CWCR/RCCR Blog

Canadian Writing Centre Review/ revue Canadienne des centres de rédaction

A publication of CWCA/ACCR

Chronicling narratives of writing mentorship in Canada and facilitating scholarly exchange

  • Black History Month: Black-Authored Resources for Writing Centres
    Vol. 2, No. 4 (Winter 2021) The theme for Black History Month in 2021 in Canada is “The Future is Now.” Canadian writing centre involvementWhile Canada recognizes Black History Month, as Writing Centre professionals, it is our responsibility to address the gaps in our own education in February and beyond. Furthermore, we must confront the fact that these gaps were created intentionally to exclude learning about Black excellence, both historical and contemporary. It is our work to both name anti-Black racism as a force that has shaped our knowledge and our field, and to take up antiracist practices to re-shape … Continue reading Black History Month: Black-Authored Resources for Writing Centres
  • Announcement || Procrastination Avoidance Week, March 8-14, 2021
    Julia Lane is Writing Services Coordinator at Simon Fraser University We’d like to invite you to join in the pan-Canadian, collaborative, cross-institutional Procrastination Avoidance Week from March 8-14 2021, coinciding with National Procrastination Week. Our concept is that we will host a week of shared programming and virtual support, with themes for each day. Our small committee including me and Ruth Silverman of Simon Fraser University, as well as Sandra Smith from the University of the Fraser Valley, have fleshed out this idea and produced this Google Doc that for everyone to participate. Please fill in the google doc by … Continue reading Announcement || Procrastination Avoidance Week, March 8-14, 2021
  • Centre Spotlight: The ECP Tutoring Centre
    The University of Toronto’s long history of supporting student writers through its many writing centres includes teaching and tutoring engineering students. Part of this history is our Engineering Communication Program Tutoring Centre, which supports undergraduate engineering students in the development of their professional communication practices.
  • Is it really worth it to write for a blog?
    Brian Hotson Vol. 2, No. 2 (Winter 2021) Brian Hotson is the director of Academic Learning Services at Saint Mary’s University. He is the current co-editor the Canadian Writing Centre Review / revue Canadienne des centres de rédaction (CWCR/RCCR), and past editor of the WLN blog, Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders.   You’ve just received an unsolicited e-mail to write a post for an academic blog. The blog looks interesting, and you’re considering replying. But you have questions. Blogging is growing, not waning, in importance for academic writers who are interested in testing and workshopping ideas, as well as finding … Continue reading Is it really worth it to write for a blog?
  • BCWCA “Director’s Day Out”: Meaningful Collaboration Online
    Vol. 2, No. 1 (Winter 2021) While the pivot to a remote environment has created significant disconnection and isolation, it has also opened unexpected and creative possibilities for collaboration. Our boundaries are no longer so firmly institutional or geographical. Previously, our BCWCA “Director’s Day Out” events were planned and hosted by one institution, and often at what was deemed to be a more central geographical location. 2020’s virtual event was necessitated by pandemic restrictions and made possible by our increased familiarity with collaborative writing tools.