Clare Bermingham

Clare Bermingham (she/her/they/them)

Director, Writing and Communication Centre

As Director of the Writing and Communication Centre, Dr. Clare Bermingham is responsible for the development and oversight of services and programs that drive and support communication excellence at the University of Waterloo.

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Jirina K. Poch (she/her)

Workshops and Integrated Programs Coordinator

As the Workshops and Integrated Programs Coordinator, Jirina is dedicated to the support and facilitation of student learning, specifically with the development, implementation, and delivery of online and in person programming for UG, GRAD, and Postdocs.

Mary McPherson

Writing and Communication Advisor, Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

After a career as a nurse and midwife in both England and Canada, Mary studied for her BA, taking joint honours in English Literature and Classical Studies as a co-op student.

Nadine Fladd

Nadine Fladd (she/her)

Manager, Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

Nadine has worked at the Writing and Communication Centre since 2015, where she supports graduate students, postdocs and faculty throughout all stages of the writing process.

Elisabeth van Stam

Elisabeth Van Stam

Writing and Communication Advisor, Workshops and Integrated Programs, STEM specialist

Elisabeth is an experienced writing instructor with a demonstrated history of teaching scientific writing at the university level. She holds a MSc. in Ecology and Evolution from the University of Western Ontario, and her Masters in Geographic Information Sciences from the University of Calgary.

Jane Russwurm

Writing and Communication Advisor, Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Jane has over 10 years experience as a writing and communication advisor, and over 15 years experience in industry – specifically in engineering, operations, and logistics. Jane has been an instructor at the University of Waterloo and at various local colleges, and is a Waterloo grad herself.

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Elise Vist (they/them)

Multimodal and Public Scholarship Program Developer

Christopher Lawrence (they/them)

Peer Tutor

Chris is a sixth-year Ph.D Candidate in English studying games, an experienced tutor and teacher of writing, and a creative writer of fantasy and sci-fi. Pronouns he/him/they/them.

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Stephanie White

Manager, Undergraduate and Peer Tutor Programs

Stephanie has taught writing and communication as a course instructor and one-to-one in writing centres for over ten years. At the Writing and Communication Centre, she coordinates our teams of drop-in and course-embedded peer tutors.

Asiya Le Jeune

Writing and Communication Advisor, Undergraduate Programs, STEM Specialist

Asiya first worked as a hospital pharmacist after obtaining a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a MSc in Hospital Pharmacy (both from the Université de Montréal).