Writing courses and workshops with the GCAC

In May and June, the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC) has scheduled a variety of courses and workshops on how to improve your academic writing and speaking skills. Registration for our May 2022 course session remains open, and the list of courses that still have spots available are listed below.

Please note: Courses are being offered both online, and in-person. In-person courses will not be recorded, so students should sign up for in-person courses only if they are able to attend in person on the St. George campus at the weekly time of the course. Synchronous and asynchronous workshops in May and June are also being offered, and the schedule is posted below.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE UPCOMING SESSION

  • May 2022 GCAC all of our courses are offered online and some courses have additional in-person sections for students who want to attend in person on the St. George campus.
  • Each course is 3-6 weeks long depending on the course, 2 hours per week. Demand is high so please check your schedule before registering to be sure you can attend all weeks of the course. If you don’t have time to commit to taking a full course, consider taking workshops instead.
  • All sections of the same course, (ex. section 1 or section 2) cover the same material but are offered in different time slots and formats (either online or in-person).
  • Students may take a maximum of two GCAC courses during the May 2022 session. Students who sign up for more than two courses will be automatically removed from the courses with the longest waiting lists.

May 2022 GCAC Courses

Discipline-Specific Courses​​​​​​DurationDay and TimeDatesDeliveryInstructor
Writing NSERC Proposals3 weeksFridays, 10:00am – 12:00 pm ETMay 27 – June 10Synchronous OnlineDr. Fiona Coll
Writing SSHRC Proposals3 weeksThursdays, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm ETMay 26 – June 9In-PersonDr. Jane Freeman
Writing SSHRC Proposals3 weeksMondays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ETMay 30 – June 13Synchronous OnlineDr. Jane Freeman
Writing CIHR Proposals3 weeksMondays, 5:00 pm – 7:00pm ETMay 30 – June 13Synchronous OnlineDr. Peter Sabatini

Courses for Non-Native
Speakers of English
DurationDay and TimeDuration DatesDeliveryInstructor
Academic Writing 1: Focus on Essentials5 weeksThursdays, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm ETMay 12 – June 19OnlineElena Danilina
Academic Writing 1: Focus on Essentials5 weeksTuesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ETMay 17 – June 14In-PersonDr. Adeiza Isiaka
Academic Writing 2: Focus on Grammar5 weeksWednesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ETMay 11 – June 8In-PersonElena Danilina
Academic Writing 2: Focus on Grammar5 weeksTuesdays, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm ETMay 17 – June 14Synchronous OnlineMichael Koslowski
Academic Writing 3: Focus on Style5 weeksFridays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ETMay 13 – June 10Synchronous OnlineDr. Adeiza Isiaka

Courses for Native
Speakers of English
DurationDay and TimeDatesDeliveryInstructor
Becoming a Better Editor of Your Own Work (All Divisions)5 weeksWednesdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ETMay 11 – June 8In-PersonDr. Katherine Fry
Becoming a Better Editor of Your Own Work (All Divisions)5 weeksTuesdays, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm ETMay 17 – June 14Synchronous OnlineDr. Katherine Fry

Asynchronous CoursesDay and TimeDeliveryInstructor
OPS Modular – Modular Oral Presentation Skills CourseAsynchronousOnlineDr. Jane Freeman

Summer 2022 Workshop Schedule

Please visit the GCAC website for a full list of available workshops. We ask that you register in advance.

GCAC Writing Centre

The GCAC Writing Centre offers 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
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As always – stay healthy, safe and positive!


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