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The Lake Shift writing retreat

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Lake Shift is a thesis writing retreat for doctoral students from Ontario universities, held at Queen’s Biology Station on Lake Opinicon (a 50 minute drive north of Kingston). The retreat takes place between Sunday, July 15 and Friday, July 20, 2018.

The retreat provides graduate students with structured time to write, workshops on tips for effective dissertation writing, opportunities to network with other graduate students and all in a beautiful location.

The objective of the retreat is to enable graduate students to make substantial progress in writing their thesis and to develop foundations to maintain that momentum. The fringe benefits of the Lake Shift include swimming, boating, hiking and campfire conversations and make for a balance of the cerebral with the physical and social for a well-rounded experience.

Please note that you will need to be comfortable sharing accommodation with people you have not met before arriving, and note that not all cabins have their own washroom facility.

Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) will cover the registration, travel and accommodation fees for two University of Waterloo doctoral students to attend the Lake Shift.

The application is now live. Apply by May 25 to be considered for this experience.

Questions about this opportunity? Contact Sarah Howard.

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