Our 3 Minute Postdoc Slam is back!
When? June 14th, 3 pm to 5:30 pm, followed by a catered evening reception
Where? Michael Smith labs on UBC campus, room 102
What is happening?
The 3 Minute Slam is a speed conference, showing the awesome research of UBC postdocs in just 3 minutes 0n a single static slide. Learn how amazing the research of other UBC postdocs is and present your own project in a short and sweet talk – for the chance to win amazing prizes! Cash prizes will be given out for the three best talks – and this is not all. Coffee and cookies will be provided and there will also be a keynote lecture about science communication by Kaylee Byers and Michael Unger, the people behind Nerd Nite Vancouver. The event is followed by a networking reception with free food and drinks. Please indicate if you want to stay for the reception so that we can estimate catering size.
Everyone can attend, but the 3 minute talk competition is only open to postdocs. Register here until May 30th! Please submit an abstract if you want to present your research in a 3 minute talk.
Sounds great! I want to present! How do I prepare myself?
It is a hard-learned yet critical skill to communicate the essence of your research to an audience with a wide range of expertise and background. It may be intimidating, but the result is fun and rewarding, let alone the prizes you can win! For some inspiration on great 3 minute talks check out these helpful tips and have a look at winning talks from previous years on our YouTube channel and on the UBC grad student’s 3 Minute Thesis website.
I don’t want to present. Can I still attend?
For sure! It’s going to be a lot of fun.
Don’t forget to register!
Spring has finally arrived in Vancouver – and the new PDA executive team 2019-2020 has taken over. Meet the new officers who were elected at the AGM on March 11th:
- President: Daniel Anstett, Department of Botany
- Vice President Operations: Mriga Das, Department of Zoology
- Vice President External: Helen Neuert, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
- Vice President Communications: Yanina-Yasmin Pesch, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
- Vice President Finances: Deborah Jehu, Physical Therapy
- Vice President Social: Ryan Sweeney, Chemistry
The new PDA executive team is looking forward to planning a lot of events including events highlighting the awesome research by postdocs at UBC, professional development events, and – of course! – fun socials. We want to help everyone make the best of their postdoc experience at UBC.
We are looking back to a very productive year 2018-2019 in which the PDA could grow as an organisation. Highlights of the year 2018-2019 include:
We are just about to embark on our Whistler trip. Stay tuned for upcoming PDA news and events! Subscribe to our newsletter and follow the PDA on social media. If you want to get involved in the executive team, please contact us.
Join us for the UBC PDA’s inaugural Postdoc Career Networking Night!
March 6th, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
LSC West Atrium
We have reached event capacity and registration is now closed – to be added to our wait list for an available spot, please sign up at the link below:
Wait list registration
If you have signed up, but are no longer able to attend, please let us know ASAP so that we can give your spot to someone on the wait list.
Join us for an opportunity to connect with a variety of companies and employers in an informal setting. Discover the opportunities available outside academia, and what employers are looking for!
Representatives will be joining us from:
This event is free for postdocs, and we will provide light refreshments.
For those that sign up, we have arranged for Paul Joseph, the University Photographer to be on hand to take professional portraits at no cost – first come, first served!
Register for the event here! Space is limited, so sign up ASAP!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Your vote counts! Join us as we elect the new PDA Executive Committee for the upcoming year on Monday, March 11th at 5:00 pm at the Biomedical Research Centre room 351. No RSVP required.
The event will commence with reports from the outgoing PDA Executive Committee followed by short introductions of the new nominees, after which you can place your vote. We will conclude the event with a light reception furnished with complimentary snacks and refreshments to welcome the new committee members.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
We are excited to announce the call for nominations for candidates to be part of the UBC Postdoctoral Association’s 2019-2020 Executive Team!
Indicate your intent to run by Friday March 8th!
- Represent the postdoc community
- Gain leadership and management experience
- Organize professional development, research and networking events
- Interact with big-name academics, advocates, and UBC leadership
The PDA is run by Elected Volunteer Officers (the President and 6 Vice-Presidents). All 7 positions will be elected for the 2019-2020 year at our Annual General Meeting, held on Monday, March 11th in the Biomedical Research Centre, room 351 at 5 pm. A list of open positions and a description of their roles can be found below.
All UBC postdocs and research associates are encouraged to attend the AGM on March 11th for the elections. The event will be followed by a celebration with food and drinks!
Self-Nomination: Download the UBC PDA nomination form here. Please fill out this form and return it to email@example.com along with a recent photo and a short Letter of Interest (100-200 words) detailing why you would like to serve and any relevant experience.