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
Foundations of Project Management I Monday, 4 February 2019 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 5 February 2019 - 5:00pm Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Mitacs
Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It Thursday, 31 January 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Orientation for Postdoctoral Fellows - Winter 2019 Tuesday, 29 January 2019 - 8:30am to 12:30pm Postdoctoral Fellows Office
The Nuts and Bolts of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 9:00am to 12:30pm University-Industry Liaison Office, Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Graduate Pathways to Success
MSFHR Research Trainee Program Information Session Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Postdoctoral Fellows Office
UBC Postdoc Research Day 2018 Monday, 3 December 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm UBC Postdoctoral Association
Public Speaking and Presentation Mastery Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm Postdoctoral Fellows Office
Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) Saturday, 17 November 2018 - 8:30am to Saturday, 24 November 2018 - 5:00pm Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)
International Fellowships for Research in Japan - Information Session with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Thursday, 8 November 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
The German Research Landscape & Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Postdocs Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost


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.