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
An Introduction to Canadian Taxes (Session #1 of 3) Postdoctoral Fellows Office Wednesday, 27 February 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Discovering the Entrepreneur Within Postdoctoral Fellows Office, Graduate Pathways to Success, and Mitacs Monday, 25 February 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Build Your Scientific and Technical Writing Skills Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Mitacs Thursday, 21 February 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, 22 February 2019 - 5:00pm
Foundations of Project Management I Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Mitacs Monday, 4 February 2019 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 5 February 2019 - 5:00pm
Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Thursday, 31 January 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Orientation for Postdoctoral Fellows - Winter 2019 Postdoctoral Fellows Office Tuesday, 29 January 2019 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
The Nuts and Bolts of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer University-Industry Liaison Office, Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Graduate Pathways to Success Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
MSFHR Research Trainee Program Information Session Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
UBC Postdoc Research Day 2018 UBC Postdoctoral Association Monday, 3 December 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Public Speaking and Presentation Mastery Postdoctoral Fellows Office Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm


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.