Writing skills are integral to your success as a JIBC student.  From essays to research papers, writing a thesis to APA format, the Writing Centre Facilitator, or a peer tutor can help you improve your writing skills and develop confidence about your writing abilities.  A variety of writing supports are available to students in all JIBC programs on all JIBC campuses.

The Writing Centre, CL123, New West Campus

Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9am - 5pm

Due to COVID-19, the Writing Centre itself is currently closed.  However peer writing support remains available online, via phone and Skype. Please contact writingcentre@jibc.ca for more information.

The Peer Writing Support Program offers 2 ways to assist students with their writing assignments:

  • a one hour face-to-face meeting with a peer tutor, or
  • review and feedback of assignment through email 

Peer Writing Support is available to all JIBC students, whether they are in an online program or at a regional campus. See reverse for how to submit a writing assignment for review.

During drop-in hours, students don’t need an appointment and can stop by the Writing Centre to meet with a tutor or the Writing Centre Facilitator. Check out the schedule on the door of the Writing Centre for weekly drop-in hours.


These free lunchtime workshops are open to all students on a first come, first-serve basis. Topics include Academic Writing and APA Format.


The Writing Centre Facilitator can assist in short writing skills workshop for students which can be delivered during class time. Additional supports/services can also be developed depending on the Instructor’s needs.


Email writingcentre@jibc.ca with the following information:

  • Your name, program, and course name and number
  • Assignment guidelines as detailed in the syllabus
  • Assignment due date
  • An explanation of what type of writing support you need (what do you need help with?)
  • Don’t forget to attach your draft to the email!

To request a face-to-face meeting with a tutor:

  • Include the above information PLUS provide 3 dates and times that work for you to meet with a tutor

Requests will only be responded to Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm.


All face-to-face tutoring sessions take place Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm in the Writing Centre, CL123, and lasts no more than one hour.

If a request is missing information, it will be delayed.  The Writing Centre Facilitator will notify you if your request is missing information.

Complete requests will receive feedback from a tutor via email within 2 business days.

Students may submit up to three separate writing assignments in one week. A tutor will spend up to one hour reviewing a first draft of an assignment. Revised drafts are reviewed in less time, during Drop-In hours only.

Requests for review are responded to in chronological order based on time and date of submission.  First come, first served.

Contact the Writing Centre Facilitator for more information: