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

Save the Date: CWCA Conference, May 2017

Save the Date

The CWCA Conference will take place May 25-26, 2017 at OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Frankie Condon, University of Waterloo

We will circulate the call for proposals within the next few weeks, but in the meantime, mark your calendars for what promises to be a fabulous event in a great city!

If you’re attending IWCA this week, please look for the CWCA chair, Heather Fitzgerald, at the CWCA affiliates meeting on October 14th at 6:45pm.

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Meeting || CWCA at IWCA

Dear friends and colleagues,

The IWCA has given regional and affiliate associations some time to meet on Friday, October 14, 6:45-8 p.m. Our association Chair, Heather Fitzgerald, and I, will be there to represent the CWCA, and we hope to (re-)connect with many of you at that meeting. Please share this information with tutors who will be in Denver, too.

Also, I would encourage you all (and your tutors) to participate in the Regional Leaders Network meeting on Friday, October 14, 5:15-6:30 p.m. This meeting is a great opportunity to share ideas on how to best promote and support the work of writing centres through our different writing centre organizations. The meeting will be led by Margaret Ervin of MAWCA and Sherry Wynn Perdue of MWCA.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Denver,

Lucie.


Lucie Moussu, PhD
Director, Centre for Writers
Associate Professor in Writing Studies
University of Alberta
Immediate Past-Chair, Canadian Writing Centres Association
CWCA representative, International Writing Centers Association

CWCA Executive || Call for nominations

Dear CWCA colleagues and friends,

At this year’s AGM, we must elect a few new executive positions. Please consider nominating yourself, or nominating someone you know who is interested. If you have questions about the work of the executive, please feel free to contact any one of the current executive members.

The following positions are available:

– Vice-chair (1-year term; then 1-year term as Chair; then 1-year term as Past Chair)
– Secretary (2-year term)
– Francophone representative
– Eastern representative (Acting Eastern Rep, Linnet Humble, has offered her nomination, but other nominations will also be accepted from interested members).
– Communications/Media committee member (Acting Chair, Kathy Block, has offered her nomination, but other nominations will also be accepted from interested members).

As you know, the CWCA is a collegial and dynamic association. Serving on its executive is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and contribute to the association’s future identity and goals.

Please send your nominations (including full names and contact information) to me (moussu@ualberta.ca) as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Lucie.


Lucie Moussu, PhD
Director, Centre for Writers
Associate Professor in Writing Studies
University of Alberta
Chair, Canadian Writing Centres Association
CWCA representative, International Writing Centers Association

Writers’ Trust of Canada | Writers’ Residency Opportunities

Writers’ Residency Opportunities

From the website:

“Residency programs that are not annual, are less than four weeks in duration, or charge an application fee are not included here.

The availability of residency programs may be contingent upon the host organization receiving Canada Council funding. Check with the host organization before applying.”

CWCA JOINS IWCA

Dear members and friends of the CWCA,

It is with great pleasure—and pride—that I can now officially announce that the IWCA board has voted unanimously to approve the CWCA as an affiliate organization. I am certain that this new relationship will bring strength, visibility, and many new opportunities to our association.

I also want to personally thank Kevin Dvorak, President of the IWCA, who came all the way to Ottawa to meet with our members, attend our conference, and answer our many questions. We had many great discussions, and I am very much looking forward to working with him in the future as your CWCA representative on the IWCA board.

Lucie Moussu
Chair, Canadian Writing Centres Association
CWCA representative, International Writing Centers Association