Graduate students need to be able to communicate sophisticated information to sophisticated audiences. As you prepare to attend your first conference, to write your first proposal, or to publish your first paper, you will need stronger communication skills than those needed in undergraduate work. By emphasizing professional development rather than remediation, GCAC can help you cultivate the ability to diagnose and address the weaknesses in your oral and written work.
GCAC offers five types of support designed to target the needs of both native and non-native speakers of English: non-credit courses, single-session workshops, individual writing consultations, writing intensives, and a list of additional resources for academic writing and speaking.
All of our programs are free. While the workshops function on a drop-in basis, writing centre consultations require an appointment, and courses and
writing intensives require registration.
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Note: If you need to know the location of a course in which you are registered, please check your registration confirmation email. That email is sent to the address that is listed in your official U of T profile.
We have a new name! We are now the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC), formerly English Language and Writing Support.
Registration for October/November courses opens on October 10 at 10:00 am.
International Visiting Graduate Students (IVGS) are not eligible for all GCAC courses; however, this fall we will be offering specific courses for IVGS. Registration for these courses opens on September 12th at 10:00 a.m. Please visit our course schedule for course descriptions and registration information for IVGS courses. IVGS are ineligible for Writing Centre appointments; however, they are welcome to attend GCAC workshops.
Postdoctoral Fellows are welcome to attend GCAC workshops; however, they are ineligible for GCAC courses and Writing Centre appointments.
Writing Centre appointments are available for booking.
Please note: Our office has temporarily relocated to 704 Spadina Avenue, 2nd Floor (west side of Spadina, north of Sussex).