CFP || CWCA/ACCR conference — The Writing Centre Multiverse: Vancouver May 30-31, 2019

The Writing Centre Multiverse: Vancouver May 30-31, 2019

For our 2019 conference, the Canadian Writing Centres Association/L’Association canadienne des centres de rédaction welcomes proposals on any writing-centre-related subject, but particularly invites proposals that explore how Writing Centres navigate, respond to, and negotiate the “multiverse” we all inhabit—in our spaces, our practices, and our research.

How, for example, do any of the following multis inform, enrich, and/or limit our work in the context of our own institutions? How do they intersect or overlap with practical, political, and/or personal concerns around training, pedagogy, administration, decolonization, or wellness,? How do we as writing centre practitioners respond to, negotiate, or resist, any or all of these?

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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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CWCA Conference || Travel Grants Available

Due to a higher-than-expected amount of money we received in grants and from sponsors this year, the CWCA/ACCR still has funds available for six travel grants for the upcoming “Energizing Writing Centres” conference May 26-27 held at SAIT in Calgary, AB.

These grants are available to both conference presenters (up to CAN$500) and all students/tutors (up to CAN$400) who are either attending or presenting at the conference.

The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, April 22; however, these grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, provided that the applications are complete and meet the basic criteria outlined for each category.

Additional information can be found here.

CWCA Conference Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2016 conference of the Canadian Writing Centres Association/Association canadienne des centres de rédaction. Click here to register.

The conference will be held at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology on May 26th (pre-conference Global Café) and May 27th in Calgary, Alberta.

Full conference details can be found on the conference website, Energizing Writing Centre Communities.

CFP || CASDW: Energizing Communities – Congress 2016

The Eighth Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW / ACR) will be held in Calgary, Alberta from Saturday, May 28th to Monday, May 30th. Download the full Call for Proposals via CFP 2016 – Calgary CASDW.

We invite papers on all aspects of writing studies for the eighth annual conference of CASDW/ACR, the largest gathering of writing studies scholars in Canada. In particular, we invite papers on research on writing theory and pedagogy connecting with our theme of The Power of Writing. This theme encompasses research and theoretical studies of not only the effects of writing, but also the energy and efforts required to cultivate and sustain effective writing and writing program initiatives.

Papers might address topics such as:

  • the nature of effective and powerful writing in the academy, the professions, and the workplace
  • how strong and energetic writing programs are created and supported or undermined
  • writing and power
  • the writing centre as a “writing resource”
  • writing in the energy sector and Canada’s natural resource fields
  • the discourse of environmental activism – local and global
  • teaching students to write: what motivates and energizes writing instruction?
  • how writing shapes, challenges, and energizes communities

We invite papers that draw on work in genre studies, rhetorical theory, writing studies, writing centre theory and practice, and professional and technical writing research and practice. We welcome papers that connect with CASDW’s heritage as a place for sharing research on technical and professional writing as well as those that connect with its more inclusive mission to examine all forms of discourse and writing and to explore pedagogical practices and innovations.

The proposal deadline is January 25, 2016

Download the complete Call for Proposals via Download the full Call for Proposals via CFP 2016 – Calgary CASDW.