Webinar || Canadian Tutor Training Standards – Where Are We Now? | Learning Specialists Association of Canada

Learning Specialists Association of Canada webinar || Canadian Tutor Training Standards – Where Are We Now?


Wednesday, November 4, 2015 @ 2:30 pm (ET) / 11:30 am (PT)
Duration: 30 minutes
Presenter:  Lyn Benn, Director, Student Development, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Moderator/Co-presenter: Alice Macpherson, Learning Strategist, KPU Learning Centres

Following on from presentations at the LSAC National and Pacific Region conferences as well as the CACUSS conference (Vancouver 2015) there appears to be a groundswell of interest in pursuing the realization of Canadian Tutoring Standards.

EVENT || LNAP 2015

Is your institution planning to host a Long Night Against Procrastination (#LNAP15) event this fall?

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 #LNAP14 on Twitter. Additional planning information from past LNAPs can be found here.


Thursday, November 5

University of Ottawa
Nipissing University (North Bay, ON)
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) (Oshawa, ON)
McMaster University (Hamilton, ON)
Georgian College (Barrie, ON)
Conestoga College (Kitchener, ON)
Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, BC)
Laurentian University – Sudbury and Barrie Campuses
Ryerson University (Toronto, ON)

Monday, November 9

University of Waterloo

Friday, November 19

University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)
Nevada State College (Henderson, NV)

Thursday, November 26

University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB)
OCAD U (Toronto, ON)


Scroll down to see what others are doing.


Thompson Rivers University
2nd Long Night Against Procrastination (#LNAP15 #mytru)
Thursday, November 5th, 2015
8:00pm to 8:00am in the Main Library

Taking a writing-intensive course? Major final research essays due in November? Don’t pull a stressed-out all-nighter on your own the last week of classes; join a campus community of writers and academic support services at the Long Night Against Procrastination and stay up late together, where help and encouragement is available!

Throughout the evening:
• 15-20 minute workshops
• student and faculty tutors
• coffee, tea, and healthy snacks throughout the night
• midnight pizza
• 6:00 am Survivor’s Breakfast

Live Tweet your night at the Library: #LNAP15 #mytru

Presented by the Writing Centre and the Library, in collaboration with many, many other campus partners and academic support services.

Pre-reigster: http://tru.ca.libcal.com/event/2205282
Workshop Schedule: http://www.tru.ca/library/lnap.html#Schedule
Questions? swolfe@tru.ca


University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Oshawa, Ontario
Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP)
Thursday, November 5, 2015
5-10 pm

Prizes ~ Food ~ De-stress ~ Prepare for Exams ~ Help with Writing, Math and Physics

A conference-style event for UOIT undergraduate students to help further develop academic strategies, self-care and time management skills at a critical time of year with midterm exams and assignment deadlines approaching.

There will be workshop sessions for students in the following topics:

-Academic Writing Strategies for Term Papers
-Mindful Approach to Managing Academic Stress
-Creating a Study Plan for Finals
-Test-taking skills for Problem Solving Courses

In addition, students can work 1:1 with an Academic Specialist to get help with Writing, Math and Physics.

Students will select the workshops and 1:1 sessions they attend at sign-in at 5pm in Room G 213.

For further information, please email studentlearning@uoit.ca


Nipissing University
Long Night Against Procrastination
Thursday, November 5
7 pm-midnight

Snacks, refreshments, stress busters, peer educators, workshops, and active study breaks featuring Zumba and Yoga.

Join Student Learning & Transitions, Canadore College, and the Harris Learning Library and do what needs to be done now!

Questions? Email slt@nipissingu.ca


McMaster University
Long Night Against Procrastination
November 5, 2015
8 pm– 2 am

Essays are due and exams are right around the corner, but are you struggling with procrastination?

Undergrad students are invited to the Student Success Centre’s second annual Long Night Against Procrastination!

Join us on November 5 between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. in the Mills Library Learning Commons (Mills library, second floor) for a night of avoiding procrastination and getting down to business. Get started on your writing, learn how to study smart, and talk to staff and peer mentors about time management, studying, stress, and essays.

We will be holding workshops, writing groups, one-on-one help, and hourly draws throughout the night to help you work productively and avoid procrastination. Come for an hour or stay all night; it’s up to you!

