CASDW Conference 2015 — update on proposal acceptances

Thank you to everyone who submitted proposals for the CASDW conference in Ottawa this spring. I have been delayed in sending out decisions about acceptances, but will make every attempt to get these out by Friday, March 20. I am sincerely sorry for the inconvenience. If you have not heard from me by that day, please email me directly at

Boba Samuels, PhD
Program Chair

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A Request

Dear Colleagues,

We have a very small window of opportunity to propose a beautiful new space for our writing centre. If any of you have a photograph of a spacious welcoming writing centre to share, please send it—or a link to it—to me at Of course, I’ll be happy to acknowledge your help!

Thank you very much for your assistance!

Judi Jewinski | Special Advisor on English Language Competency
Needles Hall
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo ON  N2L 3G1

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CWCA Call for Proposals Extended to Jan. 15

The CWCA Conference on May 29th at the University of Ottawa is already shaping up to be outstanding. Kathy Absolon has agreed to be our keynote speaker, and we already have received many interesting proposals for presentation.  Please note that CWCA has decided to extend the deadline for proposals for the CWCA conference to Jan. 15th, 2015, so if you haven’t yet sent one in, please consider doing so now.  CWCA welcomes proposals in French and also from tutors, so please encourage your tutors to consider sending in a proposal.

~Posted on behalf of Theresa Hyland and the CWCA Executive

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CFP for Connexions: International Professional Communication Journal

Announcing a CALL FOR PAPERS for a Special Issue on Professional Communication, Social Justice, and the Global South

“For this special issue we seek articles, commentaries, teaching cases, and reviews focusing on research studies, corporate, NGO, or government documentation relating to fair practices, environmental and social justice, and human rights in what is variously referred to as the Third and Fourth Worlds, Developing Countries, or the Global South.”

Submission deadline for manuscript proposals: February 15, 2015

For details, see CFPProfessionalCommSocial Justice&GlobalSouth-1 (PDF)

~Posted on behalf of guest editors Gerald Savage (Illinois State University, Emeritus Faculty) and Godwin Y. Agboka (University of HoustonDowntown)

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2015 CASDW-ACR Conference — Call for Papers EXTENDED to January 23


The Writing Commons: Research and Pedagogy in Writing and Discourse
The Seventh Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW / ACR) at the University of Ottawa – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Saturday, May 30 to Monday, June 1 2015

Proposal deadline extended to Friday January 23, 2015
Notification of acceptance: February 15

~Posted on behalf of Boba Samuels, Program Chair (updated Jan. 19, 2015))

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CWCA / ACCR Call for Papers — 3rd annual conference

The third annual Canadian Writing Centres Conference will be held at the University of Ottawa on Friday, May 29th , 2015. The deadline for proposals is December 31st, 2014.

✒︎ Call for Papers (.docx).

Posted for Theresa Hyland, on behalf of the CWCA executive

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CASDW-ACR Conference 2015 — save the dates

The dates for CASDW’s 2015 conference in Ottawa are tentatively set for May 30th to June 1st. The dates will soon be confirmed.

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