Writing at the Centre: A Sketch of the Canadian History


  • Janet Giltrow University of British Columbia




This contribution to our national discussion on writing studies and writing centres takes the long view, seeing recent events—reorganisations, reclassifications—as a chapter in the history of writing centres in Canada. It is a long view, but neither as long nor as broad as it could be, for it is tethered to my own career in writing studies: this is what I have seen, from institutional positions I have occupied, and from scholarly positions I have taken. I hope others will extend this slender timeline with further episodes and comment, and with corrections, challenge, and inquiry. I offer some preliminary analyses of the forces and trends at work in the history—and future—of writing centres in Canada, hoping others with bring further and deeper analyses to the story.




How to Cite

Giltrow, J. (2016). Writing at the Centre: A Sketch of the Canadian History. Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie, 26, 11–24. https://doi.org/10.31468/cjsdwr.48



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