Here’s the schedule of events:

8 p.m. to midnight – Meet with an Academic Skills Coach to create your term planner
8 p.m. to midnight – Meet with a Writing Assistant to get started on your writing
8:30 p.m. – Workshop: Study Smarter, Not Harder (L113)
9:30 p.m. – Workshop: Procrastination (L113)
Midnight – Pizza Break!
1 a.m. – Moonlight stroll

Prizes given every hour!

Use the hashtag #LNAP15 to participate in the event with schools from across the country!

Questions? Email skills@mcmaster.ca.


Georgian College, Barrie, ON
Hosted by Library & Academic Success. Using the straight up #LNAP hashtag
November 5, 2015

Full library services, research help, learning strategists, tutors, writing & math centres all available until 2 am.

Workshops, great hourly prizes, snacks, infused water table & midnight pizza. Fun invigorating relaxation through hand massages, beanboozled challenge, athletics and more.

Georgian Athletics, Georgian Student Association (GCSA), First Year Student Experience, Health Sciences, LU @ Georgian, Spa & Esthetician programs are all part of our 3rd great, late night.

96% of students reported completing work. What will you get done?


University of Waterloo
Long Night Against Procrastination
November 9 #LNAP15

UWaterloo’s second annual event: Long Night Against Procrastination on Monday, November 9 from 6 pm to 11 pm in the Student Life Centre.

Students will have an opportunity to get started on their writing, have experts on hand to help them with time-management, research, and writing questions. As well, students will be taught tips and strategies for managing stress, academic and extra-curricular workload.

This event includes five optional workshops:
6:15-6:45 pm – Time Management (Student Success Office)
6:45-7:15 pm –Meditation Activity (Counselling Services)
7:15-7:45 pm – Starting to Research (Library)
8:15-8:45 pm – Power Yoga (Athletics)
9:15-9:45 pm- Writing from Start to Finish (Writing Centre)
10:15-10:45 pm – Relax Yoga (Athletics)

Prizes, coffee, and snacks will be available for participants throughout the evening. As well, a furry visitor from MATES will come to mingle with students between 7:30-9:30 pm. This event is sponsored by the Writing Centre, the Library, FEDS, Athletics, Academic Integrity, Counselling & Health Services, Student Success Office, and Housing & Residence.

First 100 participants win a wellness package!

For further information, please email Jirina K. Poch at jkpoch@uwaterloo.ca

OCAD University
Long Night Against Procrastination
November 26
8:00 pm – 8:00 am

This all-night event gives students a safe and quiet space to complete their work at a critical time in the semester. Students will be able to work individually, and Writing & Learning Centre staff will also be on hand for assistance throughout the night.


Event || #writingcenter community building ~ materials and movement


From  Liz Matthews at materials and movement

“The start to a new academic year is also a chance for writing centers to connect online. Across the country, center staff are working to raise awareness about their center’s resources and location(s) to reach out to new and returning writers. We’re doing class visits, workshops, open houses, orientations, videos, and more.

I propose we share our efforts on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 with a post (or posts) using #writingcenter and in so doing we’ll raise visibility to writers and each other about our community.”

More information




Event || Inkshed – May 28, 2015 in Ottawa

Inskhed’s registration is now open. Here’s the schedule.

Registration is $100 regular/$50 student and includes all food.

The plan for this year’s Inkshed it to workshop current writing projects, including the Statement on Writing Centres and Staffing (this is a Google doc that anyone can read; if you want to help write the document, email roger.graves@ualberta.ca and he’ll give you editing access). We think this will become an important document for those engaged in writing program administration across the country, and we hope you’ll have a look at it and contribute what you can to it.

We also plan to discuss the future of Inkshed at the AGM. If you can’t be there, consider sending comments to Brock MacDonald or any of the conference organizers (Roger Graves, Andrea Williams, or Deborah Tihanyi) and we’ll make sure your positions are presented.

More information here.

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.

Event || Inaugural CGC Colloquium, March 25, 2015 | University of Toronto

The Consortium on Graduate Communication announces the inaugural

CGC Colloquium

“Building Community”

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 1:30-7:30pm

University of Toronto, Canada


Co-Chairs: Nigel A. Caplan (University of Delaware); Michelle Cox (Cornell University)

Local Host: Jane Freeman, Director, Office of English Language & Writing Support, University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies

Keynote Speakers: John Swales & Christine Feak (University of Michigan)