Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing The Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW) is a bilingual scholarly association dedicated to advancing the study and teaching of discourse, writing, and communication in academic and nonacademic settings, higher education, business, government, and nonprofit organizations.
For this purpose, CASDW brings together researchers, teachers, and practitioners from diverse disciplines and professions: English, Education, Engineering, Business, the Humanities, the Social Sciences, the Natural Sciences, and others, who study and teach both written and oral communication, including visual and digitally mediated communication.
Every year in late May-early June, CASDW hosts a bilingual, 2- to 3-day scholarly conference at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. The Congress itself is organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
9:00 - 10:15- “From contemplation to social action: Writing as a tool for hopeful living”
Andrea Williams, University of Toronto
Barbara McNeil, University of Regina