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. Members come from across Canada and the US.
CASDW, first established in the early 1980s, continues to serve as the primary Canadian vehicle for scholarly conversation about the study and teaching of discourse and writing in academic and non-academic settings. Members meet and maintain contact with other scholars interested in discourse and writing studies, share ideas, explore possibilities for interdisciplinary and collaborative research, and stay up to date on relevant events and resources. Yearly membership averages over 100 individuals, students, and institutions combined. As a CASDW member, you can develop networking contacts with other colleagues in the field of discourse and writing studies, and:
As a CASDW member you can tap into a rich network of academic and organizational resources worldwide and—when available—gain access to government travel grants used toward holding CASDW conferences, and information on other government funding and grant possibilities.