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.
|Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social||Thursday, 24 September 2020 - 3:00pm||UBC Postdoctoral Association (PDA)|
|NPAW 2020: The Academic Job Search - A Panel featuring UBC Postdoc Alumni||Thursday, 24 September 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office|
|NPAW 2020: Coffee with President Santa Ono (President and Vice-Chancellor)||Wednesday, 23 September 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am||Postdoctoral Fellows Office|
|NPAW 2020: Orientation for Postdoctoral Fellows - Fall 2020||Tuesday, 22 September 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office|
|NPAW 2020: Hot Lunch with Dr. Matthew Evenden, Associate Vice-President Research & Innovation||Monday, 21 September 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office|
|Copyright and Licensing for Open Educational Resources (online)||Tuesday, 25 August 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm||UBC Library|
|Leading Diversity and Inclusion (online)||Wednesday, 19 August 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm||alumniUBC|
|CANCELLED: Foundations of Project Management II (with Mitacs Training) (Online)||Wednesday, 19 August 2020 - 9:00am to Thursday, 20 August 2020 - 5:00pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office|
|Project Financial Management (online) (POSTPONED)||Thursday, 13 August 2020 - 9:00am to 12:30pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office|
|Cultivating Solidarity and Nurturing an Anti-racist Teaching Practice (online)||Wednesday, 5 August 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am||Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology|
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.