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Long Night Against Procrastination

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Ben Mitchell
WLK 1150C
Williams Lake Campus
Thompson Rivers University Library
1250 Western Avenue
Williams Lake, BC


What is LNAP?

LNAP is a writing and research extravaganza! However, it is also so much more: it recognizes and accommodates the demanding, multi-faceted schedules of our students by offering alternative and timely support; contributes to a sense of belonging; and battles loneliness and isolation.

On Thursday, November 17, from 5:30pm to 11:30pm, students are welcome to join a community of writers and academic support services.

Students can attend academic and wellness workshops, receive one-on-one support from tutors and librarians, put a dent in their assignments, and still get a good night’s sleep!


What’s new with the virtual Long Night Against Procrastination?

  • We’ll be hosting this event in-person at the House of Learning. Register HERE.
  • Workshops on citations, advanced search strategies, accessing source quality and understanding peer-review
  • Join faculty and peer mentors for Neurodiversity and Academic Writing and Studying Roundtable Discussions
  • And more!


What’s returning?

  • One-on-one writing, research, and citation support.
  • Academic and wellness workshops connecting students to important student services.


And, most importantly…

  • The sense of community and belonging that stems from students working towards a common goal!


Q: Do I need to register to attend?

A: Please do register HERE, as space is limited

Q: Will there be food?

A: Snacks will be provided throughout the night.

Q: What sort of support can I expect?

A: There will be Writing Centre tutors, Library staff, peer mentors, and more... who will be there as resources as you work on your writing and assignments.

Q: Is LNAP really a thing?

A: Yes! It is a global effort to create a safe and supportive environment for writers. it first started at the European University Viadrina, Germany in 2010 as a way of supporting students academically. Writing can be a lonely endeavour. who doesn't need a little encouragement and support from time to time?

Q: What should I have ready?

A: Bring at least one assignment to work on, including any assignment instructions or first draft that you might have. Bunny slippers are optional.

Q: What if I don't feel safe walking back to my residence late at night?

A: Safe walks will be available back to your residence or the bus stop at 11pm


LNAP Fall 2022: Thursday, November 17, 5:30pm to 11:30pm in the Library (House of Learning)


Long Night Against Procrastination Activities and Services 

Location/HL Room Number

5:30pm – 11:30pm

 Group Study Rooms

Are you a member of PACE or the TRU Student Storytellers? Join your fellow Peer Mentors in our group study rooms.

104 A and B

5:30pm – 11:30pm

Relaxation Station

Take a break in a quiet space to refocus with some mindfulness activities, colouring sheets, and tarot card readings.

Silent Reading Room/304

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Makerspace and Button-Making Station

Check out the cool technology available in the TRU Makerspace, or get creative and try out our popular Button-maker!


6:00pm – 11:00pm

Games Room

Join the TRUSU Games Club for a fun board and/or video games break!


6:00pm – 10:30pm

Library Research Support

Have a question about research, citation, or library resources? Stop by to ask us any research-related question or book a one-on-one session with a TRU Librarian.

2nd Floor

234, 238

6:00pm – 11:00pm

Writing Centre and Math Tutors

Tutors are available for one-on-one, in-person tutoring sessions. Pop in for a quick consultation or book a 30-minute appointment for more in-depth feedback with a Writing or Math Centre tutor.

2nd Floor

240, 242, 246

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Peer Academic Coaches

Need some support and resources for managing your time and stress, studying and test-taking skills, or giving presentations? Book a one-on-one consultation with a Peer Academic Coach.

2nd Floor

248, 252

6:30pm – 9:30pm

Focus on Wellness

Stop by the Wellness table to ask SWAT (Student Wellness Ambassador Team) representatives and Coordinator Olivia, Beckie, and Sam to learn about Wellness events, access resources, and discover tips on sleep and managing stress.

