↻ Thesis Boost Writing Retreat | GPLL249


Does your thesis or research paper need a boost? Then join us for this hybrid three-day writing event, hosted in a supportive and motivating setting, and take a leap towards finishing your writing project.
Thesis Boost is for graduate students in the middle to later stages of writing their thesis or research papers. In partnership with the Library, Student Success Centre and Campus Wellness, we will offer you dedicated writing time, optional workshops, activities, and consultations with librarians and writing advisors to advance your writing project and adopt productive writing habits.
Library computers can be used as availability permits.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants should have begun writing their thesis or paper before participating in this event.

Learning Objectives

In this workshop, students will:
  • Dedicate time to writing their thesis or research paper in a supportive and motivating environment.
  • Participate in reflective goal-setting exercises
  • Have access to one-on-one consultations with librarians and writing advisors.
  • Break their isolation by joining a writing community and developing productive writing habits

Leaders Information

This retreat is led by the numerous trainers and advisors from GradProSkills, the Library, Learning Services, and Campus Wellness.

Additional Information

For further workshop information, contact GradProSkills Events at GradProSkills-Events@concordia.ca.

Participant Feedback

Both my concentration on and enthusiasm for my research were renewed after participating in the GradProSkills Thesis Boost. Dedicating three days purely to writing in a focused environment and surrounded by like-minded students was just what I needed to make a dent in my last thesis chapter. 
- Jacqueline Di Bartolomeo, History MA student 

If you want to get some work done for your dissertation register for Thesis Boost. In the 6-weeks after participating in Thesis Boost, I was able to get work done on two chapters of my dissertation. Take the chance to enjoy this experience, get some really good tips on how to organize your writing process, and share your experiences with others. 
- Lara Khattab, PhD Student in Political Science 


Event details

Workshop Location

In person & online

Start Date

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

End Date

Friday, May 20, 2022

Workshop days

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday


From 09:00 to 17:00


Racha Cheikh-Ibrahim


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Registration deadline

Sunday, May 15, 2022