The Writing Centre

Note: Open for VIU students for both online and face to face appointments. Use the blue button below to book.

We are located in the Library on the fourth floor (the floor with all the books). Turn left as you come off the stairs. Contact Writing Centre Coordinator John.Hill@viu.ca or Rita.Mizuno@viu.ca  from International Academic Support with any questions. 

Choose a face-to-face tutor for a meeting in the Writing Centre; choose an online tutor for a live "video chat" option or an asynchronous "etutoring" option (you attach a document to the appointment; we look at it and reattach with our comments) 

Book your appointment

We also offer online Workshops using Zoom to assist with a range of academic issues.

Writing Centre information for other VIU Campuses

What is the Writing Centre?

The Writing Centre is staffed by friendly VIU faculty tutors interested in talking about any aspect of your writing, whether it's clear writing, thesis statements, citation and documentation, grammar, or organizing an argument. Even if you just want to discuss an assignment before you get started (or at any other stage in the writing process), the Writing Centre is the place to come. We cooperate with our colleagues in International Academic Support whose focus is on international students (but we are happy to see international students too).

This service is free for registered VIU students. 

How to access our services

  • Book a 30-minute face to face OR online appointment up to twelve days ahead. 
  • The link also accesses our colleagues in International Academic Support: you might choose them if your issue is one more related to questions of second language use, but we will try to be useful with that too, and IAS are interested in your general academic issues as well.
  • We also offer online workshops to assist with a range of writing issues. See zoom links for each workshop in the table. 

­­­To join a Zoom webinar, click on the Zoom webinar link.

If you have difficulties accessing the link, please email the workshop facilitator: john.hill@viu.ca, kate.weber@viu.ca, or sylvia.arnold@viu.ca

Note: each webinar has its unique Zoom link

 

Date

Time

Subject

Speaker

Wed.

Jan. 24, 2024

4:15--5:15 PM

Introduction to APA Style Citation

Zoom link:   Click here to join Zoom meeting           

Kate Weber

IAS Tutor

Tues.

Jan. 30, 2024

5:45--6:45 PM

Introduction to APA Style Citation

Zoom link:   Click here to join Zoom meeting           

Sylvia Arnold

IAS Tutor

 

Thurs.

Feb. 1, 2024

4.15--5.15 PM

Reading the Academic Article

Zoom link:  Click here to join Zoom meeting   

John Hill

Writing Centre

Coordinator

Wed.

Feb. 7, 2024

4:15-4:15 PM

Summary & Reflective Writing

Zoom link:   Click here to join Zoom meeting           

Kate Weber

IAS Tutor

Thurs.

Feb. 8, 2024

 

4.15--5.15 PM

Introductions & Thesis Statements

Zoom link:  Click here to join Zoom meeting   

John Hill

Writing Centre

Coordinator

Tues.

Feb. 13 2024

5:45--6:45 PM

Comma Basics

Zoom link:   Click here to join Zoom meeting           

Sylvia Arnold

IAS Tutor

 

Thurs.

Feb. 15,2024

4.15--5.15 PM

Citation

 Zoom link:  Click here to join Zoom meeting   

John Hill

Writing Centre

Coordinator

PowerPoint for above webinars:

On the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish People: the traditional territories of the Snuneymuxw, Snaw-naw-as, Quw’utsun (Cowichan), K’ómoks and Tla’amin First Nations.