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
2017 National Postdoc Appreciation Week Barbecue Postdoctoral Fellows Office Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Rehearsing Conflict: Workshop Performance UBC Human Resources & Department of Theatre and Film Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
3-Minute Postdoc Slam UBC Postdoc Association (PDA) Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Rehearsing Conflict: Theatre Workshop Series Workplace Learning & Engagement at UBC Human Resources Friday, 23 June 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 5:00pm
Why Capable People Suffer from Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Graduate Pathways to Success Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Orientation for Postdoctoral Fellows - Summer 2017 Postdoctoral Fellows Office Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
BC Children's Hospital Research Institute - #Altac Career Day BC Children's Hospital Research Institute Trainee Council Monday, 24 April 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Getting Your Message Across and Getting Noticed - Communication Skills for Academic Researchers Postdoctoral Fellows Office, Graduate Pathways to Success and the Public Scholars Initiative Tuesday, 4 April 2017 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
How to Keep Your Cash: The Canadian Tax System (Session 3 of 3) Postdoctoral Fellows Office Thursday, 23 February 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
How to Keep Your Cash: The Canadian Tax System (Session 2 of 3) Postdoctoral Fellows Office Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm


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.