Category Archives: Socials

UBC Postdoc Association Research Day 2017 Program and Abstract Book

The UBC Postdoc Association Research Day 2017 Program and Abstract Book is now available to view and download, see you all Dec 4th.

PDA Whistler Trip is back February 2018 – book now!

Join us for our annual trip to Whistler on the last weekend of February (23-25 February)! Network with your fellow postdocs, discuss your research, and whether you’d like to ski/snowboard/cross country, there will be something for everyone!

 Cost for Friday & Saturday night’s accommodation: $105.00 per person (including tax)

 Accommodation Details: The The Whistler Lodge is about 2km from Whistler Village. We have booked 2 four bed dorms, which include bed sheets and towels as well as complimentary use of our wifi, pool table, bbq, sauna, and hot tub.

 RSVP here – the deadline is Wednesday, February 7. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. You can also organize your own accommodation, and we’ll meet you for the activities.

 Transportation: Car pools are the cheapest option, so if you have a car and can fit a couple of people, please let us know. If we don’t have enough cars, we could rent cars or take public transportation – Greyhound or the Whistler Shuttle can be reasonably cheap when booked in advance.

 Pass and equipment info: You are responsible for purchasing your ski pass and/or equipment rentals. If you purchase an Edge Card online 48 hours in advance, you can save some money. For more info see http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/. Check out the Whistler Blackcomb site for more information relating to passes, rentals, and lessons. Please contact Jessica, if you have any questions.

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: The UBC PDA is subsidizing this event and cost will be ~$20 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.