The PDFO is dedicated to providing a wide variety of quality professional development opportunities to UBC’s postdoc community.
The PDFO is proud to offer three flagship professional development programs in addition to regularly-scheduled professional development workshops:
- Foundations of Career Planning Program: A three-part workshop program designed to introduce postdocs to the support and resources required to establish the foundations of a post-PDF career in academia or with a primary focus on industry. By the end of the program, participants will have developed through self-reflection the foundations needed to structure a development plan, put together a professional portfolio, and navigate the industry interview and negotiation process.
- PDFO-SPARC Internal Review Training Program: Launched in 2018, the PDFO-SPARC Internal Review Training Program is designed to integrate emerging scholars into UBC’s internal grant review process while also strengthening the competitiveness of UBC’s CIHR Project Grant applications.
- Postdoctoral Fellows Teaching Internship (PDTI): In collaboration with the Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), the Postdoc Teaching Internship is comprised of a three-day Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) and opportunities to work with a mentor.
Upcoming Workshops and Events
UBC offers and administers programs that provide professional development to PDFs. Events offered by the PDFO will open for registration approximately two weeks in advance of each session. Registration is required for all PDFO events. Participants who are successfully registered in a professional development session will receive a confirmation email from the PDFO within a week of the session.
|COVID-19 and its Impact on the Labour Market (Online) (POSTPONED)||Wednesday, 7 October 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am||Postdoctoral Fellows Office|
|Creating and Presenting a Virtual Poster (online)||Thursday, 9 July 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm||National Institues of Health, Office of Intramural Training & Education|
|Cultivating Solidarity and Nurturing an Anti-racist Teaching Practice (online)||Wednesday, 5 August 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am||Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology|
|CV's, Resumes and Cover Letters: Essential Job Search Documents (online)||Thursday, 30 April 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm||National Institues of Health, Office of Intramural Training & Education|
|CVs, Resumes and Cover Letters: Essential Job Search Documents (online)||Thursday, 16 July 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm||National Institues of Health, Office of Intramural Training & Education|
|Design Your Life||Tuesday, 28 January 2020 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office, Graduate Pathways to Success and the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers|
|Design Your Life (online)||Wednesday, 10 June 2020 - 12:00pm to Friday, 12 June 2020 - 2:00pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office|
|Design your Life: What do you want out of life, at UBC and beyond?||Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office, Graduate Pathways to Success and Centre for Student Involvement and Careers|
|Destination Europe: Research and Innovation Opportunities in Europe||Thursday, 13 February 2020 - 9:30am to 4:30pm||University of Washington|
|Discovering the Entrepreneur Within||Wednesday, 30 November 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO), Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS) Program, and Mitacs Step|
Privacy Notification: Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for the purpose of planning and administering each professional development workshop and event offered by the Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO). Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to the PDFO at email@example.com.