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 Organizer Date
A Successful Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Project: From Proposal to Implementation EURAXESS Wednesday, 5 June 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Tri-Agency Updates & CCV Consultation Postdoctoral Fellows Office, SPARC and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Monday, 3 June 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Design your Life: What do you want out of life, at UBC and beyond? Postdoctoral Fellows Office, Graduate Pathways to Success and Centre for Student Involvement and Careers Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Simple strategies for happier time: The role of people, workplaces, and policy in promoting time affluence Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Public Speaking and Presentation Mastery Postdoctoral Fellows Office Wednesday, 8 May 2019 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Effective Supervision Postdoctoral Fellows Office Tuesday, 7 May 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Highlights of ASM’s Science Writing and Publishing Institute Department of Microbiology and Immunology Monday, 29 April 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Skills of Communication Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Mitacs Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Business Writing for Today's Professional Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Mitacs Wednesday, 20 March 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
UBC PDA Annual General Meeting UBC Postdoctoral Association Monday, 11 March 2019 - 5:00pm


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.