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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Graduate Writing Boot Camp

Have you completed your research and are now writing chapters of your thesis? Want an environment where you can write distraction-free and make significant progress? Graduate Writing Boot Camp is for you!

Over three consecutive days, Graduate Writing Boot Camp will give you a productive, distraction-free work environment and space to make significant progress with your writing. We will also provide you with the opportunity for at least one individual session with a Writing Specialist, which will help you develop the strategies to become a more skillful writer. There will also be short input sessions that will equip you with techniques to help motivate you to continue with your writing.

2020 dates will be available soon!

2020 schedule will be available soon!

In addition to the online registration, all participants are required to submit a Supervisor's Consent Form to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies before Graduate Writing Boot Camp begins.

The boot camp is strictly limited to 30 participants. There is no charge for this event; however, a non-attendance fee of $50 will apply if you register but do not attend.

2020 registration will open soon!

  1. Talk to your supervisor; they can help you decide if you are ready to take this opportunity to focus on your writing. 
  2. Identify the section(s) on which you will focus.
  3. Collect and organize in advance all the materials (e.g., notes, drafts, data, charts) that you will need over the three days. 
  4. Think about the areas in which you would like specific help during your individual session with a Writing Specialist.
  5. Check if your schedule allows you to be available throughout the three days. A Supervisor’s Consent Form will be required in order to complete your registration.

Please note: The boot camp is for writing, not for further reading or research. You will be expected to commit to each of the three days, to be punctual and to reserve Internet use and texting for lunch breaks. We want you to make serious progress with your writing!

If you have any questions about Graduate Writing Boot Camp, please contact gradengage@ontariotechu.ca