A writing space for grad students

Are you a graduate student determined to write and defend your dissertation before your funding package expires?

Do you find it difficult to maintain a consistent writing schedule? Would you like to commit to writing regularly?

Join a community of peers who share your experience and can help keep you accountable. 

Contents

How it works Small, informal and encouraging atmosphere for you to focus on your work and discuss your writing goals
Schedule Fall/Winter 2018-19
Registration To register, please contact Grad Writing Group, Academic Success at gwg@utoronto.ca
Grad Mentor Bio Jacob Hogan
Grad Mentor Bio Paula Karger
Grad Mentor Bio Karima Kinlock
Grad Mentor Bio Nikoli Attai
Grad Mentor Bio Lisa Aikman

How it works

Groups of ten graduate students, with the support of a Learning Strategist and graduate mentor, provide a small, informal and encouraging atmosphere for you to focus on your work and discuss your writing goals.

Schedule — Fall/Winter 2018-19

There is limited space available in the groups and your peers need you to be there for accountability and support, so register only for groups (MAXIMUM 3) you can commit to attending each week. The following groups are still accepting registration: 

 

Monday:

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ivey Library (New College Library), 20 Wilcocks Street, downstairs workroom

1:30 p.m. to  4:00 p.m. Student Success Centre, 214 College Street Room 150A 

 

Tuesday: 

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Student Success Centre, 214 College Street, Room 150B 

1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, North Sitting Room 3015

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. First Nations House, 563 Spadina Avenue, 3rd Floor Lounge  



Wednesday:

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. First Nations House,  563 Spadina Avenue, Seminar room 

1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Transitional Year Program House, 123 St. George Street, Main Floor 

 

 

Thursday: 

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Student Success Centre, 214 College Street, Room 150B  

1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Student Success Centre, 214 College Street, Room 150B 

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, Room 3041



Friday:

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Student Success Centre, 214 College Street, Room 150B



Saturday:

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Grad Room, 66 Harbord Street, Lower Level



Sunday:

1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Grad Room, 66 Harbord Street, Lower Level

Registration

To register, contact Grad Writing Group, Academic Success at gwg@utoronto.ca.

Grad Mentor Bio

Jacob Hogan

PhD Candidate in Global History

Favorite writing quote: “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” – Henry David Thoreau

Favorite non-writing activity: Watching my sister, Hannah, do stand-up comedy!

Day & time of my group: Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fridays 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m

Jacob Hogan

Grad Mentor Bio

Paula Karger

PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature
 
Favorite writing quote: "It's hard to beat someone who never gives up." – Babe Ruth
 
Favorite non-writing activity: Running or walking on outdoor trails
 
Day & time of my group: Mondays 1:30 p.m. -4:00 p.m.
Paula Karger

Grad Mentor Bio

Karima Kinlock

PhD Candidate, Curriculum, Teaching & Learning

Favorite writing quote: "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Maya Angelou

Favorite non-writing Activity: Listening to live jazz bands and blues music

Day & time of my group: Mondays 9:15 a.m. -11:45 a.m. and Fridays 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Karima Kinlock

Grad Mentor Bio

Nikoli Attai

PhD Candidate, Women and Gender Studies

Favorite writing quote: "I write for those who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't."- Audre Lorde

Favorite non-writing activity: Cooking Caribbean food, nature trails

Day & time of my group: Mondays 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Thursdays 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Nikoli Attai

Grad Mentor Bio

Lisa Aikman

PhD Candidate, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies

Favorite writing quote: "Be ruthless about protecting writing days [...] guard the time allotted to writing as a Hungarian Horntail guards its firstborn egg." - J.K. Rowling

Favorite non-writing activity: walking my dog

Day & time of my group: Thursdays 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Lisa Aikman