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Telephone: 613-236-1393
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Writing Centre 

The Writing Centre's purpose is to provide assistance in writing, organizing, and formatting academic papers in a safe and non-judgmental space. Whether you are in the early or the final stages of the writing process, the Writing Advisor will provide constructive feedback and recommend resources and strategies that are tailored to your needs. You can also receive help if you are looking to avoid plagiarism, understand your professors’ instructions and expectations, or improve your time management skills.

The Writing Centre is located in room 1217 and is open from September to April. Opening hours will be posted here as well as in the Library at the start of the semester.

Phone: 613-236-1393 ext. 2217



Important Information

Before coming to the Writing Centre

  • We strongly recommend that you schedule an appointment by email:
    • Appointments are 45 minutes.
    • Due to high demand, a limit of one appointment per week per student may apply.


Ahead of your appointment

  • Please bring a hard copy of all relevant documents:
    • Syllabus
    • Assignment instructions
    • What you have already written (if applicable)
    • Textbook, article(s), etc.


Cancellation and Attendance Policies

  • If you need to cancel your appointment, please do it as early as possible to free up the time slot for another student.
  • In case of a late arrival (more than 15 minutes), the time slot may be offered to other students.
  • After two no-shows (failure to attend without advance notice), you may lose all Writing Centre privileges for the remainder of the term.


If you have any questions, please contact us by email:

Thank you for your cooperation! Have a great semester.