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

  • Pandemic Graduate Student Writing and Transition Support: Reflections and Predictions (Part 1)
    Vol. 2, No. 11 (Spring 2021)Liv Marken, Contributing Editor, CWCR/RCCR This three-part series looks at how the pandemic affected both graduate student writers and graduate student writing support.We speak to Jill McMillan, a Learning Specialist at the University of Saskatchewan, and Nadine Fladd, a Writing and Multimodal Communication Specialist at the University of Waterloo. Part I: In the Thick of It Here, in part one, we learn about Jill’s and Nadine’s roles and work, and how the pandemic has supported intercampus collaboration and better use of resources to benefit the overall student experience. Liv: Thank you, Nadine and Jill, for … Continue reading Pandemic Graduate Student Writing and Transition Support: Reflections and Predictions (Part 1)
  • Advocating for Accompliceship: An Interview with Neisha-Anne Green
    Vol 2., No. 10 (Spring 2021)Vidya Natarajan, Writing Program Coordinator, King’s University College & CWCA/ACCR Conference Co-Chair Her “Moving Beyond Alright” address, delivered at the 2017 IWCA conference in Chicago,  was one of the most stirring calls to righteous action that writing centre professionals had ever heard.  Neisha-Anne S. Green, carrying the responsibility of being the first Black person to deliver the annual conference keynote in the 34-year history of the IWCA, made a passionate case for “social and civic justice” in writing centres, and the active accompliceship of those in power towards those disenfranchised. In this year of racial … Continue reading Advocating for Accompliceship: An Interview with Neisha-Anne Green
  • One year on: COVID Snapshot of writing centres in Canada
    Vol 2, No. 9 (Spring 2021)Brian Hotson, Co-Editor, CWCR/RCCR At the beginning of the lockdown across Canada and the move to online support, we asked our colleagues to provide a snapshot of their centres. These posts from March 2020 (here, here, here, and here) are historical markers and records of an unprecedented time in higher education in Canada. One year on, we’ve asked again for a March snapshot–how have tour centres changed, what have you learned, and where are we going. Here are the responses.
  • Memoirs of a Former President
    Vol 2., No. 8 (Spring 2021)Heather Fitzgerald, Past-President, CWCA/ACCR Presidents writing about their time in office has become de rigueur, so it seems only fitting that, as my 6-year term on the presidential track of the Board of the Canadian Writing Centres Association / association canadienne des centres de rédaction comes to an end, I take a moment to reflect on this period of my career. I don’t expect to garner the royalties of a Barack Obama (unless the blog editors have some marketing tricks up their sleeves that I don’t know about), but I hope my experiences might inspire … Continue reading Memoirs of a Former President
  • Supporting students for interview assignments
    Vol 2., No. 7 (Spring 2021)Brian Hotson, Co-Editor, CWCR/RCCR. Google slides for presenting this material as a workshop.   Interviewing gives students greater intimacy with an event or subject in a way not otherwise possible with secondary research. In interview assignments, students connect first-hand to an individual’s accounts of, for instance, their participation in a protest event or reflections on their career in ways that support their understanding of course content. Interviewing is a process that is very much like writing; it involves stages of researching, outlining, writing, rewriting, and editing. For this reason, writing specialists and tutors situated within … Continue reading Supporting students for interview assignments