The Inspired Academic: a writing retreat for female academics


Write and recharge


The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia is pleased to offer “The Inspired Academic” – an intensive writing retreat for female academics, in an stimulating environment. Dr. Pat Camp is a UBC Associate Professor with a track record in research productivity and mentorship, and has led numerous workshops and retreats on academic writing in Canada and the U.S.A. Retreat participants will learn strategies to overcome barriers to writing, will engage with colleagues, and above all, will have dedicated time to write!

The retreat is intended for pre-tenure and tenured female faculty who may feel challenged in maintaining or improving their writing productivity, want to learn strategies for increasing the amount and quality of their writing, and would like to build their community of female academics for support and scholarship.

This 5-day, 4-night retreat offers an opportunity for focused writing, reflection, creative thinking, and discussions relating to writing productivity, while surrounded by the beautiful forests and rivers of Squamish, British Columbia, Canada.

A statement from a recent retreat participant:
“…what I learned at the retreat will have a major impact on my way of working from now on… the set-up with your presentations (which were, without exception, very clear, inspiring, constructive, and easy to follow) combined with writing was the very best use of time…”

Space is limited and early-bird rates are available.

Single, shared, or ‘glamping’ accommodation is offered. Retreat fee includes accommodation and meals.

For more information on how to apply, please contact