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.
|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)|
|Postdoc Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) - November 2019||Sunday, 17 November 2019 - 8:30am to Sunday, 24 November 2019 - 5:00pm||Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)|
|CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute||Monday, 10 June 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, 14 June 2019 - 5:00pm||Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)|
|CIRTL Foundations of Pedagogy (FoP1) - Fall 2018||Tuesday, 2 October 2018 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 4:00pm||CIRTL at UBC|
|Highlights of ASM’s Science Writing and Publishing Institute||Monday, 29 April 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm||Department of Microbiology and Immunology|
|Ecoscope/Statistics 2019-20 Workshop Series||Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - 1:00pm||ECOSCOPE|
|A Successful Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Project: From Proposal to Implementation||Wednesday, 5 June 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm||EURAXESS|
|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|
|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|
|Preparing for the Non-Academic Job Market||Tuesday, 28 January 2020 - 9:00am to 11:30am||Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers|
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.