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

  • 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 is co-editor of 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 … Continue reading Supporting students for interview assignments
  • 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!