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 (, Margie Clow Bohan (C.Bohan@Dal.Ca), and Graham Smart (

Call || Nominations to Executive of CWCA/ACCR

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The Canadian Writing Centres Association/L’Association Canadienne des Centres de Rédaction (CWCA-ACCR) is now accepting nominations for the following volunteer executive positions. These positions will be available as of May 29, 2015 immediately following the Annual General Meeting.

The positions are:
– Vice Chair (a three-year commitment: Vice-Chair to Chair to Past-Chair)
– Secretary (a two-year commitment)
– Treasurer (unspecified term)

Please send nominations to Robin Sutherland, Chair of CWCA-ACCR

Position descriptions appear below.

Vice-Chair: S/he supports and assists the Chair, succeeds the Chair after one year, and is elected for a one-year term at an annual general meeting.

Secretary/Registrar: S/he is responsible for outreach to members, recruitment, publicity, and routine communication. Notifies membership of annual general meeting; records and maintains minutes from the annual general meeting and executive meetings.  This is an elected position with a two-year term.

Treasurer: S/he administers the finances, submits an annual report to the executive and the general membership at an annual general meeting and reports audited finances as required by the executive. The Treasurer shares signing authority with the Chair. This position is a three-year term, elected at an annual general meeting.

Grace Howell
Canadian Writing Centres Association/L’Association Canadienne des Centres de Rédaction

Event || Canadian Writing Centres Association Conference, May 29, 2015

Registration is now open for the third annual Canadian Writing Centres Association Conference.

The conference will be held at the University of Ottawa on Friday, May 29th , 2015. The conference immediately precedes the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences Annual Conference (CHSS). We welcome writing centre administrators, writing instructors and tutors to join us for a day of discussions about writing centre practice, theory, and research.

Registration fees are as follows:

Regular member: $100
Student member: $70

Click here to register.