Since 2009, the National Postdoctoral Association has sponsored National Postdoc Appreciation Week to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to research and discovery. We hope that all supervisors recognize the efforts of their postdocs during this week of celebration.
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 make to UBC's research enterprise.
2020 PDFO NATIONAL POSTDOC APPRECIATION WEEK EVENTS
Due to the ongoing situation around COVID-19 and physical distancing protocols, all of the PDFO's 2020 National Postdoc Appreciation Week events will be held online via Zoom. We hope you are able to join us at these upcoming events!
Join Dr. Matthew Evenden, Associate Vice-President Research and Innovation, for a virtual hot lunch to network and discuss issues including finding your path, teaching online, equity, diversity and inclusion, and the job search in the post-COVID world. Click here for more information and to register.
New postdoctoral fellows are invited to attend our fall Orientation for Postdoctoral Fellows. This half-day session will cover a range of important campus and academic information and advice geared to help you and your families obtain the most from your Postdoc experience at UBC. Click here for more information and to register.
Join UBC President Dr. Santa Ono for a virtual coffee break and Q&A. Click here for more information and to register.
Hear from a panel of former UBC postdocs about their journeys toward securing tenure-track academic careers. Moderated by Associate Dean Dr. Laura Sly, this panel features Dr. Jacquelyn Cragg (Assistant Professor, UBC); Dr. Britt Drögemöller (Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba); Dr. Calvin Kuo (Assistant Professor, UBC); Dr. Miranda Kirby (Assistant Professor, Ryerson University); Dr. Rachel Germain (Assistant Professor, UBC); and Dr. Natalie Zeytuni (Assistant Professor, McGill University). Click here for more information and to register.
Hear from a panel of UBC faculty members as well as former UBC postdocs about developing and delivering chalk talks and teaching demos. Moderated by Dean and Vice-Provost Dr. Susan Porter, panelists include Dr. Brett Eaton (Professor, Geography and Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts), Dr. Derek Gladwin (Assistant Professor, UBC), and Dr. Jorge Rosés Labrada (Assistant Professor, University of Alberta). Click here for more information and to register.
UBC POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATION (PDA) EVENTS
The UBC Postdoctoral Association (PDA) will be holding the following events in celebration of NPAW:
It's Postdoc Appreciation Week (Sept 21-25) and the UBC PDA is celebrating YOU by giving away free ice cream. Enjoy the last days of summer with ice cream and cold drinks while safely meeting up with other postdocs!
When? - Thursday, Sept 24 at 3:00 pm
Where? - The lawn on Main Mall, in front of the Biodiversity Museum (look out for the group of people with coolers full of ice cream)
A note on Safety Precautions:
We are taking safety very seriously and as such we will be following several safety measures. We will be capping the registration at 30 people and during the event we will be enforcing social distancing of 2 meters. We will be providing hand sanitizer and will be encouraging masks to be worn unless you are eating (we will provide masks as needed). The ice cream provided will be individually wrapped. As the pandemic is always evolving, we will be monitoring the situation and may cancel the event if needed.
For Postdoc Appreciation Week (Sept 21-25), the UBC and SFU PDA are teaming up for an epic Trivia Night. Join us for a fun evening and connect with other postdocs from SFU and UBC to test your knowledge!
The winning team and runner up will get awesome prizes!!
When - Friday, Sept 25 at 6 pm
Where - at home, via zoom
You are invited to bring your partner/roommates/friends along, but let us know how many people are participating, as we will be forming teams.
We will e-mail a zoom link to all participants who have successfully signed up closer to the date. Register fast as spots are limited!
OTHER ON-CAMPUS EVENTS
If your faculty, department/unit or research group will be offering events for National Postdoc Appreciation Week, please let us know!