Call for CSSR 2017 Nominations

Dear CSSR/SCER members, we need to elect people to fill the following roles on the Executive and Committees at the 2017 AGM. If you would like to nominate someone, or nominate yourself, please contact the president Tania Smith at president@cssr-scer.ca before May 25.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the AGM.

Executive committee

We will need to prepare a full slate of nominees in case proposed 2017 Constitutional Revisions are accepted at the AGM.  If none of the revisions are accepted, we will require a new secretary-treasurer and member-at-large.

Persons currently serving in the Executive may seek re-election to their current role or may seek to be elected to a different role.

See position qualifications in the proposed 2017 constitution revisions at  https://goo.gl/forms/iRtcrqjTsURUNwdn1

  • President:  Tania Smith (2015-2017)
    • Nominees welcome 
  • Vice-President:  John Moffatt (2015-2017)
    • Nominees welcome 
  • Secretary-Treasurer:  David Beard (2015-2017)
    • Nominees welcome 
  • Past President & Rhetor journal editor: Pierre Zoberman (2015-2017)
    • Past President 2017-2019 will be Tania Smith, whether or not she serves in another role as well.
  • Member-at-Large:  Benoit Sans (2016-2017)
    • Nominees welcome 

Additional Executive roles

If the revised constitution is accepted, the Editor role will be separated from the Past President role, and the Editor and Webmaster will be on the Executive committee.

  • Rhetor Journal Editor
    • Nominees welcome  
  • Webmaster: Tania Smith (2012 to present)
    • Nominees welcome 

Advisory committee

This committee reviews conference presentation proposals for the upcoming year’s conference.

  • Bruce Dadey (2015-2017)
    • Nominees welcome 
  • Jonathan Powers (2015-2017)
    • Nominees welcome 
  • Tracy Whalen (2016-2018)
  • Tess Laidlaw (2016-2018)
  • Julie Dainville  (student) (2016-2018)

Editorial committee

  • Pierre Zoberman (Editor/directeur, 2015-2017)
    • to be Replaced by newly elected Editor
  • Jeanie Wills (2013-15 past editor, member to 2017)
    • to be Replaced by Pierre Zoberman, past editor 2015-2017
  • Alice den Otter (2016-2020)
  • Randy Harris (2014-2018)
  • Victor Ferry (2014-2018)
  • Loic Nicolas (2014-2018)
  • Patricia Ofili (student in 2016) (2016-2020)
  • Kyle Gerber (student in 2016) (2016-2020)

Nominees welcome.  It would be wise to add 1-2 people in 2017 so that terms are staggered. We need Francophones.

Student prize committee

TOR: “At least one member must be currently on the Executive Committee and/or Editorial Board. At least one member should be a francophone. All members hold a Ph.D. and are not currently studying for a graduate degree.”

  • J. Moffatt,
  • D. Beard,
  • Shannon Purves-Smith
  • Nominees welcome

Webmaster Assistant & Social Media Assistants

  • Ryan McGuckin (Google+ 2015 to present),
  • Bruce Dadey (2016 to present)
  • Brandon Katzir (Twitter, 2015 to present)
  • M. Shivaun Corry (Facebook 2017 to present)
  • Nominees welcome

As I do each year, I will check to see if these can continue to serve.

Reminder: 2017 Constitutional Revisions for Review

We have created two Google Forms (online surveys) that present the revisions and their rationales and gather feedback in advance of the 2017 AGM at our conference. There will be limited time for discussion during the AGM.

We welcome responses from all who consider themselves affiliated with CSSR.

Please try to respond on these forms before May 25, since we may need some time to compile and review the responses prior to the AGM.

For more information, see the original post April 16 at http://cssr-scer.ca/for-review-cssr-scer-constitutional-revisions/

2017 Writing and Rhetoric position at U of Toronto

There is a 2-year contract position available in the Writing and Rhetoric Program at Innis College, University of Toronto.

The position will begin July 1, 2017 or shortly thereafter, and end June 30, 2019. 

The deadline for applications is May 25, 2017.

https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700628

Sharon English, who is currently the director of the program, will answer any questions applicants might have.

CFP: 2018 Rhetoric Society of America conference

Dear Friends and Members of RSA,
The 2018 Conference Team is pleased to announce that the 18th Biennial Conference website is now OPEN for submissions. You can submit your individual papers, panels, and special session proposals to: https://ww3.aievolution.com/rsa1801/
Click here for a copy of the conference call. Please share it with interested colleagues. If you would like to refer others to a URL instead, please use the following URLs.
Bill Keith, Roxanne Mountford, Christa Olson and I look forward to seeing your submissions.
If you have any questions, please forward them to: rsasubmissions@rhetoricsociety.org

REMINDER: 2017 CSSR / SCÉR Accommodations & Banquet

If you plan to attend our conference in 2017, please make your plans for accommodation and sign up for our banquet, if you have not done so already.  We will meet in less than 6 weeks.

1. Accommodation is likely to fill up quickly. The Congress is attended by more than 7000 academics every year. Congress also offers discount codes for two airlines, WestJet and Air Canada. See the Congress website’s “Plan Your Trip” page: http://www.congress2017.ca/plan-your-trip

2. Please use the RSVP link below to sign up for the 2017 CSSR / SCÉR Banquet on Sign Up Genius:

Tuesday, May 30, 19:00 (after the first day of our conference).Lola’s Kitchen, 634 Church Street, Toronto, ON, http://lolaskitchen.ca/

RSVP online by May 25 at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c45a8a62aa1f58-banquet

Pay for your own meal at the restaurant.

Mardi, 30 mai, 19h00. (Après le premier jour de notre conférence)Lola’s Kitchen, 634 Church Street, Toronto, ON, http://lolaskitchen.ca/

RSVP en-ligne avant le 25 mai: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c45a8a62aa1f58-banquet

Payez votre repas au restaurant.