GCAC Contacts

​​​​​​​​Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC)

(formerly the Office of English Language and Writing Support)

School of Graduate Studies
University of Toronto
704 Spadina Avenue, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2J2

General Inquiries

Lauren Pais
Administrative Assistant


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Program & Policy ​Information ​​Advice on Course & ​Workshop Selection
Dr. Jane Freeman​

Director, GCAC

Dr. Peter Grav

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream



GCAC Listserv

The GCAC Listserv is a broadcast list designed to keep graduate students up to date about GCAC offerings. It is not a discussion list. We post one message a week containing the following types of information:

  • Workshops being held that week

  • Registration dates for courses

  • Course schedules

  • Opening and closing dates of the writing centre

  • Guest lectures being given by GCAC staff

To subscribe to the list, send an email to listserv@listserv.utoronto.ca (upper or lower case is acceptable). In the BODY of the message, type a command of the 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. This 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.

For a list of other commands (such as quitting a list or temporarily turning off delivery), please visit the “List Subscriber’s Guide” page on the Information Commons website.