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Putting the ECP Tutoring Centre on the Map

The  ECP Tutoring Centre and its coordinator, Dr. Faye D’Silva,  were just featured in an article for the Canadian Writing Centres Association (CWCA) magazine as part of their writing centre…

Conducting Research: Building Credibility and Knowledge

Why Do Research? Engineering research skills are essential to your work. The work that engineers perform – including the primary research that engineers may carry out – is almost never…

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

We hope you all had a restful break and are ready to start 2021 running! This year, we challenge you make one engineering-communication-related  New Year’s resolution: pick a communication principle…

Presentations that Hold your Audience’s Attention

You may have heard that audiences will form an impression of a presenter within the first 15 seconds of hearing them speak. Creating a good first impression of your presentation…

To Draft or Not to Draft

Engineers (and engineering students) write a lot. The sheer volume of reports, proposals, conceptual design documents, on top of all an engineer’s other tasks, can tempt you want to write…

Engineering Communication in a Time of Uncertainties.    

This past month I had a chance to catch up with Ted Nolan, the communication coordinator for Engineering Strategies and Practice. Ted recently began a PhD in applied linguistics. What…

Proposals and Your Next Idea

Proposals are among the most critical documents a young engineer will write. Maybe you’re applying for funding at a hatchery for a great idea you have; or maybe you’re embarking…

ECP Tutoring Centre is Live

Professional Ethics and Your Worldview

Some of you may get the opportunity this term to take a course with  Dr.  Robert Irish, a professor in the Engineering Communication Program. Last year Dr. Irish was awarded…

Professional Communication in a Virtual Environment

As students return to campus and instructors finalize the details of your courses, there is normally a distinct buzz in the air. But 2020 has been anything but a normal…

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