Job posting || Learning Skills Specialist (Writing) Part-Time, Student Services

Learning Skills Specialist (Writing) Part-Time, Student Services (Brandon University)

Applications are invited for a part-time (50%) tenure-track appointment as a Learning Skills Specialist in the Academic Skills Centre of Student Services. Join a University that supports a growing intercultural and multi-lingual student body. Continue reading “Job posting || Learning Skills Specialist (Writing) Part-Time, Student Services”

Notice of CWCA/ACCR 12th Annual General Meeting agenda and calls for nominations – Friday, May 31, 2019, 11:45am – 1:15pm

Dear members of the Canadian Writing Centres Association / L’Association canadienne des centres de rédaction (CWCA/ACCR):


12th CWCA/ACCR Annual General Meeting

The 12th CWCA/ACCR Annual General Meeting will be held during the second day of our annual conference, on Friday, May 31, 2019, 11:45am – 1:15pm at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. 
CWCA/ACCR AGM agenda, May 31, 2019 (pdf).
Here are the minutes from last year’s (11th) AGM
for approval at this year’s AGM.

This post serves as thirty (30) days’ notice of proposed changes to the CWCA/ACCR bylaws to be voted on at the 12th CWCA/ACCR Annual General Meeting. It also serves as thirty (30) days’ notice of calls for nominations for CWCA/ACCR Board of Directors positions.

Proposed CWCA/ACCR bylaw changes
The following are proposed changes to bylaw 5.9:
1. refine the descriptions of existing roles,
2. remove the role of IWCA representative as a standalone position, and
3. add the role of Membership Chair.

Additionally, changes to bylaw 1.2, which defines the board, are proposed to reflect the proposed changes to bylaw 5.9.

Here are complete descriptions of the proposed bylaw changes. The current descriptions of existing positions are available in section 5.9 of the CWCA/ACCR bylaws.

Nominations for the CWCA/ACCR Board of Directors
The following positions are up for election at the AGM:

  • Vice President
  • Membership Chair (a new role)
  • Member-at-large (2 positions)
  • Francophone Representative

Nominations can be made in advance via email to either Heather Fitzgerald, CWCA/ACCR President (hfitzgerald@ecuad.ca) or Nadine Fladd, CWCA/ACCR Secretary (nfladd@uwaterloo.ca), or they can be made from the floor during the AGM.

A reminder that regular (non-constitutional) agenda items are due by May 11th, 2019. Please email items to either Heather or Nadine (above) by the deadline.

Sincerely,
Nadine Fladd
CWCA/ACCR Secretary

CfP and Save the Date || Academic Writing and English Language Learners Conference, November 1 & 2, 2019, Saint Mary’s University, NS

Save the Date! November 1 & 2, 2019 &  CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The conference for Academic Writing and English Language Learners (AWELL) is a two-day conference designed for faculty, language instructors, composition instructors, and writing centre professionals who teach and tutor ELL students. The goal of the conference is to provide tools and approaches in a workshop format that may be used directly in classrooms and tutoring sessions.

We want to provide an open forum to all those interested in any area of additional language studies and academic writing, including digital writing pedagogies, multiliteracies, plurilingualism, and intercultural writing supports. Questions for consideration may include, but are not limited to:

  • Pedagogy and practice for multilingual classrooms
  • ELL pedagogy relating to globalized students
  • Learning community writing practice
  • Technology in writing practice relating to ELLs
  • Multimodal and digital approaches to ELL writing instruction and practice
  • Considerations of general teaching and learning practice to ELL

Registration is open

Day One registration only ($75.00).
Day Two registration only ($75.00).
Two-day registration ($150.00).
Saint Mary’s University faculty or staff ($100.00).
Student or writing tutor ($75.00).

sponsored by Atlantic Canadian Writing Centres Association (ACWCA), a regional affiliate of the CWCA/ACCR

Register today || 7th CWCA/ACCR conference – Writing Centre Multiverse | Vancouver 2019

Writing Centre Multiverse | Vancouver 2019

Emily Carr University of Art & Design
May 30-31, 2019

> REGISTER TODAY! <

Keynote:
Deanna Reder, Simon Fraser University
Plenary:
Steve Marshall, Simon Fraser University

> Conference Web Page <

Conference Fees

Before April 13, 2019, 11:59PM (Early Bird)
Conference registration fee: $125
Conference registration fee for students: $75

After April 13, 2019
Conference registration fee: $150
Conference registration fee for students: $100

Annual ACWCA Conference – Saint Mary’s University, Feb 21st

Annual Atlantic Canadian Writing Centres Association Conference, 2019

February 21, 2019

Saint Mary’s University, Halifax

Do you work in writing centres in Atlantic Canada, or are interested in the field? Please join us at Saint Mary’s in February.

Special opening talk on gendered language and writing, provided by the South House Sexual & Gender Resource Centre

To attend, please complete this form; there is no charge for attending.

An optional lunch of $15 is available.

Please stay tuned for the conference program.