Thesis Writing Group [Online]: 2024-05-24 to 2024-07-26

Friday, May 24, 2024 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Friday, May 31, 2024 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Friday, June 7, 2024 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Friday, June 14, 2024 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Friday, July 5, 2024 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Friday, July 12, 2024 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Friday, July 26, 2024 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
via Zoom (link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the workshop/event begins)
Registration dates
closed Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 6:00am

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 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 and 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 will 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.

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

Julia Lane
Julie Jones

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