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University launches its first Thesis Boot Camp

Posted: April 11, 2016 6:00 a.m.

University of Regina’s Thesis Boot Camp will run from April 18 – 20, 2016.
University of Regina’s Thesis Boot Camp will run from April 18 – 20, 2016. U of R Photography.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and Dr. John Archer Library are hosting the first ever Thesis Boot Camp at the University of Regina, April 18 – 20, 2016.  

“University of Regina graduate students are at the forefront of many of our research endeavours. The work they do is innovative and it pushes boundaries. But in order to walk across the stage and receive credit for their efforts, they first have to complete their thesis,” says Dr. David Malloy, Vice-President (Research). “Thesis Boot Camp supports and encourages our students as they tackle their final writing projects – helping make the last leg of this research journey a success.”.

The Thesis Boot Camp is a three-day intensive program designed to support graduate students in their academic journey of writing their thesis. Special sessions and workshops will focus on selected topics related to academic writing, using copyright material, thesis formatting and submission.

“Writing up one’s research in a cohesive thesis is a significant challenge for any graduate student. With the Thesis Boot Camp we intend to change this,” says Dr. Armin Eberlein, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. "Throughout the 3-day intensive programming, students will be able to focus on their thesis, strengthen their writing skills and make significant progress on their thesis.”

The Thesis Boot Camp is designed to help thesis/dissertation graduate students get a jump start on meeting their writing goals.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and Dr. John Archer Library aim to create a supportive and encouraging writing environment that is specifically designed to help graduate students to be productive and write free of distraction.

The program helps students learn to write more productively, and often to produce better writing, by providing four critical elements:

  • Space with minimal distractions;
  • Writing regimen/routine;
  • Peer motivation and support;
  • Expert consultants.

For more information about the University of Regina’s Thesis Boot Camp, please contact Arturo Segura, Manager of Special Projects – Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, via email at Arturo.Segura@uregina.ca.