Writing retreat this fall : Thèsez-vous in virtual mode

Posted on Friday, October 9, 2020

Since the start of the pandemic, the Thèsez-vous team has adapted their services to support students in a virtual context to meet the specific needs of working from home.

What is Thèsez-vous?

Thèsez-vous is a non-profit organization that specializes in creating human environments to facilitate scientific writing. Thèsez-vous offers graduate students the ideal conditions for writing a thesis, major research paper or scientific article according to the best practices documented by research. Writing retreats hosted by Thèsez-vous include productive writing sessions, workshops and opportunities to share resources with students from all disciplines.

Services offered this fall

In collaboration with Thèsez-vous, the University of Ottawa is committed to offering doctoral candidates the opportunity to participate in three virtual retreats, free of charge, which will be offered in two different formats:

Virtual Cohorts

One day per week for four (4) consecutive weeks with the same group of uOttawa doctoral candidates. This virtual writing retreat format will provide you with a supported virtual space of 6 hours per week with your peers.

Workshop #1
  • Dates: Fridays, October 16, 23 & 30 and November 6, 2020
  • Where: Zoom
  • Time: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Cost: free
Workshop #2
  • Dates: Fridays, November 20 & 27 and December 4 &11, 2020
  • Where: Zoom
  • Time: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Cost: free
Virtual Blitz

Surrounded by students from various universities, the Virtual Blitz offers you 14 hours of writing over two (2) consecutive days.

Workshop #3
  • Dates: November 9 and 10, 2020
  • Where: Zoom
  • Time: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Number of spots available: approximately 10 to 20 – exact number to be determined
  • Cost: free
Deadline to submit your application: Friday, October 9, 2020 before 12:00 pm
Application requirements (documents to submit):

A letter (maximum of one page) expressing your interest and explaining why this activity would be beneficial for you. In this letter, please indicate whether you prefer workshop number 1, 2 or 3. It is possible to participate in more than one workshop.

Selection criteria

  • Your letter should specify how you intend to progress in the writing of your thesis and how this retreat will be of assistance.
  • You must be registered to THD 9999
Registration fee for the retreats: Free

Selected candidates will not have to pay any fees. The University will cover the costs associated with the workshops.

For more information, please visit the Thèsez-vous website

If you have any questions, please contact us ogps@uottawa.ca

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