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The PhD Writers Café is Now Accepting Applications for Winter 2023

The PhD Writers Café is Now Accepting Applications for Winter 2023

Being a PhD student can be isolating. But help is on the way! The Writing Centre’s popular PhD Writers Café invites graduate students from across LA&PS to sign up for the upcoming Winter 2023 term!

Organized by graduate writing specialist, Dr. Keith O’Regan, the new Café will accept applications starting Nov. 25!

How to Prepare for a One-to-One Appointment

How to Prepare for a One-to-One Appointment

At the Writing Centre, students can reserve two 50-minute appointments each week with a judgement-free writing expert. But, now that you just booked your one-to-one appointment, what do you do next? Well, here are some tips for how to get ready! 1. Decide What Kind of Support you want Beforehand It doesn’t matter which stage […]

Using the Writing Centre for Non-Essay-Related Assignments

Using the Writing Centre for Non-Essay-Related Assignments

Oftentimes, students aren’t sure of what kind of help the Writing Centre can support. At its core, the Centre is flexible and ready to assist students with any course assignment at any stage of the writing process. As Writing Centre director Jon Sufrin explains, The Writing Centre is glad to help students with any course-related […]

The Writing Centre’s Return to the Fall/Winter 2022-23 School Year

The Writing Centre’s Return to the Fall/Winter 2022-23 School Year

The Writing Centre is looking forward to delivering our services in a hybrid method starting this September! Monday through Thursday, our one-to-one appointments and drop-in services will be delivered on-campus while on Friday and Saturday, the Writing Centre will be fully remote. Throughout the year, there will also be some limited in-person events. With this […]

New in-class visit program: Demystifying Academic Writing

New in-class visit program: Demystifying Academic Writing

The Writing Centre is excited to introduce our new in-class-visit program, Demystifying Academic Writing, which furthers the Writing Centre’s mission to support student success across the curriculum. The program is an excellent opportunity for instructors to contribute to their students’ success by introducing them to both the Writing Centre’s resources and its process-based approach to understanding […]

Jan Rehner Prize for Writing: 2021-2022 Award Winners

Jan Rehner Prize for Writing: 2021-2022 Award Winners

The Jan Rehner online journal is back with its newly released issue, Vol. 7 No. 1. This year’s edition includes honourable mentions and winning submissions that entered the Fall/Winter 2021 Jan Rehner Prize for Writing contest. The Jan Rehner Prize for Writing is an Undergraduate department-level writing award, created in honour of Jan Rehner, a […]

The PWSA Celebrates its 4th Annual Undergraduate Symposium!

The PWSA Celebrates its 4th Annual Undergraduate Symposium!

By May Mac - June 23, 2022 The Professional Writing Student Association (PWSA) launched its 4th Annual Undergraduate Symposium on April 29, digitally celebrating nine panelists across multiple disciplines and their writing pieces central to the theme of Metanoia—the potentially transformative power of regret. This Zoom event featured three panels: "Meta (Magnitude): Catalyzing Cracks And Seismic […]

Meet the Writing Centre’s Graduate Writing Specialist, Dr. Keith O’Regan!

Meet the Writing Centre’s Graduate Writing Specialist, Dr. Keith O’Regan!

Meet our team series Welcome to the Writing Centre’s Specialists blog series: Meet YorkU’s Writing Centre Team. Over the next few months, we will be highlighting some of the writing experts and specialists at the Writing Centre so you can get to know them better and see how they support students at the Writing Centre! […]

Meet the Writing Centre’s Learning Commons Representative, Professor Marlene Bernholtz!

Meet the Writing Centre’s Learning Commons Representative, Professor Marlene Bernholtz!

Meet our team series Welcome to the Writing Centre’s Specialists blog series: Meet YorkU’s Writing Centre Team. Over the next few months, we will be highlighting some of the writing experts and specialists at the Writing Centre so you can get to know them better and see how they support students at the Writing Centre! […]