A message from Roger Graves:
If you are planning to come to the Inkshed conference–more information here–please go to the link below to register. We’re trying to finalize numbers for food and drink, including a continental breakfast and afternoon social hour at the pub below.
Theresa Hyland writes:
We have organized the 2015 conference of the Canadian Writing Centres Association around the theme of this year’s Congress — “Capital Ideas” — and our programme includes sessions that explore the multiple meanings of “capital” in writing-centre practice: where we find the financial capital to fund our work; the social capital that is generated through partnerships between writing tutors and faculty; the cross-cultural capital gained through additional-language staff and student writers, and many other topics.
The nearly-final version of the 2015 conference program has been posted at the CASDW website.
Even the proposal procedure is an adventure for this one, with a day at the Mill Street Brew Pub in Ottawa as a reward. The Call for Proposals for Inkshed 31 is available online, with a flexible due date.
The Consortium on Graduate Communication invites colleagues who provide instruction on academic writing and speaking to graduate students to attend the inaugural CGC Colloquium, with the theme of “Building Community,” on Wed. March 25, 2015 from 1:30 to 7:30 pm at the University of Toronto. The colloquium website gives details and a link for online registration: gradconsortium.wordpress.com/colloquium2015. The registration fee is $50, or $25 for graduate students and part-time instructors. Please register before February 26.
The colloquium will feature keynote addresses by John Swales and Chris Feak (Michigan) and Jane Freeman (Toronto), and will provide opportunities for colleagues to share experiences, discuss current research, and forge new collaborations to strengthen support for graduate communication.
Created in April 2014, this new organization already has members from 25 countries (including Canada). It was formed to address issues related to creating, teaching and administering courses and programs for graduate students, providing training and professional development in academic speaking and writing, and advocating for this growing population.
Join us in Toronto between the AAAL/CAAL and TESOL conferences for a half-day of scholarly and professional development!