Reading || Readings for Racial Justice: A Project of the IWCA SIG on Antiracism Activism, by Beth Godbee, Bobbi Olson, and the SIG Collective

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Job Posting || Acting Director for the Writing Centre, University College, University of Toronto


Acting Director for the Writing Centre, University College, University of Toronto

Posting title and description: Acting Director for the Writing Centre, University College, University of Toronto
University College at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one year, part-time (40%) appointment as the Acting Director of the University College Writing Centre (UCWC). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will commence on July 1, 2017, ending on June 30, 2018.

The University College Writing Centre offers one-on-one writing assistance to UC students and to students in UC programs. It also offers skills workshops on various aspects of writing and supports writing development in UC programs. The Acting Director of the Writing Centre will provide academic administration of the centre and also undertake direct writing instruction.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment or equivalent professional, creative, or instructional experience in a relevant field and have demonstrated excellence in teaching and pedagogy. Experience in university level writing instruction is required; experience teaching in a writing centre and administrative experience are considered assets. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through a teaching dossier submitted as part of the application and contact with referees. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Duties of the Acting Director include, but are not limited to, providing academic administrative leadership for the UCWC; forming and leading a team of writing instructors; collaborating with UC program directors and instructors on assignment design and the delivery of writing instruction in UC program courses; and collaborating with other writing centre directors on the delivery of group workshops and other common initiatives.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto have both a collegiate and departmental structure. University College is the founding college of the University and has a long-standing commitment to challenging its diverse body of over 4600 undergraduate students to excel intellectually and to preparing them to engage in the wider world. In addition to the Canadian Studies Program, University College sponsors two other interdisciplinary undergraduate programs – Cognitive Science and Health Studies – and is affiliated with the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by sending the following to a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a list of three referees, and relevant materials related to the teaching of writing.

To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be received by Tuesday 21 March 2017.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan areas in the world. For more information about University College, please visit; for the Writing Centre, please visit

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/ persons of colour, women, Indigenous/ Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.



Call for Submissions || Creative Writing, WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship

WLN Blog to Include Creative Writing
Amy Hansen, at Appalachian State, has joined the team working on the WLN Blog (“Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders), and for her first project, she’s soliciting and will share on the blog the creative writing of writing center tutors and administrators. Deadline for the first online creative writing feature is April 1. Guidelines for submission are on the blog.

CFP || Special Issue, WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship

Susan DeRosa and Stephen Ferruci want to remind those interested to submit a proposal to a special issue of  WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship  on multimodal writing and writing centers. You can go to the WLN Blog to read the full CFP: read the CFP. Proposals are due March 1, 2017.

Please feel free to email Susan DeRosa at or Stephen Ferruci at with any questions.

Announcement || CWCA Logo Design

Are you interested in logo design or do know someone who might be?

The CWCA / ACCR is looking to update its logo. See below for our call for proposals with details about the process for prospective designers, our timeline, and the honorarium. Please forward this CFP to anyone who might be interested.

If you have any questions, please email cwcaaccr [at] gmail [dot] com


The Canadian Writing Centres Association/l’Association Canadienne des Centres de Rédaction (CWCA/ACCR) is seeking to update its logo. The logo brands our organization and will appear on key CWCA communications, such as our website, correspondence, social media, and conference programs. We are looking for a logo that provides a fresh, up-to-date image for the organization. (Please see the design brief below.)

Honorarium for the Final Logo Design

$500 Cdn
(To be awarded after the design has been approved by the CWCA / ACCR Executive and Communications Committee)

We welcome submissions from a broad spectrum of individuals, including design professionals, design students, and writing centre staff.

Please note: Participants must be residents of Canada.

Event || Canadian Writing Centres Association Conference, May 29, 2015

Registration for the third annual Canadian Writing Centres Association Conference will open soon.

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

CWCA/ACCR Conference Keynote | Pedagogies of Hope in Multilingual Contexts | Dr. Laura Greenfield

Pedagogies of Hope in Multilingual Contexts

Many educators believe in theory that students’ diverse languages and identities should be valued, but feel stuck putting that theory into practice when it appears at odds with a greater need to provide students with language tools necessary for their future success. This talk will challenge both the defeatism and the inherent racism underlying many of the teaching and tutoring practices devised as a result, and consider opportunities for those involved in writing center work to responsibly and effectively bring their practices into greater alignment with their ethical commitments.

Laura Greenfield

Dr. Laura Greenfield, co-editor of Writing Centers & the New Racism: : A Call for Sustainable Dialogue and Change, as well as the founder and Executive Director of Women’s Voices Worldwide, Inc (@WVWorldwide).

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