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
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
Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Saturday, 17 November 2018 - 8:30am to Saturday, 24 November 2018 - 5:00pm
International Fellowships for Research in Japan - Information Session with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Thursday, 8 November 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
The German Research Landscape & Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Postdocs Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Graduate Career Exploration Series: Careers in Higher Education Centre for Student Involvement and Careers Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
CIRTL Foundations of Pedagogy (FoP1) - Fall 2018 CIRTL at UBC Tuesday, 2 October 2018 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 4:00pm


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.