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.
|Industry Careers: Job Search Skills (online workshop/seminar)||Tuesday, 31 March 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am||NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education|
|Becoming a Resilient Scientist: Setting Reasonable Expectations and Healthy Boundaries for Ourselves and with our Supervisors||Wednesday, 1 April 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm||NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education|
|The German Research Landscape & Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Postdocs||Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm||Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost|
|Copyright and Licensing for Open Educational Resources (online)||Tuesday, 12 May 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm||Open UBC Webinar Series|
|Options for Pregnancy Termination Innovation (OPTions) Initiative Hackathon||Monday, 15 June 2020 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 17 June 2020 - 5:00pm||OPTions Initiative|
|Witness Webinar: Can Governments Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Still Respect Personal Privacy?||Monday, 4 May 2020 - 8:30am||Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies|
|Orientation for Postdoctoral Fellows - Fall 2017||Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 8:30am to 12:30pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office|
|2017 National Postdoc Appreciation Week Barbecue||Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office|
|Public Speaking and Presentation Mastery||Wednesday, 8 May 2019 - 9:00am to 12:30pm||Postdoctoral Fellows Office|
|European Funding Opportunities for Students, Postdocs and Researchers of All Nationalities||Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am||Postdoctoral Fellows Office|
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.