Graduate Centre for Academic Communication

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC). GCAC provides graduate students with advanced training in academic writing and speaking. 

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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GCAC will be moving on May 28! As of May 29, we will be located on the first floor of the McMurrich Building (12 Queen's Park Crescent West)​. Please expect some disruption in our availability on May 27, 28, and 29. Classes and workshops will be not be affected.

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.

The GCAC May 2019 Course Schedule is posted online and o​​nline registration is open. Students may register in a maximum of two courses in the May Session. Please read the Registration Instructions and Attendance Policies before registering. 

The GCAC Summer 2019 Workshop Schedule is posted online. No registration is required for workshops and all members of the UofT community are welcome to attend.

International Visiting Graduate Students (IVGS)​ and 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.