UBC offers and administers programs that provide professional development to PDFs. Events offered by the PDFO will open for registration approximately 1 week in advance. Registration is required for all PDFO events.

The Postdoctoral Fellows Office is pleased to introduce Foundations of Career Planning, a three-part workshop program designed to provide postdocs with the support and resources required to establish the foundations of a post-PDF career, whether in academia or in 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 interview and negotiation process. Information about the program, including upcoming dates and registration, can be found on the Foundations of Career Planning page.


Previous Events

Event Title Date Organizer
Managing Up to Maximise Mentoring Relationships (online) Wednesday, 6 May 2020 - 11:00am to 1:30pm National Institues of Health, Office of Intramural Training & Education
Building Resilience as a Postdoctoral Fellow (online) Tuesday, 5 May 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am Postdoctoral Fellows Office
Informational Interviews: What? How? Why (online) Monday, 4 May 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm National Institues of Health, Office of Intramural Training & Education
Witness Webinar: Can Governments Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Still Respect Personal Privacy? Monday, 4 May 2020 - 8:30am Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
7th Annual Online Career Conference for PhDs Saturday, 2 May 2020 - 11:00am Beyond the Professoriate
Pre/Post Publication Peer Review Friday, 1 May 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm National Institues of Health, Office of Intramural Training & Education
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
Networking Skills (with Mitacs Training) (online) Thursday, 30 April 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm Postdoctoral Fellows Office
Immigration for Postdoctoral Fellows (online) Wednesday, 29 April 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am Postdoctoral Fellows Office
Big Thinking - "Networked bodies, AI, and our future digital lives" (virtual lecture) Tuesday, 28 April 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:00pm Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences


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 postdoctoral.fellows@ubc.ca.