Please join us for UBC's Orientation Day for PDFs. This semi-annual event is sponsored by the Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO) in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. All new PDFs and existing PDFs who have not yet attended a PDF Orientation are invited.

Please check back for upcoming Orientation dates for Summer 2017 and Winter 2017.



Orientation Day 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. Also, this will be an opportunity to get connected on campus and to meet other Postdocs from many different faculties.


Please note that the programme may change based on presenter availability.

  • Registration / Information Fair
  • Lunch
  • Welcoming Remarks - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
  • Introduction to the Postdoctoral Fellows Office
  • UBC Postdoc Association - Who we are?
  • Introduction to the VP Research Office
  • Introduction to Faculty Relations & HR Benefits
  • Coffee Break
  • Getting to Know Vancouver and Canadian Culture
  • Surviving & Thriving at UBC - A Postdoc's Perspective
  • Keys to Success as a Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Wrap Up & Closing Remarks
  • Orientation will be followed by a pub social event hosted by the UBC PDA.