LSAC Learning & Sharing
Members of the WriteAway community attended the Learning Specialists Association of Canada Conference in Olds, Alberta this May. Emily Simpson, Vancouver Community College (VCC) Learning Centre Coordinator and VCC WriteAway Institutional Coordinator, shared insight into the Learning Centre’s work on building Indigenous cultural awareness through collaboration with the Indigenous Education and Community Engagement Department.

One resource that Emily has found particularly valuable is Pulling Together BCcampus’ Indigenization Professional Learning Series
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WriteAway Around the World
The flexibility of online asynchronous tutoring allows institutions to staff the service while accommodating tutors who may be working, studying, or away from campus during their scheduled tutoring shifts.

This flexibility benefits the service: students can receive responses outside of 'working hours,' tutors can balance their shifts with other responsibilities, and institutions can rely on tutors to meet their scheduled hours, even if they are in a different time zone!

Tutors have been sharing the different locations that they've logged on to work their shifts. Check out the map to see all the places tutors have logged on for their shifts.
Some of the WriteAway folks gathered for a quick picture at the CWCA conference. It's always great to connect with our community in-person!

Pictured, from left to right: Amanda Goldrick-Jones (Simon Fraser University Coordinator), Holly Salmon (Douglas College Learning Centre Coordinator), Alena Rosen (Northern Lakes College Tutor), Emily Keery (Trinity Western University Coordinator), Amanda Brobbel (University of BC Coordinator), Megan Robertson (WriteAway Admin Centre), Erin McConomy (North Island College Coordinator), Nancy Squair (Douglas College Coordinator).
WriteAway at CWCA 2019
Members of the WriteAway community from across BC and Alberta attended the 2019 Canadian Writing Centre Association Conference held at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, in May.

Attendees were treated to two fantastic plenary sessions:

  • Dr. Steve Marshall who provided insight into plurilingual students' practices. Dr. Marshall has also produced a range of YouTube videos that are valuable resources for supporting students seeking help with grammar.
The refreshed WriteAway logo launches this September! The new look makes use of a fresh, friendly green that is approachable and open, the impression we want WriteAway to give students. The typography for the word 'write' is looser, appearing handwritten, which feels personalized - just like the feedback from WriteAway tutors. The grey, more serious typography of the word 'away' grounds the logo and gives it a professional feel. As always, students can expect professional and high quality responses with WriteAway.
Look for information on updated promotional material, including bookmarks and more, from the WriteAway Admin Centre soon!
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