Please Renew Your CASDW Membership

It’s time to renew your annual CASDW (Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing) membership. You can quickly do so using the secure payment link here.

If you are serving on the CASDW executive or committee, including the awards committees, or if you plan to present at this year’s conference in Calgary, we ask that you take the time now to renew your membership now rather than leave it to later.

One benefit to joining CASDW or renewing your membership for 2016 is that you will be eligible to be considered for the annual CASDW awards for the best article or book chapter and the best dissertation published in 2016. Those awards would look great on your annual report or CV. And, when our budget permits, graduate student members of CASDW are also eligible for partial reimbursement of costs related to their attendance at the CASDW annual conference.

I would like to ask all members to encourage your colleagues and graduate students to become members of CASDW, to participate in our annual conference, and to consider submitting an article to the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing. Please don’t keep CASDW a secret. We need new members  and look forward to welcoming them into our association. If you know someone who might be interested in joining CASDW, please direct them to our website for information about the association and for the Call for Papers for our 2016 conference.

Finally, while you are doing all of your virtual paperwork, here is the link for registering for the 2016 CASDW conference to be held in Calgary, Alberta, May 28 to 30.

I am looking forward to seeing you this spring in Calgary,

Jo-Anne Andre

President, CASDW