Academic Writing Program


Welcome to the Academic Writing Program

We offer introductory and advanced courses that take a pragmatic approach to rhetoric and composition instruction.

The Academic Writing Program offers introductory and advanced classes in rhetoric and composition at the University of Lethbridge. Our genre-based, writing-in-the disciplines approach to writing instruction ensures that students will gain valuable insight and experience in the theory and practice of reading and writing in the disciplines relevant to their areas of study—whether in the arts, sciences, business, fine arts, health sciences, or education. Effective reading, writing, and reasoning skills, we believe, are essential in academic as well as professional contexts, and they are the foundation of becoming an educated person.

The Writing Centre

The Writing Centre

Location: L1010, Library
Phone: 403-394-3963

The Writing Centre provides individual consultations to all students at the University of Lethbridge. There is no charge for instruction, and we are happy to assist at all stages of the writing process and levels of procifiency. Our learning environment is friendly, inclusive, and scholarly. We look forward to helping you!


Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday:


The Bride Prize

The Bridge Prize National Short Story Award

Beginning in 2020, and in alternating years for the next decade, the Bridge Prize intends to inspire and motivate the next generation of Canadian literary artists as they transition to careers as professional writers. The Bridge Prize is presented by the School of Liberal Education at the University of Lethbridge.

Deadline for submission:
January 20, 2020

The next prize will be awarded in 2022

    Top prize: $7,500
    Three additional finalists: $1000
    Each winning author will also receive a $200 gift card courtesy of Munro’s Books.


    WRIT 5850N (CRN # 11663)/7850N (CRN # 11709) -- ESSENTIALS FOR SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION is being taught by Dr. NATASHA REBRY on Wednesdays from 6-8:50pm in D-630 (U-Hall) in Spring Semester 2020.  

    This seminar-style course examines scholarly communication with the aim of cultivating the sophisticated rhetorical awareness and composition skills crucial for success in graduate programs and professional writing beyond.  We will examine a range of genres, including abstracts, proposals, literature reviews, and journal articles; learn techniques for effective critique, citation, positioning, and persuasion in various fields; study a range of scholarly styles and written forms; and develop the audience awareness necessary for students to successfully enter professional dialogue through research writing.

    Career Bridge | Co-operative Education & Applied Studies

    Career Bridge


    Put Your Knowledge to Work 

    Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The programs available in the Career Bridge office will provide you with a solid foundation for further studies and an excellent framework for a challenging and rewarding career — whatever direction you decide to go. Explore career options, participate in research and develop skills that complement your degree.

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