2018 National Postdoc Appreciation Week Barbecue

Date & Time

Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm


St. John's College, UBC Point Grey Campus


Postdoctoral Fellows Office



National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW), sponsored by the National Postdoctoral Association, takes place September 17-21, 2018.  Now in its ninth year, National Postdoc Appreciation Week will be celebrated across Canada and the U.S. to create awareness of and recognize the contributions that postdocs make to research.  We hope that all supervisors recognize the efforts of their Postdocs during this week of celebration.

Campus-Wide Events

NPAW Barbecue (organized by the PDFO)

UBC, and especially the PDFO, would like to take this opportunity to thank our Postdocs for their hard work and for all the contributions they have made.  As a token of our appreciation, we will be hosting our Annual BBQ event on Thursday, September 20, 2018 and would be pleased if you could join us. 

Korean BBQ and Karaoke (organized by the UBC Postdoctoral Association)

Department-Specific Events

For postdocs from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology:

  • Poster Event and Social
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – 4:30 PM at Life Sciences Centre
  • Includes food, beverages, and prizes for poster presentations.

For postdocs from the Department of Botany:

  • Postdoc Lunch 
  • Friday, September 21, 2018 – 12:00 PM
  • Organized by the Botany Office 

For postdocs from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences: 

  • PDF Lunch at Sage Bistro
  • Friday, September 21, 2018 – 12:00 PM
  • Organized by the Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

For postdocs from the Michael Smith Laboratories: 

  • Pizza Lunch 
  • Monday, September 17, 2018 – 12:00 PM at MSL

For postdocs from the Department of Asian Studies 

  • Meet the Postdocs Event in Room 604, Asian Centre
  • Friday, September, 21, 2018 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

For postdocs from the Department of Psychology 

  • Postdoc Appreciation Lunch, Kenney Building 
  • Friday, September 21, 2018

For postdocs from the Department of Urologic Sciences: 

  • Coffee and treats organized by the Vancouver Prostate Centre 

If your department or unit will be hosting an event for NPAW, please let us know!


The PDFO is pleased to feature a prize draw as a part of our NPAW barbecue, but we could not offer this draw without the generous support of our donors. We would like to thank the following organizations for their generous donations in support of the 2018 National Postdoc Appreciation Week Barbecue.