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
The Best Candidate Wins: Interview to Job Negotiation Strategies (Foundations of Career Planning Program) Postdoctoral Fellows Office Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Practical Tips for Growing Your Network Postdoctoral Fellows Office, Graduate Pathways to Success, and Mitacs Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Compiling Professional Work Search Documents: Resumes, CVs, Cover Letters, Bios, and Profiles (Foundations of Career Planning Program) Postdoctoral Fellows Office Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Foundations of Project Management 1 Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Mitacs Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, 12 January 2018 - 5:00pm
Foundations of Career Planning Program Postdoctoral Fellows Office Tuesday, 9 January 2018 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 4:00pm
Starting With You: Clarifying Your Key Strengths, Values and Skills and your Personalized Development Framework (Foundations of Career Planning Program) Postdoctoral Fellows Office Tuesday, 9 January 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
UBC PDA Research Day 2017 UBC Postdoctoral Association (PDA) Monday, 4 December 2017 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Newcomers to Canada: How Canadian Health Benefits Work UBC Human Resources Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
European Funding Opportunities for Students, Postdocs and Researchers of All Nationalities Postdoctoral Fellows Office Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Orientation for Postdoctoral Fellows - Fall 2017 Postdoctoral Fellows Office Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 8:30am 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.