As Director of the Writing and Communication Centre, Clare Bermingham is responsible for the development and oversight of services and programs that drive and support communication excellence at the University of Waterloo.
Clare’s emphasis is on accessible programming that facilitates and empowers writers and communicators through online and in person direct support; delivers flexibility in appointments, drop-ins, and workshops; builds support into the curriculum through classroom-integrated customized support; supports graduate dissertation and thesis writers; and engages online learners. She is interested in fostering agency in writers and highlighting how communication and writing are integral to learning, knowledge creation, and wider engagement.
Clare is completing her PhD in the Department of English Language and Literature at UWaterloo. Her dissertation research discusses the affective and discursive constructions of marginalized identity and community, focusing on fifties and sixties lesbian print culture. In addition to working and writing, Clare is a busy parent of two young sons.