Join us for some Canadian Curling on Saturday, March 31 at 1:15 pm at the Vancouver Curling Club.
Cost: This event is FREE! (funded by the UBC PDA.)
The event will includes:
- One sheet of ice for two hours
- All necessary equipment for curling (please wear running shoes)
- A coach for two hours
RSVP to Jessica by ASAP to secure your spot. Places will be based on a first come first serve basis. Feel free to register for a friend as well.
The UBC Postdoc Association Research Day 2017 Program and Abstract Book is now available to view and download, see you all Dec 4th.
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.
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.
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. 🙂
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.
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.