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The Centre for Academic Communication (the CAC - formerly The Writing Centre)

The Writing Centre has grown into the Centre for Academic Communication! In addition to our writing support services, we will be offering help with other academic skills. Click here for our falll programming.To register for programming, please go to the LTC calendar.

The CAC will still provide one-on-one writing support through our tutors. In addition, the EAL Specialists, Gillian Saunders and Kaveh Tagharobi, will provide a host of programming to support the other skills listed below. Please note that if it is your first time registering for a workshop or writing tutorial (, you will need to start by setting up an account.

Academic Expectations Reading Support Writing Support Speaking Support

• Academic integrity

• Transitions (from other cultures, high school, community college, the workforce, and into graduate school)

• Classroom expectations

• Academic text management

• Critical thinking skills

• Text as the basis for writing

• Writing skills

• Writing processes

• Writing to publish

• Writing different kinds of texts

• Academic expectations

• Class and oral defense presentations

• Pronunciation support and development

• Practice and feedback sessions



Writing Help

Our tutors are experienced writers who focus on your role in the writing process, allowing you to develop your abilities and confidence as a writer. We have tutors from a variety of disciplines, including English, Cultural Studies and Political Thought, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, History in Art, Linguistics, Mathematics, Engineering, and Law.

Other Academic Communication Help

We are offering workshops in August and September on:

  • presentation skills
  • pronunciation skills
  • academic integrity
  • the writing process
  • self-editing skills

For more information, please see our workshops page.

Location, Hours, and More Information

We are located on the main floor of the McPherson Library in the Learning Commons.

CAC is closed November 10th – 12th and then it is open only for 1:1 writing help on Thursday the 13th and Friday the 14th.

Students who are registered in undergraduate and graduate programs at UVic are welcome to use our services. Please note, however, that we are unable to help with ECON 225 assignments and take-home exams. Students can have two booked and one drop-in appointment per week but have unlimited access to the drop-in zones.

Want to hire an editor? Check with your instructor first! Some instructors consider it a violation of academic integrity to have someone professional help you with your paper.


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