Academic Writing Groups (AWG)

We offer writing groups during Fall and Winter terms to help you connect with your peers and to make the academic writing process less stressful and more productive. Each group will meet ten times (virtually and in person). These writing groups are intended to provide academic writing support for OISE students for whom English is not their first language. 

By attending the Academic Writing Groups, you will have an opportunity to work on your academic writing in a collaborative group setting led by a Group Facilitator. In each two-hour meeting, we will discuss a particular aspect of academic writing, and then you will work with the other students in your group on feedback aimed at improving the content, structure, and grammar of your writing. Please note that the Group Facilitator does not provide individual writing consultations. However, you are still able to book one-on-one appointments to discuss your work with advisors at the OSSC. 

Invitations and registrations are typically sent directly to your utoronto email address. For more information, please contact Michael Koslowski or Eleonora Maldina

AWG Introduction Presentation

Thesis Writing Support

Thesis in Motion - Thesis Writing Support Group

Join us virtually for "Write-Ins". Thesis in Motion invites Doctoral candidates who have completed their comprehensive exams to write with us from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. After working toward your writing goals for the day, join our virtual writing community at 3:30 p.m. to report how your writing went, to seek and exchange resources, and to account for your progress. Faculty support is available throughout the day. 

If interested in joining the mailing list for notifications and for further information, please contact Anne Jordan:

Individual Support for your Doctoral Thesis or Thesis Proposal

Individual consultation is available to students who have completed or are close to completing their comps and are working on their doctoral theses. Anne Jordan ( supports their writing, offer feedback on the design of the proposal and the research questions, the theoretical justification, the flow and logic of arguments, and the presentation of the thesis. The purpose is to meet the requirements set by the department and supervisors. Anne does not copy-edit and does not usually offer opinions about the subject and content. The work together is done in confidence through a signed contract. Anne does not contact the candidate’s thesis supervisor or committee without written permission.

Career Success Series

Throughout the academic terms, a number of career related workshops and events are offered. Registration and invitations are typically sent directly to your utoronto email address. Examples include:

Program and/or Career Options


Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Alumni / Career Talks

Alternative Careers

For Teacher Candidates

International Teaching

For Teacher Candidates

Past Workshops/Events

Resources and recordings from previous Career Success Series and career events. Videos and resources are accessible with UTORid/password. For presentation files (PDF/PowerPoint format), please contact Alex Merrick, 

In this workshop we explore and address the following questions: What can I do with my OISE degree/program? How/Where do I find jobs? Why does everyone keep telling me to “network”? What are career guiding principles and how to develop them? This workshop is ideal for anyone uncertain of their career pathway(s).

This workshop answers the following: How to apply for jobs? What documents you need: resume or CV – what’s the difference? How to structure them. What are the major components of a resume/CV and how to build each section? This workshop is ideal for those looking to improve their resume and/or CV to stand out amongst the competition.

This workshop focuses on cover letter tips and structure, how to best set up your introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion. How to prepare for an interview – what questions will I be asked? How to answer questions? Difference between in person and online interviews.

Student submitted questions about international opportunities are answered by recruiters and teachers with international teaching experience.

Are you interested in or curious about exploring a career beyond the classroom? Learn more about the various professional avenues available to those with a teaching degree.

Notable OISE MEd alumni talk about their careers on a panel discussion and give insight into possible career pathways graduates can explore upon completion of their degree.

From summer employment to occasional and permanent roles at school boards and beyond, drop in and connect with employers at the Career Success Series Career Fair. Typically takes place in March/April each year. Event is for MT and MA-CSE students.

Contact Us

Got a workshop you want to lead or see offered? Got questions about an OSSC offering?

Please contact Alex Merrick, OSSC and Career Coordinator, Registrar’s Office & Student Experience (ROSE).