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.

Nationwide Long Night Against Procrastination — This Thursday! #LNAP14

Canada’s inaugural cross-country Long Night Against Procrastination (#LNAP14)!

LNAP is an all-night event in which writing tutors (other tutors, librarians, or staff can be included as well) are available to assist students. While LNAP events have previously been hosted at individual institutions, we thought we would kick things up a notch this year by coordinating a Canada-wide event.

This event will begin on the evening of Thursday, November 6th, and it will end on the morning of Friday, November 7th.  East coast schools will start the relay at 8pm, for example, and then each province/time zone will be added in a relay-type formation. The aim for each institution is to begin the LNAP at a set time (e.g., 8pm).

Several institutions are already on board:

Atlantic Standard Time: St. Francis Xavier, Saint Mary’s University
Eastern ST: Nipissing University, Wilfrid Laurier University
Central ST: University of Saskatchewan
Pacific ST: Emily Carr University of Art + Design

If you would like more information about activities during the Long Night Against Procrastination, please visit the following sites:


Full-list of participating schools:

Atlantic Standard Time

Saint Mary’s University

Eastern Standard Time

Laurier University, Waterloo and Brantford Campuses

McMaster University

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

University of Ottawa

University Waterloo

Nippissing University

Ryerson University

Huron at Western

Western University, Brescia

Windsor University

Central Standard Time

Athabasca University

University Saskatchewan

Mountain Standard Time

University of Alberta

Please join us to make this an exciting cross-Canada event! If you and your Writing Centre/Learning Services/Study Skills team would like to participate, please let us know so we can share plans.



The LNAP Organizing Committee
Jordana Garbati, Writing Consultant, Laurier University –
Brian Hotson, Director, Writing Centre, Saint Mary’s University –
Liv Marken, Writing Help Coordinator, University of Saskatchewan –
Boba Samuels, Manager, Writing Centre, Laurier University –