Laura Patterson

Senior Instructor

Office: EME4275
Phone: 250.807.9635

Research Summary

Graduate writing pedagogy; Community service learning for first-year students; Engineering and technical communication; Engineering pedagogy

Courses & Teaching

Persuasive communication; Engineering communication; Technical communication; Graduate writing and research; First-year writing


Laura Patterson has taught technical and professional communication to engineering students since 2002. She applies her background in rhetoric and persuasion to the persuasive writing and presentations that her first and second-year engineering students will use throughout their careers. She also teaches graduate writing, both in ENGR 502: Technical Communication for Engineering Research and in the graduate writing workshops she initiated and delivered to students from all disciplines. Those graduate writing workshops have since been picked up by the Centre for Scholarly Communication.


M.A., Rhetoric, Culture, and Popular Media (2006), University of Saskatchewan
B.A., English (2001), University of Saskatchewan


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