The Writing Centre

Note: Open for VIU students for both online and face-to-face appointments.

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 for any Writing Centre questions. Contact for any International Academic Support 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. 

If you have difficulties accessing the link, please email the workshop facilitator:,, or

Note: each webinar has its unique Zoom link







May 29, 2024

4:30-5:30 pm

Introduction to APA Style Citation

Zoom link: Join Zoom meeting

Kate Weber

IAS Tutor


June 4, 2024

6:30-7:30 pm

Improve your Spoken English: A Webinar for English Language Learners

Zoom link:  Join Zoom meeting

Sylvia Arnold

IAS Tutor

PowerPoint for above webinars: