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.
|Simple strategies for happier time: The role of people, workplaces, and policy in promoting time affluence||Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm||Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies|
|Public Speaking and Presentation Mastery||Wednesday, 8 May 2019 - 9:00am to 12:30pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office|
|Effective Supervision||Tuesday, 7 May 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office|
|Highlights of ASM’s Science Writing and Publishing Institute||Monday, 29 April 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm||Department of Microbiology and Immunology|
|Skills of Communication||Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Mitacs|
|Business Writing for Today's Professional||Wednesday, 20 March 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Mitacs|
|UBC PDA Annual General Meeting||Monday, 11 March 2019 - 5:00pm||UBC Postdoctoral Association|
|Foundations of Project Management II||Monday, 11 March 2019 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 12 March 2019 - 5:00pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office, Mitacs and Graduate Pathways to Success|
|MSFHR Program Information Session||Thursday, 7 March 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm||UBC VPRI and SPARC|
|UBC PDA Career Networking Night||Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm||UBC Postdoctoral Association|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.