Writing centre expands thanks to Embark gift

Published on March 28, 2024

The Writing Centre began as a pilot project at the NAIT Library in January 2024 as a safe, inclusive and cooperative resource for students needing advice and support for writing projects.

Now the project is set to expand. The Embark Student Foundation Major Grant Program, administered by Embark, a company that specializes in post-secondary education saving and planning, has awarded $250,000 over five years to NAIT.

The funding will increase the centre's hours, provide opportunities for other students (in addition to a dedicated staff) to be peer tutors and, most importantly, ensure the long-term continuity and development of the centre, and stability for the students who use it.

"This grant is absolutely central to the success of the Writing Centre, and we are thrilled to have been awarded these funds," says Belinda Wang, Writing Centre co-ordinator.