Thesis Writing Group [Online]: 2023-05-19 to 2023-07-21

Friday, May 19, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, June 2, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, June 16, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, June 23, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, June 30, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, July 7, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, July 14, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, July 21, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
via Zoom (link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the workshop/event begins)

This workshop is in the past and registrations are unavailable.

Registration dates
closed Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 4:30pm

All times are Pacific Time Zone (Vancouver, BC, Canada).

 About Thesis Writing Group

Join Thesis Writing Group to make some serious progress on your thesis (or other academic writing projects) and to develop a sustainable writing practice. Thesis Writing Group runs for ten weeks each term and is modelled after other successful online writing groups that use scheduled time to work on writing with the (quiet) presence and support of other writers. Thesis Writing Group also makes many aspects of our in-person Thesis Writing Retreats available online throughout each term. 

What you can expect

Thesis Writing Group is held via Zoom. It is facilitated by members of the Graduate Writing Services team and the Research Commons Librarian, who are available for writing and research support during the weekly sessions. An Assistant for Theses will also be available for some of the sessions for any questions about using the thesis template, formatting, and the thesis submission process. Optional mini workshops on topics such as library research techniques, copyright, and academic publishing may be offered some weeks. For Summer 2024, sessions will be held on Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:30pm for 10 weeks, starting Friday, May 24, 2024 and concluding Friday, July 26, 2024.

Tentative dates for Fall 2024: 
Fridays, 9:30am - 12:30pm
September 27 to November 29

The online writing group format

Some of you may already be familiar with or have participated in online writing groups. For both those with and without experience, we encourage you to join us for this unique experience! The group will begin each session by briefly checking in and setting goals before turning to dedicated writing time. Participants can request support from our team through the chat feature, and consultations/discussions will take place in breakout rooms. The 3-hour sessions conclude with the group coming together and discussing any reflections or areas of interest/concern.

Writers will be asked to keep their microphones muted while writing, and the use of webcams is welcome but entirely optional for each participant. 

 Registration is for ten weeks

Registration is available for all 10 weeks of sessions combined. We ask that registered participants commit to attending each session to the extent that their schedules allow.

Please register by Thursday, May 23, 2024 before 6:00am in order to receive the Zoom link to join.

If you have any questions about Thesis Writing Group, please contact Julie Jones, Research Commons Librarian, at

Julie Jones
Robyn Long

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