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.
|PDFO/Mitacs Step Workshop: Time Management||Monday, 24 March 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO) and Mitacs Step|
|PDFO/Mitacs: Introduction to Project Management||Thursday, 3 October 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO) and Mitacs Step|
|Picking the Perfect Postdoc (online)||Wednesday, 22 April 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm||National Institues of Health, Office of Intramural Training & Education|
|Planning for success at UBC and beyond: Establishing your individual development plan||Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am||Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO)|
|Planning for Success at UBC and Beyond: Establishing Your Individual Development Plan (Part of the Career Building: Your Ladder to Success Pilot Program)||Thursday, 26 May 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am||Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO)|
|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)|
|Postdoc Instructional Skills Workshop - June 2020 (with CTLT) (online)||Saturday, 6 June 2020 - 8:15am to Sunday, 14 June 2020 - 5:00pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office|
|Postdoctoral Fellows Town Hall||Monday, 29 June 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am||Postdoctoral Fellows Office|
|Postdoctoral Fellows' Teaching Internship Orientation||Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm||Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology|
|Postdoctoral Research Day||Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm||UBC Postdoc Assoication (PDA)|
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.