The Writing and Communication Centre offers workshops on a variety of communication-related topics throughout the term. Developed and presented by our writing and multimodal communication specialists, they are designed to help students engage with a particular topic through participation and practice. Like all of our services, workshops are free for University of Waterloo students and postdocs.


Spring 2020 Workshops

Most of our Spring 2020 workshops will be available on LEARN beginning Monday, June 1st, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Graduate Literature Reviews A and B will be available on LEARN on June 22, 2020. To participate, self-register on the LEARN community called "WCC Workshops." Workshops can be completed on your own time and will be accompanied by live question and answer sessions that have been scheduled throughout the second half of the term. 

Please note that all of our workshop materials are available in accessible formats through the LEARN website. Slide videos are captioned with open captioning, and all slides and materials are available for download and can be used with a screen reader. For any questions related to the accessibility of our workshops, please contact Meghan Ashdown at mashdown@uwaterloo.ca

Table of Spring 2020 workshop dates and registration information
Virtual Workshop  Live Q&A date and time Registration
Clarity in scientific writing Monday, July 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm WCC Workshops LEARN community
Design & deliver I: Structure and delivery Tuesday, July 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am WCC Workshops LEARN community
Design & deliver II: Slide design (live webinar only) Tuesday, July 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am WCC Workshops LEARN community
Grammar studio I: The most common grammar trouble spots Thursday, July 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm WCC Workshops LEARN community
Grammar studio II: Sentence structure and punctuation Thursday, July 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm WCC Workshops LEARN community
Grammar studio III: Clarity at the sentence level Thursday, July 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm WCC Workshops LEARN community
Graduate literature reviews A: Organizing research Monday, June 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am WCC Workshops LEARN community
Graduate literature reviews B: Writing it Monday, July 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am WCC Workshops LEARN community
Say it in your own words: Paraphrase & summary for graduate students Thursday, July 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am WCC Workshops LEARN community

All 2020-2021 Workshops

Workshop When Time Location Registration
Assertion-evidence presentations for research talks TBD TBD TBD TBD
Clarity in scientific writing Available on June 1, 2020 5:00 PM Online WCC Workshops LEARN community
Communication for the workplace Fall Term TBD TBD TBD
Design & deliver I: Structure and delivery Available on June 1, 2020 5:00 PM Online WCC Workshops LEARN community
Design & deliver II: Slide design Available on June 1, 2020 5:00 PM Online WCC Workshops LEARN community
Getting it done: Productive writing strategies for big projects TBD TBD TBD TBD
Getting published for graduate students TBD TBD TBD TBD
Graduate literature reviews A: Organizing research Available on June 1, 2020  5:00 PM Online WCC Workshops LEARN community
Graduate literature reviews B: Writing it Available on June 1, 2020 5:00 PM Online WCC Workshops LEARN community
Grammar studio I: The most common grammar trouble spots Available on June 1, 2020 5:00 PM Online WCC Workshops LEARN community
Grammar studio II: Sentence structure and punctuation Available on June 1, 2020 5:00 PM Online WCC Workshops LEARN community
Grammar studio III: Clarity at the sentence level Available on June 1, 2020 5:00 PM Online WCC Workshops LEARN community
Improve your lab report writing TBD TBD TBD TBD
Professionalism in your communication: How to talk to your professors TBD TBD TBD TBD
Say it in your own words: Paraphrase & summary for graduate students Available on June 1, 2020 5:00 PM Online WCC Workshops LEARN community
Tri-Agency scholarships (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) Fall Term TBD TBD TBD
Undergraduate academic voice: Integrating your evidence with integrity TBD TBD TBD TBD
Writing clarity: Revising, editing, and proofreading your work TBD TBD TBD TBD


Be sure to also check out the Library's workshops, which will help you with your research.

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