Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Events

On October 18th 2023, we welcome Dr. Guofang Li to discuss her research in the Faculty of Education, including her work on linguistic diversity. This will include a Q&A with Dr. Li on thriving as a postdoc.

On November 29th 2023, we welcome Dr. Maria Hubinette to discuss a framework for thinking about EDI in different aspects of research, as well as systemic and organizational barriers and biases for early career researchers.

Both events will take place in LSI 4301, from 12:00PM-1:30PM.

We hope to see you at both events! Lunch will be provided.

Register for one or both events here:

UBC Postdoc Research Day – Register and Submit an Abstract Now!

Do you want to learn about the Vancouver research and industry ecosystem? Do you want to share your research? Do you want to connect with your peers? Do you want to win awesome prizes? If so, then register for UBC Postdoc Research Day now!

When: December 14, 2023 (Thursday)
Where: Life Sciences Institute (2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC Vancouver) and virtual
***Deadline for abstract submission is November 16th.
***Deadline for registration is December 11th.

3-Minute Postdoc Slam!

Do you want to strengthen your skills in science communication? Do you want to share your research in a brief 3 minute presentation? Do you want to hear about the amazing research other UBC postdocs are doing? Then join us for the PDA 3-Minute Postdoc Slam (3MPS)!

When: Monday September 18th, 4-6pm (evening reception from 6-8pm)
Where: Life Sciences Institute, room 1003
Who: All UBC Vancouver postdocs are welcome.

Register and submit an abstract now (deadline September 1st):


Postdoc Research Day 2022!

Hey UBC Postdocs! :loudspeaker: Join us for Postdoc Research Day on Dec 6th, 2022! 

Do you want to share your research? Do you want to connect with your peers? Are you excited to learn about successful interdisciplinary collaboration and implementing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your research? Do you want to win awesome prizes? If so, then submit an abstract and register for Postdoc Research Day!

When: December 6, 2022 (Tuesday); 9:00 am-6:00 pm; Evening Reception from 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Life Sciences Institute (2350 Health Sciences Mall), UBC Vancouver

Who can attend: All UBC postdocs, graduate students, and RAs (Registration required)

Who can present: All UBC postdocs

Register here
Submit an abstract (250 words max) using the link above.
Deadline for abstract submission: November 18, 2022, 11:59 pm PT


Virtual Career Networking Night

Unsure about your career options? Got a Ph.D.?

Join us for the first virtual Postdoc Career Networking Night, jointly organized by the Postdoctoral Associations of UBC Vancouver, UBC Okanagan and SFU as well as the BC Cancer Agency Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Society.

Connect and network with professionals in academia, industry and companies in an informal setting.

When:  March 1st, 2022, 4pm – 7pm
Where: Virtual (Zoom)

Register here*!
*Limited spots available

This event features panel discussions on academic and non-academic careers, and networking opportunities with representatives from companies.

Panelists include:
– Dr. Anna Blakney, Assistant Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories, UBC
– Dr. David Anekwe, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
– Dr. Carolina Tropini, Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering & Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, UBC

– Dr. Mike Kennefick, Business Development Specialist at Mitacs
– Dr. Rouh Shafaei, Project Manager- Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Future Grid & Modernization, Integrated Planning at BC Hydro

Representatives will be joining from:
– Aspects Biosystems
– Bayer 
– EarthDaily Analytics
– D-Wave
– 1QBit 
– Good Chemistry
– Microsoft

16:00 – 16:15 Welcome
16:15 – 16:30 Introduction of participating companies (Main room) (Bayer, Ocean wise, 1QBit, Fortinet, Earthdaily Analytics)
16:30 – 17:30 Panel Discussion (Careers in Academia) (Main room)
16:30 – 17:30 Networking with company representatives (Breakout rooms) (Bayer, Ocean wise, 1QBit, Fortinet, Earthdaily Analytics)
17:30 – 17:45 Introduction of participating companies (Breakout rooms) (D-Wave Systems, STEMCELL, Microsoft)
17:45 – 18:45 Panel Discussion (Careers in Industry) (Main room)
17:45 – 18:45 Networking with company representatives (Breakout rooms)(D-Wave Systems, STEMCELL, Microsoft)
18:45 – 19:00 Closing remark

Please email if you have any questions or concerns!

Register here*!
*Limited spots available


February events!

Trivia & Bob Ross paint night!

Sign up now and join us for either event or both:
– Trivia on February 3rd at 6pm.
– Bob Ross paint along on February 17th at 6pm (no experience required!).

More information on the flyers.
Please email us at if you have any questions or concerns!