Thursday, June 23, 2022

IBPOC Writing Café

IBPOC Writing Café, June 30, 5-7pm, on MS Teams

Join us on June 30 for our next session of the IBPOC Writing Café from 5:00-7:00 pm. The IBPOC Writing Café is a space where graduate students identifying as Indigenous, Black, and people of colour can come together to form a supportive community of writers. This is an intentional IBPOC-only space. You can join the IBPOC writing groups channel through WCC’s Teams.

https://uwaterloo.ca/writing-and-communication-centre/current-graduate-students/waterloowrites

Thursday, June 23, 2022

English Conversation Circles Online

A group of students talking.

ECC provides an opportunity for students to participate in scenario-based activities to promote and practice every day spoken English. Join the conversation at the online English Conversation Circle on Friday from 9:30 to 10:00 am.

https://uwaterloo.ca/writing-and-communication-centre/services-0/english-conversation-circles

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Speak like a scholar begins today

A speaker presenting to a crowd.

Speak like a scholar begins today! This week participants are brainstorming ideas for their presentations. Learn tried-and-true methods for engaging your audience at Speak Like a Scholar.

https://uwaterloo.ca/writing-and-communication-centre/speak-scholar

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Dana Porter Library at sunset. Yellow text reads "Happy National Indigenous People's Day"

National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day to celebrate the diverse history, heritage, cultures, and contributions of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples of Turtle Island.

This day intentionally coincides with the summer solstice-the longest day of the year, on which many Indigenous Peoples celebrate Mother Earth’s gifts.

To learn more about National Indigenous Peoples Day visit the link below.

https://uwaterloo.ca/indigenous/national-indigenous-history-month

Monday, June 20, 2022

Spotlight on WCC's research

Spotlights on WCC logo.

The WCC was well represented at the annual Canadian Writing Centres Association conference which was held virtually from May 25-27, 2022. Members of our team presented on a multitude of topics including Creating an Online Space for Learning Science Communication, English Conversation Circles as a Mediator between the Demands of Course Instructors and Students as Writers, and How and Why Writing Centre Tutors Can Set Healthy Boundaries During the Pandemic and Beyond. 

Friday, June 17, 2022

Meet Maša Torbica, Undergraduate Writing and Communication Advisor

Maša Torbica, Undergraduate Writing and Communication Advisor

You may know Maša Torbica from her work as an undergraduate writing advisor, former peer tutor, or as an instructor for one or more of your writing courses. But did you know that she is a PhD candidate in the department of English language and literature or that she has given presentations at several conferences this past year? Learn more about Masa in an interview with the WCC.  

Question 1: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?  

Friday, June 17, 2022

Taking Over UWaterlooLife's Instagram Account

Chris Lawrence, Peer tutor

On June 1, 2022, the WCC’s very own peer tutor, Chris Lawrence, took over the UWaterloo Life Instagram account. Some of you may know Chris from drop-ins and appointments at the WCC, others from our Friday morning Hybrid Writing Cafés.

Chris has been working as a tutor at the WCC for four years, and they are also a PhD candidate in the department of English Language and Literature studying world building in video games.  

Friday, June 17, 2022

Congratulations Graduates!

Convocation ceremony.

At the Writing and Communication Centre, we have the privilege of working with undergraduate and graduate students throughout their studies. We see their hard work, their creativity, and their perseverance as they advance through the various stages of their programs. It's incredibly exciting when they reach their goals of completing their degrees and embark on the next stages of their academic and professional journeys.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

English Conversation Circles Online

A group of students talking.

The ECC program offers a place to share resources, tell stories, and practice everyday communication. Make new friends and join the conversation at our English Conversation Circles on Fridays from 9:30-10:30 am and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 pm.

https://uwaterloo.ca/writing-and-communication-centre/services-0/english-conversation-circles

Thursday, June 16, 2022

IBPOC WCC Workshops: Writing Prompts

typing on laptop

The IBPOC Writing and Communication Workshops are spaces where graduate students identifying as Indigenous, Black, and people of color can come together to form a supportive community of writers. This is an intentional IBPOC-only virtual space. Join us on June 23 from 5:30-6:30 pm for our first IBPOC Writing and Communication Workshop, Writing Prompts. You can join the IBPOC writing groups channel through WCC’s Teams.

https://uwaterloo.ca/writing-and-communication-centre/current-graduate-students/waterloowrites

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