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 Date Organizer
So You Got Your University Degree… Now What? Adventures Of A Physicist At Large In The Business Of High Technology Tuesday, 28 January 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm Green College
Design Your Life Tuesday, 28 January 2020 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm Postdoctoral Fellows Office, Graduate Pathways to Success and the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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
Networking Skills Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Mitacs Training
Foundations of Career Planning: Winter 2020 Tuesday, 21 January 2020 - 9:00am to Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 4:00pm Postdoctoral Fellows Office
Immigration for Postdoctoral Fellows Thursday, 16 January 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Housing and Relocation Services Office
Build Your Scientific and Technical Writing Skills Tuesday, 14 January 2020 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 15 January 2020 - 5:00pm Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Mitacs Training
Building a Healthier You (Session Cancelled) Tuesday, 10 December 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am Postdoctoral Fellows Office
Tell Me About Your Research #4: Stepping Out and Becoming an ‘Expert’ Wednesday, 4 December 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Graduate Pathways to Success
Tell Me About Your Research #3: The Words on the Screen – Effective Communication in the Digital Age Wednesday, 4 December 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Graduate Pathways to Success


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.