Writing support is available to all Capilano University students, faculty and staff. Instructors from the English department provide drop-in consultations with the goal of helping Capilano students write clearly, logically and effectively in their fields of study. Students from any subject area, of any writing ability – from beginner to advanced – and at any stage of their writing assignments – from ideas for getting started to fine-tuning a final draft – are welcome.

Students!  These are the resources we offer you:

  • a drop-in centre where you can work on your writing assignments with faculty who are available to answer your questions and offer feedback and instruction.  Since many university writing assignments are based on reading, we also offer assistance with reading those texts,
  • a large collection of information handouts and exercises on many aspects of writing such as using commas correctly, using MLA or APA styles of documentation, or how to write a psychology paper, 
  • a computer lab with 20 computers and a printer,
  • an online Ask an Instructor service,
  • an extensive collection of dictionaries and reference books on grammar, composition, language, literature, and research,
  • a bookable meeting room for students doing group work, 
  • a quiet workspace with natural light and fresh air. 

The Writing Centre Hours - Summer 2018

Session I: May 14 to June 29, 2018

Monday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m–2:30 p.m
Wednesday 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Session II: July 9 to August 24, 2018

Tuesday 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.–1 p.m.


Please note the Writing Centre as moved to the School of Humanities:

Fir Building, room FR456

First Nations Writing Centre (KÉXWUSM-ÁYAKN)

The Kéxwusm-áyakn (First Nations) Writing Centre will be closed for the Summer term reopening for fall 2018 in September.


Library Building, room LB196 (Kéxwusm-áyakn [First Nations] Student Centre)