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Welcome to the Glendon Writing Centre

Our centre provides two services to Glendon students: one-on-one assignment help, and academic writing workshops.

Individual help is provided by our ambassadors. All of the Centre’s ambassadors have expertise in languages and have the training necessary to support you, whether you need help with understanding assignment instructions, guiding your reflection, reviewing an assignment structure or explaining certain grammar rules. You can book no more than two appointments per week with an ambassador.

Our writing workshops focus on academic writing and are designed to provide you with the skills you need to succeed when writing university papers.

To book an appointment, visit Experience York, click on the “Students” tab at the top of the page and use your Passport York credentials to login.

The Writing Centre is located in YH A224.

What to Expect at Your Writing Centre Appointment

  • We expect that you have at least started working on your assignment and have written a list of questions to ask your ambassador.
  • Make sure to bring with you: your homework or assignment in progress or completed, your assignment requirements/rubric, as well as your syllabus (or have it online on your laptop). If we are meeting through Zoom, ensure that you can share these documents with your ambassador.
  • Appointments last 45 minutes. It is important to come prepared with your assignment in progress and your questions ready, because time goes by fast!
  • Attention: the ambassadors will not write or rewrite your assignments. The Writing Centre does not offer a correction service.
  • Familiarize yourself with Academic Integrity

Advice From Our Ambassadors

  • Book multiple appointments for the different parts of your assignment (45 minutes goes by quickly).
  • Ask all your questions regarding the assignment to your professor. Ambassadors do not know the expectations of your professor.
  • Avoid asking too much of your ambassador, specifically asking to review your entire assignment a couple of hours before it is due. You risk not having enough time to make the necessary modifications.
  • Know that the ambassadors are not responsible for the mark that you receive.

Our Team

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Marie-Élaine Bourgeois



I have a background in French and Quebec literature. In addition to teaching language and literature classes, I have been working with students at the Writing Centre since 2008. Individual work with students is an aspect of my work that I particularly like since everyone has a different path.



I am currently a graduate fellow in the Francophone Studies doctoral program. I hold university degrees in International Relations, Law and French Studies. It is a pleasure to assist students through the Writing Centre. These encounters afford me the opportunity to support and guide students in their quest to improve and refine their writing skills.

Jean-François Saint-Arnault


I’ve been a translator and language quality advisor since 2020, an actor and puppeteer since 1997, and I’m currently pursuing a PhD in Francophone Studies. My research focuses on linguistic security, oral expression and artistic creation. My career in theatre and film has enabled me to travel to several countries and to discover a particular interest in linguistic diversity. The Glendon Writing Centre offers me a unique opportunity to develop dynamic knowledge mobilization tools rooted in today’s reality.

How to Reach Us

Academic Services
Glendon Campus

C102 York Hall
2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M6

General Inquiries (in person):
Monday to Friday
10:00AM - 12:30PM (EST)
1:30PM - 4:00PM (EST)

General Inquiries:

10:00AM - 12:30PM (EST)

1:30PM - 3:30PM (EST)

Academic Advisors and Degree Auditor (by appointment only):