Writing Centres, Writing Seminars, Writing Culture: Writing Instruction in Anglo-Canadian Universities brings together insights into the history of how writing has been taught in Canadian universities alongside profiles of how specific university academic units teach writing today. Engineering courses, writing centers, and writing programs are all represented, each one providing different models of how writing can be taught within their specific academic context. The editorsÕ introduction, an essay surveying current practices throughout Canadian universities, and the Afterword by Russ Hunt suggest ways of making sense of the tangled garden that is the teaching of writing in Canadian universities.
is associate professor and Director of Writing and Technical and Professional Communication at the University of Western Ontario. He has researched and written about the teaching of writing in Canadian universities since 1990, including Writing Instruction in Canadian Universities
(Inkshed Publications, 1994). Currently, he is co-editor of Inkshed: Newsletter of the Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning
Heather Graves published Rhetoric in(to) Science: Style as Invention in Inquiry in 2005. From 1994-2005 she was an assistant professor at Illinois State University and then associate professor at DePaul University in Chicago. Currently, she is co-editor of Inkshed: Newsletter of the Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning. Together with Roger Graves, she is writing two books (A Rhetorical Approach to Technical Communication, and the Canadian edition of the Brief Penguin Handbook) scheduled for publication in 2007.