Gloria Borrows (BA SFU, MA UBC)

Gloria first came to UFV as a student in 1979. She has taught courses in academic writing at UFV since 2000; she has also taught at the University of Lethbridge. Gloria’s areas of interest include genre theory, writing studies theory and pedagogy, the rhetoric of science, medical and health discourse, and addiction studies. From 2000-2011, Gloria was co-editor (with Nadeane Trowse and Fay Hyndman) of the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing, the peer-reviewed journal of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing.

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Nadeane Trowse (BA SFU, MA UBC)

Nadeane has taught at UFV since 1998 and has also taught at SFU and Douglas College. In addition to teaching in the Writing Centre, she has taught courses in the history of rhetoric and language, genre theory, proposal and advocacy writing, academic writing, workplace writing, and medieval literature. Nadeane continues to be active in advocacy that is intended to preserve both historical sites and the environment. From 2000-2011, Nadeane was co-editor (with Gloria Borrows and Fay Hyndman of the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing, the peer-reviewed journal of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing.  

 

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Dana Landry (BA Honours SFU, MA UBC, PhD Candidate UBC)

Dana has taught in the Writing Centre since 2002 and has taught courses in academic and life writing as well as rhetorical theory. Her areas of interest include genre theory, writing pedagogy, the scholarship of teaching and learning, interdisciplinarity, life writing, and qualitative methodology. Her doctoral research examines the discipline of writing studies in Canada through a quantitative and qualitative survey of subscribers to the list-servs of the organizations of writing studies. She is also conducting a study, with Dr. Andrea Hughes (PSYCH), of the impacts of explicit writing instruction on students' literature reviews.

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Shurli Makmillen (BA SFU, MA SFU, PhD UBC)

Shurli joined the Writing Centre in 2010. She has taught courses in academic and workplace writing, race studies, rhetoric and writing studies theory at universities across Canada. Her current research draws from theories of language and genre to understand texts arising from contact between Indigenous and settler societies. She is the author of "Colonial texts in postcolonial contexts: A genre in the contact zone" in a special issue of Linguistics and the Human Sciences (2007). Her current research, being undertaken with Dr. Katja Thieme at the University of British Columbia, looks at the ways in which Indigenous methodologies and knowledges are finding form in undergraduate course outlines and assignments, and in the student writing they elicit. 

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Kim Norman (BA UVIC, MA SFU)

Kim has taught in the Writing Centre since 2002, and has taught many courses in academic writing, some of which are designed specifically for Health Sciences students. Her areas of interest include genre theory, writing pedagogy, medical and health discourse, popularization, and metaphor. Her most recent research, in collaboration with Joe Ilsever of the Business Department, examines ways in which explicit writing instruction in numerous sections of BUS 430 contributes to students' enculturation into academic and professional communities.

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Graham Shaw

Graham trained and worked as a psychologist and educator in Australia before returning to British Columbia. His research interests at the Writing Centre include how feedback about writing can be conceptualized and delivered to optimal effect. He is currently investigating peer-review processes for revision to build evidence about the types of feedback that students will seek out and use to improve their written work. He is also currently working on a PhD in Science in Population and Public Health at UBC, specializing in program evaluation.

 

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