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
Succeeding in Difficult Conversations Postdoctoral Fellows Office Tuesday, 15 November 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Project Financial Management (Budgeting Basics) Postdoctoral Fellows Office Thursday, 3 November 2016 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Project Management (2 Days) Postdoctoral Fellows Office Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 9:00am to Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 5:00pm
MSFHR Scholar Program Info Session and KT 101 Postdoctoral Fellows Office and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Monday, 17 October 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:45pm
Practical Tips for Growing Your Network Postdoctoral Fellows Office, Graduate Pathways to Success, and Mitacs Step Friday, 14 October 2016 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Business Writing for Today's Professional Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO), Graduate Pathways to Success Program (GPS) and Mitacs Step Wednesday, 5 October 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Time Management Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO), Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS) Program, and Mitacs Step Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO), Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS) and the University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO) Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Orientation for Postdoctoral Fellows - Fall 2016 Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO) Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm
2016 National Postdoc Appreciation Week BBQ Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO) Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm


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.