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.

 

Best,

The LNAP Organizing Committee
Jordana Garbati, Writing Consultant, Laurier University – jgarbati@wlu.ca
Brian Hotson, Director, Writing Centre, Saint Mary’s University – brian.hotson@smu.ca
Liv Marken, Writing Help Coordinator, University of Saskatchewan – lcm135@mail.usask.ca
Boba Samuels, Manager, Writing Centre, Laurier University – bsamuels@wlu.ca

AWELL Registration deadline, Fri., Sept. 26th | Academic Writing and English Language Learners conference, Oct. 3-4 | Saint Mary’s Unversity

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This Friday is the deadline to register for AWELL –  Academic Writing and English Language Learners conference, Oct. 3rd and 4th.

The conference promises a wide-range of workshops and sessions. Register online or by phone, 902-491-6202.

 

AWELL is a two-day conference designed for faculty, 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 the classroom and tutoring sessions.

Schedule of speakers and workshops now available | AWELL Conference, Oct. 3-4, 2014 | Saint Mary’s University, Halifax

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AWELL 2014 | Academic Writing and English Language Learners Conference

Oct. 3-4, 2014 | Saint Mary’s University, Halifax

 

The planning committee of  AWELL 2014 conference has released the conference schedule for 2104.

Registration information and fees are available online.

 

Speakers include:

Dr. Alister Cumming, Professor, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; Former Head of the Centre for Educational Research on Languages and Literacies (CERLL), University of Toronto (Day one keynote abstract);

Dr. Theresa Hyland, Director, Writing and Cross-Cultural Services, Huron University College at Western (Day two keynote abstract);

Julian L’Enfant, Academic Services Manager, TESL Centre, Saint Mary’s University (Day one keynote presentation abstract).

 

For more information, e-mail to AWELL@smu.ca or brian.hotson@smu.ca

 

This conference is presented by the Saint Mary’s University Writing Centre, Centre for Academic and Instructional Development, and TESL Centre and the Atlantic Canadian Writing Centres Committee. Funding is provided by the Saint Mary’s University International Student Success Committee.

Academic Writing & ‌English Language Learners Conference | Practice in Place | October 3-4, 2014 | Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Registration is now open for AWELL, a conference designed for faculty, instructors, and writing centre professionals who teach and tutor ELL students. The goal of the conference is to provide tools and approaches that may be used directly in the classroom and tutoring sessions.

 

Call for papers

Any session on a topic related to Academic Writing & English Language Learners is welcome. Successful submissions will include a practical approach that conference attendees can use in their academic communities. Sessions will be in a 30-min paper and 1-hour workshop format. Please indicate your preference in your submission.

We encourage participation from all academic fields and disciplines.

Please submit your 250 word proposals by 4 August 2014 via e-mail: writing@smu.ca

 

Speakers and keynotes

Dr. Alister Cumming  | Day one keynote abstract – Writing from Sources for Academic Purposes: A Synthesis of Recent Research

Professor, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; Former Head of the Centre for Educational Research on Languages and Literacies (CERLL), University of Toronto

 

Dr. Theresa Hyland | Day two keynote abstract Multilingual Students in the Writing Centre:  Building an International Community of Practice

Director, Writing and Cross-Cultural Services, Huron University College at Western

 

Julian L’Enfant  | Day one presenter

Academic Services Manager, TESL Centre, Saint Mary’s University

 

For more information, please contact the Saint Mary’s Writing Centre