Category Archives: Socials

PDA Social: Mouth watering poutine – 38 varieties to choose from!

Join us for poutine on Friday, 17 March at 6:30 pm in the La Belle Patate, a restuarant that serves authentic Québécois cuisine, including 38 varieties of poutine. Poutine is a Canadian dish, originating in the province of Québec.

RSVP to Jessica  by Wednesday, 15 March.

PDA Social: Live Ice Hockey (Canucks vs Kings)

Let’s watch a live ice hockey game on Friday, 31 March at 7:00 pm in the Rogers Arena. Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings are playing.

Cost per ticket: $61

Please note that payment is required to secure your place. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, refunds will not be possible.

RSVP to Jessica by Monday, 27 March.

UBC PDA Annual General Meeting 2017 (March 9th)

Your vote counts! Join us as we elect the new PDA Executive Committee for the upcoming year, and vote on any amendments to the PDA Constitution on Thursday 9 March at 5:00 pm at the Life Sciences Institute (LSI), Room 1510. No RSVP required.

The event will commence with reports from the past PDA Executive Committee members followed by short introductions of the new nominees, after which you can place your vote. We will then vote on any proposed amendments to the PDA constitution, and 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. You can add this event to your Google Calendar by clicking on the button below. Alternatively, you can subscribe to the entire calendar, with all our events, here!

PDA January Social: Joint UBC/SFU Social

Let’s meet with SFU postdocs and have a beer together on Monday, 23 January at 6:30 pm in the CRAFT Beer Market!

Please contact Jessica, if you have any questions.

PDA February Social: Ice Skating

Join us for ice skating on Friday, 10 February at 10:00 pm in the Thunderbird Arena at UBC! Come out and try the public session – even if you’re new to skating.

Cost for UBC Faculty/Staff: $3.75 per person for admission, $3.50 per person for skate rental

RSVP by Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017.

Please contact Jessica, if you have any questions.

PDA Social: Escape Room

escape_roomLocked in a room – What would YOU do?

Join us for a real life escape game on Friday, 20 January at 6:10 pm at Locked Canada! Escape Room Experiences are 5D team games wherein you are locked in a room and forced to solve a mystery within 45 minutes. We’ve booked the theme “Crimson Room” for 6 players.

Cost: $18.70 per person (including tax). Please note that payment is required to secure your place. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, refunds will not be possible.

RSVP by Monday, 16 Jan. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Be on time, otherwise it will be deducted from our gaming time!

Please contact Jessica, if you have any questions.

PDA Social: Ice skating – all levels welcome!

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Join us for ice skating on Sunday, 8 January at 5:45 pm in the Thunderbird Arena at UBC! Come out and try the public session – even if you’re new to skating.

Cost for UBC Faculty/Staff: $3.75 per person for admission, $3.50 per person for skate rental

RSVP by Wednesday, 4 Jan 2017.

Please contact Jessica, if you have any questions.

PDA Whistler Trip is back February 2017 – book now! (UPDATE: Date changed!)

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Join us for our annual trip to Whistler from 24-26 February 2017 (please note date change)! 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: $115.00 per person (including light breakfast and tax)

Accommodation Details: The Alpine Lodge Hostel is located 4 km north of Whistler Village. The bus stop is just steps away and goes directly to Whistler Village. All rooms have mountain views and a balcony access. We have booked 2 rooms on the third floor, each furnished with a private bathroom.

RSVP now – deadline is Monday, 16 January. We have booked 8 beds (2 rooms, 4 beds per room). Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please note that payment is required to secure your place. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, refunds will not be possible. 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/. Discounted ski/snow board rentals are available at the Alpine Lodge. 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: Christmas Celebration at Nuba (UPDATED: RSVP extended to Mon Dec 5)

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Join us for our annual PDA Christmas Party on Monday, 12 December at 7:00 pm 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: $28.13 per person (including 5% tax and 18% gratuity) for the Sharing Menu

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 Monday, Dec 5. We have booked a private room (The Taverna) with a limited number of seats. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please contact Jessica, if you have any questions.

PDA Social: Vancouver Christmas Market on Nov 26

christmas_marketJoin us for a visit to the Grand Opening of Vancouver’s Christmas Market on Saturday, 26 November at 11:00 am at Jack Poole Plaza (1055 Canada Place)! Experience an authentic German-inspired Christmas Market – A mix of traditional food and beverage, a selection of unique gifts, and a wide variety of cultural activities and entertainment.

Cost: If at least 15 people register, tickets cost $6 (including taxes) per person (group discount). If we have less than 15 people, tickets cost $8 (including taxes) per person.

Advantages: Each ticket (together with your ID) will serve as a Free Season Pass: You can return to the market as many times as you like all season long! Moreover, you’ll have access to the exclusive Express Lane so you can skip the queue!

So, don’t wait and RSVP by Monday, 21 November. Please sign up with your full name(s). We will order the tickets directly after the deadline. Refunds will not be possible – If you signed up but cannot attend anymore, you have to reimburse us for the cost of your ticket(s). Moreover, note that with your sign-up, you agree with paying $8 per ticket in case we don’t get enough attendees. Please bring the money in cash (the exact amount if possible) to the event date. Please contact Jessica, if you have any questions.