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Telephone: 613-236-1393
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Writing Centre 

About the Writing Centre

Important Information

Lunch & Learn Workshops


The Writing Centre is closed for the summer and will reopen in September.


About the 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.

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.


Lunch & Learn Workshops

At the start of each fall and winter semester, the library and the Writing Centre put on a series of lunchtime workshops focusing on a variety of topics relevant to students starting or returning to university. We strongly recommend attending as many of the workshops as possible, as they provide essential and practical information on all aspects of academic life, such as doing research, citing, avoiding plagiarism, writing, and much more. 

The schedule will be posted in the library as well as on its website and on social media at the start of the semester.