Register for grant writing courses and more with GCAC

Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC) August 2024 Intensive Courses

The GCAC will be offering online intensive three-to-four-day grant writing courses in August for CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC grant applicants, as well as a five-day Academic Conversation Skills course for new graduate students who speak English as an additional language:

Academic Conversation Skills
August 12-16, 9 AM-12 PM
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Writing CIHR Proposals
August 6-9, 9 AM-10:15 AM
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Writing NSERC Proposals
August 7-9, 10 AM-12 PM
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Writing SSHRC Proposals
August 13-15, 2-4 PM
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GCAC Fall 2024 Registration

The GCAC will be offering free, non-credit academic writing, oral communication, and research writing courses as well as workshops from mid-September.

Registration will open at 10 AM ET on August 20.

View available courses.

GCAC Asynchronous Workshops

Asynchronous, prerecorded workshops are available throughout the term. View descriptions and registration instructions. When you register, you will receive an email with a link to view the prerecorded workshop video. If you are not able to register online, please contact to be registered manually.

GCAC Hybrid Dissertation Boot Camp: August 20-22

The GCAC is hosting a three-day hybrid Boot Camp from August 20-22 for doctoral students who are ready to write their dissertation in a structured, distraction-free environment.

Students can choose to attend in-person, with refreshments available, or join in live online.

Completing a dissertation is a priority for doctoral students, although finding focused writing time can often be a challenge. Despite its importance, the dissertation is frequently neglected amid all the obligations and distractions of everyday life. A Hybrid Dissertation Boot Camp is a chance to step away from that routine and focus exclusively on dissertation-writing for three days in either an in-person or online setting.

Click here for details and to register.

GCAC Writing Centre Consultations

The GCAC Writing Centre will remain open throughout July.

Writing Centre appointments are available for graduate students who seek individualized guidance on their writing. In these 40-minute sessions, trained instructors work with you to improve your capacity to plan, write, and revise your academic assignments.

During synchronous online appointments, you will meet with the writing consultant online at the booked time. The consultant will work with you using audio/video, chat, and a document-sharing whiteboard area. For in-person appointments, please visit our Writing Centre (Room MR108, 1st Floor, McMurrich Building, 12 Queen’s Park Crescent West) on the scheduled appointment date and time.

Please note, instructors do not edit for you; they teach you to revise and edit your own work. Find full instructions on booking and participating in appointments.

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