Learning Commons/102

6:30pm – 7:00pm

Mini-Spa (sponsored by the Wellness Centre)

Need a self-care break? Bhumika’s Salon and Spa will offer Henna tattoos and eyebrow threading. This is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Learning Commons/102

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Snack Break (sponsored by TRU Student Life)

“Pop” by the Popcorn Bar for a fun snack and chat with TRU Student Life to discover what’s happening on campus!

Learning Commons/102


Pizza Break

LNAP wouldn’t be LNAP without pizza! Join your friends for a couple slices to refuel.

1st Floor

Study Hall/164, 166

Long Night Against Procrastination Academic and Wellness Workshops

Academic workshop title and presenter

Wellness workshop title and presenter

Workshop description

Location/HL Room Number

6:00pm – 6:30pm

Tales from the Writing Centre

Roundtable Discussion and Q&A

Join Writing Centre tutors for a discussion about the most common issues they see during their appointments and their top tips for academic writing. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask any writing-related question!  


6:30pm – 7:30pm

Body and Brain Warm Up by Ashley Ekeland

Join yoga instructor Ashley for a movement-focused stretching and breathing workshop to warm up your body and mind for LNAP! Students will learn some take-away strategies to relax their bodies, clear their minds, and reduce stress.

SL Room/210

7:00pm – 7:30pm

Building your Self-Care Toolkit by Mark Zhang

Join TRU Counselor Mark for an open discussion about the concept of self-care, what it actually looks like in everyday life, and how to build your own self-care toolkit to support yourselves in times of need.


7:30pm – 8:00pm

Write for Rights by Anneka Spice

‘Tis the Season for social justice! Learn more about Amnesty’s Write for Rights campaign, which chooses 10 human rights cases and encourages supporters to sign online petitions, write letters to authorities, and create messages (cards, pictures, or letters) of solidarity to the affected people.


8:00pm – 8:30pm

“Trust Issues”: Peer-Review, Intellectual Authority, and Ghosts by Ben Mitchell

What’s a scholarly source? Are they the only kinds of sources you can use? Can any topic be a scholarly topic, even ghosts? Come find out with anecdotes about how Ben started a commotion at an annual conference of the History of Science Society!


8:30pm – 9:00pm

Peer Academic Coaches

Roundtable Discussion and Q&A

Are you making the most of your study time? Join Supplemental Learning Leaders and Peer Academic Coaches Loghan and Olivia for an interactive roundtable session to discover their tips for time management, studying, and taking tests!  *Book a one-on-one session with a Peer Academic Coach for support and resources with YOUR academic challenges! 


9:30pm – 10:00pm

Out of Cite, Out of Mind! Why Citation Matters and What to do About It by Amy McLay Paterson

It’s all there in the title, folks! Join Amy’s workshop for a helpful workshop on citation. Students will have the opportunity to ask any citation-related questions!


10:00pm – 10:30pm

BOOlean Isn’t That Scary: Advanced Searching in the Library by Erin May

Get some expert tips on how to find resources using ~fancy~ library search strategies!


10:30pm – 11:00pm

Nobody is Too Old for Storytime by Ben Mitchell

Yawn! Who’s ready to end a successful night of writing and studying? Join Ben Mitchell as he reads from some of his favourite bedtime stories to wind down LNAP.



Safe Walk

Get to your residence, bus stop, or car safely! Meet in the library entrance and bring a coat!


LNAP ends! See you next semester!

The Makerspace

The Makerspace

The Makerspace will be open late for LNAP

From 5:30pm-8:00pm

You can learn more about the Makerspace and take turns using the virtual reality rooms!


The Easiest Button to Button:

Throughout the night you can also make your own buttons using the Makerspace's button maker located across from the snack table.

You can learn how to use the button maker HERE.

Story Time Videos

Story Time Videos

You're never too old to read together!

Below are some virtual story time videos made by librarians at TRU. The books we read in person will be different.

Virtual Workshops

Virtual Workshops