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

  • Join the CWCA/ACCR Board of Directors!
    Serving as a member of the CWCA/ACCR board is an excellent way to contribute to the community’s continued development, develop cross-country connections, and add to your professional CV. There are a variety of roles for volunteers to undertake. Offer your expertise with organizational skills as Secretary, your social media and web design prowess as Digital Media Chair, or your enthusiasm for social networking as Membership Chair (see below for the full list of open positions). The CWCA/ACCR is excited to diversify the leadership of the organization with board members who represent a variety of cultural, linguistic, professional, and educational backgrounds … Continue reading Join the CWCA/ACCR Board of Directors!
  • Free-falling into the Digital Divide: Reading on smartphone in writing centres
    Vol. 2., No. 6 (Winter 2021) Brian Hotson is CWCR/RCCR co-editor and Director of Academic Learning Services, Saint Mary’s University. Until recently in our centre, reading from a screen was not allowed, a rule that I carried from the Queen’s writing centre where I first worked as a writing tutor. We read from paper, and we wrote on paper. We used a pencil to mark up the student’s paper and an eraser to make changes there, too. Students needed to come with a hardcopy of their paper. If they didn’t have it, we sent them off to the library to … Continue reading Free-falling into the Digital Divide: Reading on smartphone in writing centres
  • Confronting oppressive language in our tutoring practice: Some guiding thoughts
    By Roniksha Kumar Vol. 2, No. 5. (Winter 2021) Roniksha Kumar is an undergraduate student and a Peer Tutor at the University of Waterloo. As an aspiring educator, she is committed to learning and applying Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices in her work and everyday life. Anti-oppressive writing goes beyond academics—it reflects the writer’s experiences, their colleagues, and those who do not have opportunities to express themselves. Oppression is intersectional, including, but not limited to, the marginalization of race, socioeconomic status, gender, sexuality and disability. A commitment to learn how intersectionalities of oppression present themselves in writing enhances a critical … Continue reading Confronting oppressive language in our tutoring practice: Some guiding thoughts
  • Black History Month: Black-Authored Resources for Writing Centres
    Vol. 2, No. 4 (Winter 2021) 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 our knowledge and our field.  Many Black writers, thinkers, scholars, and educators have made and … 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