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UBC Career Days 2017

UBC Career Days
When? October 18 and 19, 11am-5pm
Where? AMS student Nest, 6133 University Boulevard 

Considering what to do after your postdoc is over? Thinking of opportunities outside academia? UBC Career Days job fair is the place for you!

With over 120 exhibitors, this is your chance to get in touch with your future employer!  UBC’s largest career fair presents a chance to talk with HR recruiters, and company representatives at their booth. It’s also a great opportunity for networking in a relaxed environment.

This year, for the first time, the UBC PDA has worked with the organizers to ensure that recruiters relevant to postdocs will be in attendance.

We will also be at the fair to help you out! Make sure you drop by the UBC-PDA stand (on the Atrium level) where we’ll point you in the right direction for the most relevant employers.

PDA Social Event: Great Climate Race

Join the PDA team at the Great Climate Race in the morning of October 29 – a 10km race/walk (whatever you prefer) along the seawall of beautiful Stanley Park. It’s not just any race – it’s one with environmental awareness. Look forward to a unique experience filled with costumes, theatrics, technology displays, fun and surprises!

Cost: Registration is free this year. 🙂
Bring: If you like, you can run/walk in a costume. 🙂

Excited? Resister with our team, or email Jessica for further information, including meeting time, etc.

PDA Social Event: PDA Holiday Party

Join us for our annual PDA Holiday Party on Tuesday, 12 December at 7:00pm at Nuba in Kitsilano! Let’s celebrate the festive season together while enjoying a delicious Lebanese buffet. Nuba offers fresh, organic food, and has many vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Cost: $30.38 per person (including 5% tax and 18% gratuity) for the Sharing Menu. You have to pay extra for drinks.

Bring: If you would like to take part in a game of Thieving Secret Santa, please bring one wrapped gender-neutral gift (Value – $10-15).

RSVP by Thursday, November 30. We have booked a semi-private room (The Courtyard) with a limited number of seats. Places will be based on a first come first serve basis. Please contact Jessica, if you have any questions.

PDA Social Event: UBC & SFU Meet & Greet

Let’s meet with SFU postdocs on Wednesday, September 27, at 7:00pm in Doolin’s Irish Pub. RSVP to Jessica if you plan to come.

National Postdoc Appreciation Week events

The National Postdoc Appreciation Week will take place September 18th-22nd
Here is a summary of the events events happening on and off the main UBC campus. Stay tuned as the list will be updated.

 

UBC PDA postdoc appreciation dinner

Join us as we end the Postdoc Appreciation Week off with a Korean BBQ and, if the mood strikes, some karaoke on Friday, September 22 at 7:00pm at the Royal Seoul House.

 RSVP by Friday, September 8. Please contact Jessica of you have any questions.

PDA Social Event: Kayaking

Join us for our upcoming 2-hours kayaking trip at Deep Cove in North Vancouver on Saturday, August 12 from 3-5pm (rain or shine). We have booked some double kayaks. Rental rates include equipment and a short introduction to the equipment and safety features.

Cost: $30.80 per person (including GST and PST). Please note that payment is required to secure your place. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, refunds will not be possible.

RSVP by Wednesday, August 9. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Some infos from the Deep Cove Kayak Centre:

What to Wear

  • We simply recommend that you dress for the weather in comfortable, athletic clothing that you don’t mind getting a little bit wet
  • More specifically, we suggest non-cotton layers and a wind/rain shell is nice to bring along if conditions change
  • If it is hot and sunny we strongly encourage sunscreen, hats and sunglasses (with a strap)

 What to Bring

  • Government issued Photo ID
  • Waterproof watch
  • Cell phones and cameras (brought at user’s own risk, we sell great waterproof cases at our shop)
  • Change of clothes for after paddling
  • Water Bottle and snack

PDA Social Event: Ice Cream, Beer & Bingo

Join us for some of the best ice cream in Kits on Thursday, July 13, half a block from the beach, followed by Beer & Bingo. We will get some ice cream from Paradiso Italian Gelato at 6:15pm and relax at the beach. Then we head for the Bimini Public House for Beer & Bingo at 7:30pm. RSVP to Jessica if you plan to come.

PDA Social Event: Joint UBC/SFU Social

Let’s meet with SFU postdocs for a bar tour on Thursday, July 6. We start in Steamworks Brew Pub at 6:30pm. RSVP to Jessica if you plan to come.

UBC 3-Minute Postdoc Slam: Present your research in 3 minutes to win!

Photos of the event

DATE: Wednesday, 28th of June

VENUE: Life Sciences Centre, UBC Vancouver

PRESENTATIONS: 4 PM – 6 PM, Room LSC3
PRIZES and REFRESHMENTS: 6 PM – 8 PM, Room 1510

Online registration is now closed – please come and register at the event.

Our annual 3-Minute Postdoc Slam is back! Enjoy as UBC postdocs engage the audience and share their research in exactly 3 minutes, using only one static slide. The top 3 presenters are competing for $100, $75 and $50 in cash!

The event will feature a keynote talk by Dr. Jennifer Gardy (UBC School of Population and Public Health), ‘A very, very short course in science communication’. Dr. Gardy is an experienced communicator of science, known from her frequent appearances on TV shows like The Daily Planet and The Nature of Things.

Following the talks, food and refreshments will be served at a networking reception from 6 PM, generously supported by the BCCHR.

All postdocs, research associates, students, and faculty are welcome to come and hear about the exciting research going on across UBC. Please come along and register at the door.

Speaker slots are now filled. Registered speakers can check out the rules and additional details of the contest here.

Contact The UBC PDA if you have any questions.

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