Reminder re membership

Hi all,

With the conference on the horizon, now is exactly the right time to renew your CASDW membership. A healthy membership helps us maintain visibility with external organizations such as Congress, and the funds support our work and, when we can make them stretch, graduate student travel.

Our new on-line system is so painless that you’ll want to pay over and over again just because it’s so easy. :-) Go to



Volunteer(s) needed for CASDW secretary

Hi all,

Anne Parker has announced that, after this year, she would prefer to pass the torch as secretary to someone else.

The duties are pretty basic:

– Attend each year’s AGM and keep notes
– Prepare minutes before the next AGM (preferably as early as possible when memories are fresh)
– Keep track of various reports (treasurer’s report and such)
– Participate in discussions of the executive as they arise throughout the year (always over e-mail)

If anyone would be willing to step forward, please let me know so we can announce it at this year’s AGM, and have a vote if there are several people clamouring for the job. :-)


More information on CWCA’s Writing @ The Centre conference

Writing @ the Centre

May 31, 2013 | University of Victoria

This one-day conference explores writing centre best practices and next practices. Topics will include academic writing instruction in classrooms and tutorials, academic integrity, and technology in writing support. Click here for the conference calendar.

The conference is a collaboration between the Canadian Writing Centres Association and the University of Victoria, with support from Camosun College, Royal Roads University, and Vancouver Island University.

Keynote speakers, Dr. Terese Thonus (University of Kansas) and Dr. Rebecca Day Babcock (University of Texas), will present from their recent publication, Researching the Writing Centre: Towards an Evidence-Based Practice (2012).

Conference schedule (PDF): CWCA_conference_schedule_2013

Conference fees

Professionals $75.00 (Pre-conference registration); $90.00 at the door
Students: $65.00

Includes conference fee, pre-conference events, lunch and refreshments, as well as a one-year CWCA/ACCR membership

Further information and registration is found on the Writing @ the Centre conference page. You can also click here to register directly.

You’re invited to follow along on the Conference’s Facebook page.

~ Brian Hotson, Chair, CWCA/ACCR

CWCA preliminary program, on behalf of Theresa Hyland

Greetings, presenters at the 2013 Writing @ The Centre conference!

Please find attached the preliminary conference schedule. As well, information and registration details about the conference can be found here:

These are some sites to help you plan your stay:

Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Best regards,
Laurie Waye

Laurie Waye, Ph.D.
Writing Centre Manager
Learning & Teaching Centre
University of Victoria
250-472-5662 /