• Writing Centre

        A quiet workspace

        A great place to work with other students

        Access to writing resources

        One on one instruction

      Welcome to the Capilano University Writing Centre

        • The Writing Centre, which has been in operation since 1985, is open to all Capilano University students, faculty, and staff. We offer drop-in consultations with instructors from the English Department. Our objective is to help Capilano students write clearly, logically, and effectively in their fields of study. Students from all subject areas at Capilano are welcome - we offer assistance to students at any level of writing ability from beginning to advanced, and at any stage of their writing assignments from ideas for getting started to fine-tuning a final draft.  

        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 work space with natural light and fresh air. 


        FIR 402 (southwest corner of the building)


        604.984.4956 or local 4956




        Fir 402
        Capilano University
        2055 Purcell Way
        North Vancouver BC V7J 3H5