GCAC has moved online! Check out upcoming workshops, courses and writing support

In keeping with the extraordinary circumstances with which we are all currently coping, the School of Graduate Studies’ Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC) has moved online; while the venue may have changed, one thing that won’t is our commitment to providing support to U of T grad students.  Join us in our virtual classrooms as we offer guidance on how to improve your academic writing and speaking skills!  Below you’ll find information on what we’ll be offering in July.  


Join us for sessions in which you’ll learn about specific aspects of academic communication. Just click the titles below for workshop descriptions and registration details. Once you register, you’ll receive a link to join a live workshop at its scheduled time and/or a link to view a prerecorded workshop video.  Below is a list of what’s coming up in June, as well as what’s currently available: 

Live Workshops

Wed. July 8, 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Giving Better Feedback by Katherine Shwetz 

Prerecorded Workshops


As of July 7: Transitioning from In Person to Online Meetings  by Clare Nippard 
As of July 7: Speaking Up and Being Heard Online  by Clare Nippard
As of July 7: Using Video to Build Connection by Clare Nippard
As of July 7: Representing Yourself Appropriately in your Email Correspondence by Clare Nippard

Currently Available

Becoming a Productive Writer with Dr. Rachael Cayley 
The Craft of Revision with Dr. Rachael Cayley 
Quoting and Paraphrasing: Working with Sources in the Social Sciences and Humanities with Dr. Peter Grav 
Citation and Working with Sources in the Physical and Life Sciences with Dr. Peter Grav

Preparing Poster Presentations by Dr. Peter Sabatini 
Creating Effective Figures by Dr. Peter Sabatini 
Writing CIHR Proposals by Dr. Peter Sabatini 

GCAC Writing Centre

The GCAC Writing Centre will be closed July 13 – 24 (inclusive), but will be open the rest of the summer term. We are now offering online individualized one-on-one synchronous writing support through appointments booked though our website. During these appointments, you’ll meet with a writing consultant, who will work with you using audio/video, chat and a document-sharing whiteboard area. Full details on how to book an appointment are on our website

Stay Connected

  • Up to date information about what’s on at GCAC can always be found on our  website
  • Keep on top of all GCAC news and announcements by following us on Twitter: @UofTGCAC
  • Get weekly updates on all GCAC workshops and courses by subscribing to our listserv

Stay healthy, safe and positive! 

Back to Home