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Dissertation Writers' Retreat

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
International and Graduate Affairs Building

The Thesis Strangelove Dissertation Writers’ Retreat is a joint initiative of SGPS, SOGS, and the Writing Support Centre, designed to provide Western PhD candidates in year 4 or above with dedicated time and space for intensive writing. Participating in the retreat can help you make significant progress in writing your dissertation, and help establish good writing habits that will enable you to meet future objectives. By providing you with a comfortable, encouraging, and distraction-free space, as well as support and advice from expert writing counsellors, we will give you the opportunity to remove yourself from daily distractions and time demands to focus exclusively on dissertation writing.

For three consecutive days (April 19, 20, and 21) you will come to a specific location (to be determined after registration) to write in three-hour blocks from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. During those hours you will be expected not to access the internet or your cell phone. For the three days of the retreat you will be expected to clear your schedule of extraneous demands on your time and to dedicate yourself to your writing. There will be a one-hour lunch break. A table will be reserved in the board room at the Grad Club for lunch during this time, and lunch vouchers will be provided. During the writing periods, we will provide coffee, tea, and healthy snacks.

Enrolment is limited to 30 students. To apply for a place, you must complete the registration form at:

Connie Vukson

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