The PDA proudly presents 3 Minute Postdoc Slam 2020
The Postdoc Slam Event is going virtual this year! Tune in on July 22 to compete in or attend our annual slam competition and for two great keynote speakers discussing science communication.
Everyone is welcome to attend! (Postdoc Slam Competition is only open to postdocs). Registration is required to attend the event.
When? July 22, 2020 from 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Where? Online via Zoom (participants will receive a Zoom link after registration)
If you would like to participate in the Postdoc Slam Competition, presenter registration Deadline is July 8th
Alan Shapiro is a water, sustainability, and science communication professional passionate about applying science communication tools to environmental issues. Alan splits his time between teaching at BCIT and SFU and consulting for non-profits and companies on water and sustainability challenges. He is also co-founder and chair of science outreach non-profit Science Slam Canada. Find him on Twitter at @watercomm.
Dr. Sinéad Aherne is currently a Project Manager at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) at BC Cancer where she has worked since 2017. Dr. Aherne has a PhD in Molecular Medicine, PMP certification, and 14 years experience conducting & managing clinical and basic science research. At the GSC she works with Principle Investigators to provide research project management support for large-scale epigenomics projects with a particular focus on financial management, stakeholder management, and knowledge translation. Prior to her role at the GSC, Dr Aherne worked as Science Festival Coordinator for Taste of Science Tampa. In this position she led a team of seven volunteers to produce Tampa’s largest science festival showcasing 27 speakers across 10 venues. She has MC’ed events, given TV, radio, & newspaper interviews, and spoken to the general public about her cancer research at the 2016 festival. She was also a speaker at the March for Science in St. Petersburg, Florida (~ 7,000 people, 2017).
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
As a part of research community at U15 institutions, UBC Postdocs are invited to participate in a survey to assess our knowledge of copyright and author addenda in the publication process.
This survey is a part of a study lead by Lauren Byl, the Copyright & Licensing Librarian at the University of Waterloo, funded by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Practicing Librarian Grant. This is important as researchers are increasingly being asked to make their research openly available, which requires them to retain some rights in their publications.
The anonymous survey would take about 15 minutes. Participation is voluntary.
In appreciation of the time you have given to this study, you can enter your name into a draw for 1 of 25 prizes, which include 2 grand prizes (a tablet, approx. $250 value) and a $20 Tim Horton’s gift card.
You can read fine prints and/or jump ahead to participate in the study here: https://uwaterloo.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_elLa2gr5RoskHJP
If you have any questions regarding this study, or would like additional information to assist you in reaching a decision about participation, please contact Lauren Byl at 1-519-888-4567 ext. 42356 or by email at email@example.com.