Grad Chat - 8 August 2017 - The Lakeshift

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This week on Grad Chat: The Lake Shift featuring Ph.D. students from 14 Ontario Universities Yvonne Simpson (York University), Madison Bettle (Western University), Paula Karger (University of Toronto) Overview: The Lake Shift is a thesis writing retreat for doctoral students from Ontario universities. The five day retreat is running from Sunday, July 9th to Friday afternoon, July 14th, at the Queen’s Biology Station on Lake Opinicon (a 50 minute drive north of Kingston). The retreat provides doctoral students with structured time to write, workshops on tips for effective dissertation writing, opportunities to network with other graduate students and all in a beautiful location. The objective of the retreat is to enable doctoral students to make substantial progress in writing their thesis and to develop foundations to maintain that momentum. The fringe benefits of The Lake Shift include swimming, boating, hiking and campfire conversations and make for a balance of the cerebral with the physical and social for a well-rounded experience.

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