Dissertation Boot Camp: August 18, 19 and 20

Why, What, Who, and How?

Why a Virtual Dissertation Boot Camp?

​​​Writing a dissertation is a priority for doctoral students, but finding productive writing time is often a challenge. Despite its centrality, the dissertation is frequently neglected amidst all the obligations and distractions of everyday life. The Virtual Dissertation Boot Camp is a chance to step away from that routine and focus exclusively on dissertation writing for three days, in an online setting.

What is a Virtual Dissertation Boot Camp?

​The Virtual Dissertation Boot ​Camp will give you dedicated blocks of writing time as well as the opportunity to learn about strategies for productive dissertation writing. You’ll be required to set aside other demands on your time for three days, giving you the opportunity to make significant progress in your writing. We will also discuss various productivity approaches to help you gain momentum in your writing that will last beyond our three days together.

Who is eligible to enrol in the Virtual Dissertation Boot Camp?

In order to sign up for the GCAC Virtual Dissertation Boot Camp, you must meet the following conditions:

  • You are actively engaged in writing a doctoral dissertation in any department at U of T; the dissertation boot camp is not open to Master’s students.
  • You are finished with course work, qualifying exams, and primary research and/or data collection; the boot camp is designed for writing, not further reading and research.

How does the Virtual Dissertation Boot Camp work?

We will conduct this boot camp using an online platform. Over the course of each day, there will be a combination of instructor presentations, uninterruped writing time, and group discussions. The camp will be run by a facilitator knowledgeable about the many challenges associated with dissertation writing. Each day will begin at 9:00 am and conclude after 4:00 pm.

How Do I Apply?

Registration is now open! To apply for this dissertation boot camp, please fill out the application form found at this link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=JsKqeAMvTUuQN7RtVsVSECIpWvo7m0BOk4S18MRyK0VUNDRDRTlONjNETktENlpPSzRINDczN0IyTC4u

You will be taken to a Microsoft sign-in page. Please enter your U of T email address and you will be taken to a UTORid sign-in page. Sign in and complete the application form.

If you are eligible, you will receive a confirmation of enrollment within two days of applying. When you accept your spot in the boot camp, you will be confirming that you will be available to attend for the full three days

Please note: Eligible applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.​ If you have already participated in a GCAC (or ELWS) Dissertation Boot Camp, you will only be considered after applicants who are applying for the first time.