25th Anniversary 1994-2019 Celebrate!

Welcome to the Health Sciences Writing Centre

We offer:

  • Individual student instruction

  • Support for your writing development

  • Writing resources

  • Support for faculty to integrate writing into classes

  • THE WRITING CENTRE IS OPEN for appointments beginning September 16, 2019. Click on “Appointments” to access our online schedule. If you need help or have any questions, please email Dr. Boba Samuels at boba.samuels@utoronto.ca.


To Book an Appointment

Registered undergraduate or graduate students (with a valid UTOR/ID) in one of the following University of Toronto Faculties are welcome to book appointments:

  • Dalla Lana School of Public Health (PhD students only)

  • Dentistry

  • Nursing

  • Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Kinesiology & Physical Education

  • Social Work

Students in these faculties who try to book appointments at other college writing centres will be re-directed to the Health Sciences Writing Centre (HSWC).   Ensure your correct current email address is in your student record to receive appointment confirmations and reminders.  Please  note the location in which you book your appointment -- remember we have six locations.

FALL 2019 Writing Centre Schedule

The HSWC will be open from September 16 through December 13, 2019 for the fall term. Students may book appointments using our online scheduling system. Please note that UPDATES to the scheduling system were made over summer 2019. Starting in September, you will need to use your UTOR login to access the system. Click on any appointment link to log on.

News & Announcements

We are celebrating 25 years of the Health Sciences Writing Centre!

The Health Sciences Writing Centre opened its doors in 1994, and we have been teaching students to write more effectively ever since. Click on this article about us, and come for an appointment so you can join the thousands of students we’ve helped!

ACReW Program for 1st Year KPE students - new session to start September, 2019

Are you a first-year undergraduate student in KPE?   ACReW can start you off right with academic reading and writing!

ACReW (Academic Reading and e-Writing) is an online program for first-year undergraduate KPE students, offering individualized feedback on your academic reading and writing skills. Sign up for a 2-week session to get paired up with a writing instructor – space is limited!

What is required?

1.       read something of your choice (a course reading, a newspaper article, a magazine report, etc.)

2.       write a short email (one page or less) to a writing instructor, responding to the reading (e.g., summarizing it, paraphrasing, or reflecting on it).

3.       your instructor will write you back, commenting on your response and its strengths and weaknesses

ACReW can help you develop the ability to recognize key points and respond to them, practice citation, improve your academic vocabulary, and identify skills you need to improve.  Two readings/writings each week are scheduled.

This program is operated by the Health Sciences Writing Centre. It is free, but requires students to sign up and commit to participating for two weeks. Space is limited, so students may be put on a waiting list for the next available session.

Session Fall1:  September 9-20, 2019                              

Sign up by emailing Dr. Boba Samuels at boba.samuels@utoronto.ca. Provide your full name and student number.  You will receive additional information when your participation is confirmed.

Appointment Scheduling: NEW scheduling system!

We implemented a new online scheduling system in September 2018!  Click under "Appointments" and the link to "Make an Appointment." ALL students need to register for an account, even if you have been to the HSCW before. If you have questions, please contact the Director of the HSWC, Dr. Boba Samuels, at boba.samuels@utoronto.ca.