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

Call for nominations || CASDW Annual Research Award

CASDW Annual Research Award – Call for Nominations

CASDW invites nominations for its annual research award—an award given to the author(s) of the best journal article or book chapter (single- or co-authored) published by a CASDW member during the 2014 calendar year. Multi-authored articles or chapters will be eligible as long as one of the authors is a CASDW member.  The deadline for nominations is April 3, 2015. The winner of the award will be announced at the 2015 CASDW conference.

The selection criteria are as follows:

• Potential significance to the field, including the significance of the question or problem studied and the
degree to which important new knowledge is presented.
• General quality of the writing and comprehensibility.
• Originality.
• Depth of the research.

The award includes a prize of $100 and a one-year free CASDW membership for the following year.

Nominations for journal articles must include a live link to the article, as well as a complete reference.

Nominations for book chapters must include a pdf of the chapter, as well as a complete reference.

Authors are invited to nominate their own publications as well as those of other CASDW members.

Nominations can be sent to Margie Clow Bohan – C.Bohan@Dal.Ca

The members of the selection committee are Sarah Banting (sbanting@mtroyal.ca), Margie Clow Bohan (C.Bohan@Dal.Ca), and Graham Smart (gsmart@connect.carleton.ca).