Student Learning Commons: Book a consultation

Virtual and on-campus consultations available 

  Did you know?

You can choose between on-campus or virtual consultation options on any of our on-campus booking schedules (Burnaby and Surrey) 

  Masks are encouraged for on-campus consultations. 

 Consultations by appointment 

Writing and Learning Consultation Appointments are available to book or drop weekly: 

  • Burnaby Campus/Virtual 9am-9pm, 7 days a week
  • Surrey Campus/Virtual 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

 Drop-in consultations

Available at different locations on the Burnaby campus weekly:

  • Mondays, 1-2:30pm -- Women's Centre all gender common room (SUB Level 2,  Room 2220) 
  • Tuesdays, 1-2:30pm -- Out On Campus lounge (SUB Level 2, SUB 2230) 
  • Thursdays, 12:30-2:30pm -- Indigenous Student Centre (for self-identified Indigenous students only) (AQ 2002)

 Online writing support through WriteAway

Get support within about 48 hours through Write Away (

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About virtual consultations

 Preparing for your appointment

  Hot tips: 

  • You can go into the virtual consultation space before your consultation starts to make sure you are familiar with the way WCO works. This step will help you avoid tech delays during your booked consultation time. 
  • Each appointment length can be adjusted to book up to 60 minutes. When possible, we recommend students book 60 minutes to allow enough time for a consultant to address your priority issues. 
Watch these short videos to learn some key tips for making the most out of your meeting.

 Accessing your virtual appointment 

Virtual Consultations are hosted through WCOnline (the same space where you book SLC consultations).

Once you book a consultation, you will receive an appointment confirmation email, which will include more information about how to access your online consultation.

In order to access your consultation, you will need to: 

  1. Log back into WCOnline
  2. Click on your appointment time.
  3. Then click on "Start or Join Online Consultation"

You will then be taken into a virtual room where you can meet your consultant. 


  • You can use the wait list function to be sent a notification if a booked appointment time becomes available. Virtual Consultations can be booked up to 2 hours prior to the start time of the appointment.
  • Please upload any assignment guidelines and written drafts you plan to show at the consultation to your appointment booking. You can upload files any time prior to or during your consultation.

More information about SLC consultations

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