Event || International Researcher’s Consortium Workshop

For the tenth year, the International Researcher’s Consortium will host a workshop at the annual College Conference on Composition and Communication (CCCC) conference located in the U.S. We are inviting brief proposals for up to twenty-four researcher-participant roles focused on research about writing in higher education outside of the U.S. (see details below about what this might include). Continue reading “Event || International Researcher’s Consortium Workshop”

Event || Long Night Against Procrastination – #LNAP17

Is your institution planning to host a Long Night Against Procrastination event this semester?

If so, leave a comment to let everyone know your date and plans.

If you’re interested to learn about what has happened in the past, check out #LNAP16, #LNAP15, and #LNAP2015. Additional planning information from past LNAPs can be found here.

Participants:

March 9 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. – University of Ottawa

Event || Writing Support Colloquium – July 8th – U of Guelph

The Writing Support Colloquium, hosted by team of writing specialists from the Tri-University Group of Libraries, will take place at the University of Guelph’s McLaughlin Library on July 8, 2016.  The one-day Colloquium themed, “How Writing Centres Can Win Friends and Influence People,” a nod to Dale Carnegie’s famous book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, will focus on building and promoting a writing culture on campus. Dr. Jennifer Simpson, Associate Professor in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication at the University of Waterloo will be the keynote speaker.

“The goal of the Colloquium is to share ideas about building critical partnerships with writing promoters and supporters on our campuses,” said Kim Garwood, Manager of Writing Services at the McLaughlin Library. “We also want to encourage and support our communities to think less about writing as a tool and more as a process of thinking, learning, and engaging with others.”

Registration is $15 (covers the cost of lunch) and is now open to anyone who teaches writing or provides general writing support to students. The event is affiliated with the Canadian Writing Centres Association.

The Writing Support Colloquium planning committee has hosted several similar events at each of their campuses and consists of Clare Bermingham from the University of Waterloo, Jordana Garbati from Wilfrid Laurier University and Kim Garwood from the University of Guelph.

For more information, contact Kim Garwood (email address).

Conference || Supporting L2 Writing at German-Language Universities

The complete program for Symposium 2016: Supporting L2 Writing at German-Language Universities, hosted by the Language Center of the Technische Universität München on April 7 and 8, 2016, has been published at http://www.tum.de/writing-symposium-2016

This year our conference includes a fantastic lineup of workshops and presentations by educators, academics, and professionals from universities and institutions around the world. We’ll discuss writing and teaching writing in English and German from multifaceted perspectives, such as new technological approaches, peer feedback, special requirements for working with scientific writers, internationalization and the lingua franca, bridging the L1/L2 divide, and many others.

The two keynote speakers are: Dr. Leslie Sage, Senior Editor of Physical Sciences at Nature; and Prof. Dr. Christian Fandrych, director of the Herder Institute at the University of Leipzig. Their presentations, along with the Writing Summit panel discussion, will tackle the question “What is good writing?” from a variety of scientific, academic, and professional viewpoints.

Please visit the website to register and for information on planning your visit to Munich. Feel free to email me at shannon@zv.tum.de with any questions.

EVENT || Long Night Against Procrastination (#LNAP16)

Is your institution planning to host a Long Night Against Procrastination (#LNAP16) event this semester?

If so, leave a comment to let everyone know your date and plans.

If you’re interested to learn about what has happened in the past, check out #LNAP15  and #LNAP2015. Additional planning information from past LNAPs can be found here.

Participants:

Thursday, February 25

Georgian College (Barrie, ON)

Thursday, March 10

Nipissing University (North Bay, ON)

Laurentian University (Sudbury, ON)

Thursday, March 17

Ryerson University (Toronto, ON)

Wednesday, March 23

      University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB)

Thursday, March 31

      Saint Thomas University (Fredericton, NB)

 

EVENT || SSHRC STORYTELLERS CONTEST

SSHRC’s Storytellers Contest has launched!

SSHRC describes the Storytellers contest as follows:

“SSHRC’s annual Storytellers contest challenges postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future for the better.

We’re looking for storytellers and data journalists, social media masters and aspiring filmmakers.

Your challenge? In three minutes or 300 words, tell Canadians about a great SSHRC-funded project happening at your school.

The project can be yours or it can be a professor’s (get their permission first!), but your story should be creative, compelling and clear.” (via)

Submissions are accepted between January 5th, 2016 and January 29th, 2016.

Learn more about the Storytellers contest.