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.
|Funding your Research: NSERC Grant Writing||Thursday, 14 November 2013 - 9:00am to 11:00am||Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO)|
|Getting the Word Out: Writing Your Research for the Public Sphere||Wednesday, 21 October 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO)|
|Getting Your Message Across and Getting Noticed - Communication Skills for Academic Researchers||Tuesday, 4 April 2017 - 9:30am to 4:00pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office, Graduate Pathways to Success and the Public Scholars Initiative|
|Graduate Career Exploration Series: Careers in Higher Education||Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm||Centre for Student Involvement and Careers|
|Graduate Students in Teaching Mini Conference 2020 (Online)||Monday, 27 April 2020 - 10:00am to Tuesday, 28 April 2020 - 3:00pm||Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology|
|Gynecologic Cancer Initiative Trainee Webinar Series||Friday, 5 June 2020 - 9:30am to Friday, 31 July 2020 - 10:45am||Gynecologic Cancer Initiative|
|Hacking the Brain||Wednesday, 4 November 2015 - 9:00am to 12:30pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO)|
|Hacking the Brain||Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO)|
|Hacking the Brain||Wednesday, 4 May 2016 - 9:00am to 12:30pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO)|
|Highlights of ASM’s Science Writing and Publishing Institute||Monday, 29 April 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm||Department of Microbiology and Immunology|
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.