gathering and research analysis stages of a proposal for enhanced communication support for graduate students that integrates anti-racist approaches.

The WCC is looking for a Writing and Communication Advisor to support graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This role involves working with grad students and postdocs in 1:1 appointments and supporting programs like writing groups, Dissertation Boot Camp, Speak Like a Scholar and Rock Your Thesis.

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.