Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications

Robert Thomas Byrnes – In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we inform our students of the passing of Professor Robert Byrnes on September 18, 2020 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Read more >


**The department of Rhetoric, Writing and Communication is now offering an Honours degree program. See more information available under Department Links**

Students who major in Rhetoric and Communications practise writing in a variety of genres and read contemporary non-fiction, analyze visual and verbal texts, trace the impact of print and electronic media on western culture, and – through the study of theory and close attention to textual practices – examine how ideology is embodied in discourse. Students with a B.A. in Rhetoric and Communications can enter graduate studies in such fields as Communications, Composition, Media Studies, and Rhetoric. They are also well prepared for public- and private-sector careers that depend on advanced analytical and communicative skills, especially in writing.


Academic Calendar


  • DRWC 2020-2021 Student Handbook (PDF)
  • DRWC 2020-2021 Student Courses (PDF)
  • DRWC 2020-2021 Spring Schedule (PDF)

DRWC Contact Information (PDF)

Tari (Taremekedzwa) Muvingi
Department Assistant
Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications


Room 3G14
3rd Floor of Graham Hall
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
R3B 2E9

 Updated: March 05, 2021