National Postdoc Appreciation Week

           

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

2020 NPAW 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!

 

Monday, September 21, 2020 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM): Hot Lunch with Dr. Matthew Evenden, Associate Vice-President Research and Innovation

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.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM): Orientation for Postdoctoral Fellows

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.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM): Coffee with President Santa Ono

Join UBC President Dr. Santa Ono for a virtual coffee break and Q&A. Click here for more information and to register.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 (12:00 AM - 1:00 PM): The Academic Job Search - A Panel featuring UBC Postdoc Alumni

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.

Friday, September 25, 2020 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM): Chalk Talks and Teaching Demos - A Panel featuring UBC Postdoc Alumni and Faculty

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:

Thursday, September 24, 2020 (3:00 PM): Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social

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.

Click here to register!

Friday, September 25, 2020 (6:00 PM): Virtual SFU + UBC PDA Trivia Night

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!

Click here to register!

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

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