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Summer Writing Workshop success!

Get ready for uni is August

Get ready for uni is August

Fifty-five incoming, first-year students from across Atlantic Canada spent two day learning about writing and academic life at university.

Student workshops included:

  • Listening to lectures and note-taking

  • Writing project outlining and development

  • Writing in the disciplines

  • Professor’s roundtable

  • Grammar and syntax

Feedback from students who attended was great.

“The workshop give you a chance to experience a small slice of the university life.”
”I learned valuable skills and I also made friends!”
”The lecture note-taking session was very informative and taught me stuff I didn’t know.”
”I now feel more prepared for SMU and university.”
”I learned a lot that I wouldn’t have thought about.”

Next year’s Summer Writing Workshop is August 18th and 19th, 2020


Save the date & CFP | Academic Writing and English Language Learners (AWELL)

October 25 & 26, 2019 | Saint Mary’s University, Halifax



The conference for Academic Writing and English Language Learners (AWELL) is a two-day conference designed for faculty, language instructors, composition instructors, and writing centre professionals who teach and tutor ELL students. The goal of the conference is to provide tools and approaches in a workshop format that may be used directly in classrooms and tutoring sessions.

We want to provide an open forum to all those interested in any area of additional language studies and academic writing, including digital writing pedagogies, multiliteracies, plurilingualism, and intercultural writing supports. Questions for consideration may include, but are not limited to:

  • Pedagogy and practice for multilingual classrooms

  • ELL pedagogy relating to globalized students

  • Learning community writing practice

  • Technology in writing practice relating to ELLs

  • Multimodal and digital approaches to ELL writing instruction and practice

  • Considerations of general teaching and learning practice to ELLs 

Two-day registration ($175.00).
Saint Mary's University faculty or staff ($100.00).
Student or writing tutor ($75.00).

Registration fee includes lunches and break refreshments.
Post-conference dinner is self-funded.

Study Abroad Photo Contest

Do you have any great pictures from your study abroad experiences? Submit your entries to Global Learning & Intercultural Support’s 12th annual study abroad photo contest.

Celebrate International Education with The Studio: Oct 29 - Nov 2

International Education Week showcases the significant contribution that international education makes in the global world, and supports our efforts to engage internationally.

Saint Mary’s a Top Intercultural Destination for "Aspiring Citizens of the World"

We are delighted that for the seventh year in a row, international students from Beijing Normal University Zhuhai have enrolled in our Summer Institute, Cross-Cultural Communication – North American Studies, as their choice for a summer study abroad program.

Study Abroad Photo Contest

The Global Learning and Intercultural Support Office presents the 11th Annual Study Abroad Photo Contest.

All entries are collected from former and current participants in all forms of international learning activities, and a selection of fourteen photos will be featured in our 2018 Study Abroad Photo Calendar.

We hope you will enjoy seeing all the places Saint Mary’s students have travelled around the world.