GradWRITE Graduate Writing Conference

Graduate Writing Conference 2021

The GradWRITE: Graduate Writing Conference addresses specific graduate writing concerns and is an opportunity to learn need-to-know strategies directly from some of Western’s most accomplished graduate faculty.

The Summer 2022 conference will be online. We'll be announcing session titles and dates shortly. 

To download slides from the 2019 conference, click on the blue highlighted text below... 

2019 GradWRITE: Graduate Writing Conference, May 1st, UCC146 

          1. What IS Good Graduate Writing? Professor Panel and Q & A

Nanda Dimitrov – Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Jessica Grahn – Associate Professor and Faculty Scholar, Brain and Mind Institute, Department of Psychology
Amanda Moehring – Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair, Department of Biology
David R. Smith – Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Peter J. Simpson – Associate Vice-Provost, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 

          2. The Secret Life of Sentences: Writing with Clarity and Style

Rob MacDougall – Associate Professor, Department of History 

          3. Getting Published: Preparing a Manuscript

Jeremy McNeil – Distinguished University Professor, Helen Battle Professor of Chemical Ecology  

         4. Writing for Grants and Scholarships: Insights from a Tri-Agency Scholarship Liaison Officer

Paula Menzies Cameron – Manager, Financial Support and Scholarship Liaison Officer, 
                                                 School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies  

         5. Technical Writing

Paul Schmidt – Associate Director, Writing Support Centre; Ivey Business School


Student testimonials from past GradWRITE: Graduate Writing Conferences:

“The speakers were amazing, and I would highly recommend this conference to all graduate students at any level, especially if their programs have any writing requirement.”

 “English is my second language, so to me everything was amazing!!”

"Found all sessions were thoughtfully prepared and included useful insight. So I pleased I could attend. Sessions addressed important aspects (separate but ultimately connected!!) in gradwriting."

"The overall information provided was great in that it covered a wide range of topics. Presenters were great." 

"I enjoyed the general advice in the panel session and the very vivid and informative presenter in technical writing."  

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