The Writing Centre seeks to contribute to the development of students' critical thinking, reading, and writing. The Writing Centre is situated within the Writing Department in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, which is responsible for instruction and scholarship in writing. Writing is a crucial part of the process of learning, a fact which is reflected in the heavy emphasis placed on academic writing in most Faculty courses.

Because our focus is on the development of student writers and not on the perfection of student writing assignments, we do not correct student work. In the context of our various programs, we discuss, even propose, opportunities for improving a piece of writing with students. We do so in ways that support students’ development as independent thinkers, writers, and proofreaders.