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First-Year Experience in Professional Writing

First-Year Experience in Professional Writing

Are you considering a major in Professional Writing or English & Professional Writing? During your first-year in the Professional Writing and English & Professional Writing programs, you’ll become part of a community of writers who learn to recognize and communicate in a variety of genres and styles appropriate to their audience. Our first-year courses introduce […]

Alumni Stories: Leah Ciani, PRWR (Honours) '23

Alumni Stories: Leah Ciani, PRWR (Honours) '23

Meet Leah Ciani, a graduate of York U's Professional Writing Program. Learn how Leah's PRWR degree led to an editorial assistant internship at Sutherland House Books, a non-fiction publishing company. “Book publishing taught me everything I needed to know about the publishing world…Digital authoring taught me how to market my creative skills professionally, and how […]

Five PRWR/ENPR Students Win Dean’s Award for Research Excellence

Five PRWR/ENPR Students Win Dean’s Award for Research Excellence

We are very proud to announce that five of our students won the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE). Congratulations to Matteo Cerilli, Sophie Corbiere, Royce Luu, Faridah Mazhar, and Yuwai Brian Wong! In 2023, DARE was awarded to only 45 undergraduate students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional (LA&PS) students. Each winner […]

Alumni Stories: Jared Granger, ENPR BA (Honours) ‘21

Alumni Stories: Jared Granger, ENPR BA (Honours) ‘21

Curious about where a degree in Professional Writing or English and Professional Writing can take you? Meet Jared Granger, a graduate of the English and Professional Writing (ENPR) Program, a specialized honours degree offered through the Writing Department at York University. Learn how Jared’s ENPR degree set him up for success in his current career […]

New book explores Toronto's Bloor Viaduct bridge history

New book explores Toronto's Bloor Viaduct bridge history

Paul McLaughlin, an award-winning writer and course director at York University’s Writing Department, has released The Suicide Magnet: Inside the Battle to Erect a Safety Barrier on Toronto’s Bloor Viaduct, which details the history of the barrier and the citizen volunteers who advocated for its existence. From 1918 to 1997, Toronto’s Prince Edward Viaduct (more commonly […]