What’s coming up at SGS’s Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC)

GCAC March Workshops
GCAC will be offering a wide variety of 90-minute workshops in March, each focusing on a specific aspect of academic communication. No advance registration is required, and all members of the University of Toronto community are welcome to attend. Visit our website, where you’ll find descriptions of all our workshops including information on times and locations

Informal Academic Communication (for multilingual, international students)
March 5 Improving Confidence and Effectiveness in Informal Speaking
March 12 Using Small Talk for Networking
March 19 Understanding and Applying Email Etiquette

Working with Sources (for students in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
March 13 Thinking about Citation and Sources
March 20 Writing Your Sources into Your Work
March 27 Refining Your Use of Sources​

Getting Through Graduate Work
March 2 Five Principles to Improve Your Academic Writing
March 9 Becoming a Productive Writer
March 16 Editing Your Work Effectively
March 23 Making the Most of Oral Presentations in the Sciences
March 30 Preparing to Pitch Public Writing

Writing Centre Consultations
One-on-one consultations are available for graduate students who seek individualized assistance with their writing. In these 40-minute sessions, trained instructors work with you to improve your capacity to plan, write, and revise your academic assignments. While our instructors won’t edit for you, they will teach you strategies to revise and edit your own work. The appointments can be booked online two to three weeks in advance.

GCAC listserv
Keep up to date on everything GCAC via our listserv. To subscribe, send an email to listserv@listserv.utoronto.ca (upper or lower case is acceptable). In the BODY of the message, type a command using this form: subscribe gcac-l firstname lastname

You will then receive a “Command Confirmation Request” email. You must reply to that email with “ok” written in the body of the email. Doing so will complete the subscription process. Please note: If you have an automatic signature in your email, please remove it when sending and replying to listserv@listserv.utoronto.ca.

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