CWCR/RCCR Blog

The Canadian Writing Centre Review/La revue Canadienne des centres de rédaction (CWCR/RCCR) is a professional periodical in blog format for scholarly writing on writing centre theory, pedagogy, administration, histories, and stories specific to Canadian contexts of writing mentorship outside of for-credit courses across educational contexts. It’s a place where writing centre administrators, instructors, peer tutors, and student writers discuss and document their scholarly work, collectively creating an account of the current activity of the diverse Canadian writing centre community that captures the places, people, and contexts shaping writing centre developments.



  • CWCR/RCCR Video Chat >> Writing Centre Directors’ & Managers’ Roundtable
    Programming, Technology, & Resource Development during COVID-19 Directors’ and Managers’ Roundtable Tuesday, April 7th 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST Registration limited Click to Register Come together with other writing centre directors and managers to discuss programming, technology, and resource development during the COVID-19 disruption. Learn from each other, and provide your own strategies, failures and successes. Registration limited to 7 participants One participant per writing centre Facilitators: Clare Bermingham (University of Waterloo) and Brian Hotson (Saint Mary’s University) Notetaker: Stephanie Bell (York University)
  • Canadian writing centres respond to COVID-19 – final instalment
    CWCR/RCCR editorial team Liv Marken, Stephanie Bell, & Brian Hotson Now that we’re all a week into this new reality of writing centre work, and university life in general, here are two final submissions from our colleagues at UBC and UOttawa, and their responses to COVID-19. We continue to want to hear from you. If you have related stories, please contact us at cwcr.rccr@gmail.com. Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication University of British Columbia, Vancouver Patty Kelly, PhD, Program Manager Liam Monaghan, Program Coordinator Bo Lehmann, Program Assistant March 27, 2020 Thanks to the adaptability of our sixteen undergraduate and … Continue reading CWCR/RCCR BlogRead more
  • Canadian writing centres respond to COVID-19 – March 19, 2020
    CWCR/RCCR editorial team Liv Marken, Stephanie Bell, & Brian Hotson Over the previous two posts, our colleagues spoke to the adaptation and changes they’ve made due to COVID-19. In this third instalment, writing centres from northern Manitoba, Québec, Ontario, and Alberta speak to their experiences. If you have a story you want to tell about your experience responding to COIVD-19, please send 2-3 paragraphs to cwcr.rccr@gmail.com. Enter “COVID-19 response” in the subject line. Thanks. University College of the North Writing Centre Gilbert McInnis, PhD Assistant Professor Coordinator, UCN Writing Center, The Pas, Thompson, and Norway House Faculty of Arts, Business, … Continue reading CWCR/RCCR BlogRead more
  • Canadian writing centres respond to COVID-19 – March 18, 2020
    CWCR/RCCR editorial team Liv Marken, Stephanie Bell, & Brian Hotson Vol. 1, No. 1 (Winter 2020) From the previous post, there are common themes and processes centres are following. What is apparent is the ability to adapt and pull together programming quickly. With so much uncertainty, we’re all planning for the best while looking at all the unknowns. We asked twenty writing centres from coast to coast to coast to provide a short description of their centre’s response to COVID-19. We will publish these responses in parts by the day they were received, from March 17th to March 19th. Below … Continue reading CWCR/RCCR BlogRead more
  • Canadian writing centres respond to COVID-19 – March 17, 2020
    CWCR/RCCR editorial team Liv Marken, Stephanie Bell, & Brian Hotson Vol. 1, No. 1 (Winter 2020) As Heraclitus continually reminds us, everything changes, constantly, but the tempo and severity of change from COVID-19 has overwhelmed and challenged us all in our writing centres. We wondered how other institutions around the country are coping with the fallout from COVID-19. We asked twenty writing centres from coast to coast to coast to provide a short description of their centre’s response to COVID-19. We will publish these responses in parts by the day they were received, from March 17th to March 19th. Below … Continue reading CWCR/RCCR BlogRead more