Postdoc Research Day 2013

3rd Annual Postdoctoral Research Day

is only 4 days away!!!


Register to attend the day and subsequent reception afterwards, can be done here:


Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Life Sciences Centre on UBC Point Grey Campus

12:15 PM – 7 PM



12.15-12.30 – Lunch                                         LSC 3

12.30-3.30 – Talks (with coffee break)        LSC 3

3.30-4.00 – Keynote: Dr Sid Katz                  LSC 3

4.00-7.00 – Poster viewing + Reception   LSC West Atrium


Keynote Speaker: Dr Sid Katz, UBC

“Confessions of a University Lifer”

Sid Katz arrived at UBC in 1975 as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and almost 38 years later is still here. His career path, though, has hardly been a usual one. Not only did he pursue a parallel career as a science and medicine broadcaster on CBC Radio and CTV, he also became CEO of Science World in Vancouver and, in 1997, the Ontario Science Center in Toronto, all while maintaining his research lab at UBC. In his talk, Sid will provide insight into his eclectic career and provide a guide to survival as a University Professor/Researcher.


Please join us for talks, posters, and a wine and cheese reception.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at this event!





3 Minute Postdoc Slam!

3 Minute Postdoc Slam

Thursday May 23rd, 2013 at 4:00pm

Room LSC3 in the Life Sciences Institute

You have 3 minutes to present your work and your research ideas, with the help of one static Powerpoint slide! The competition will be judged (see criteria) and the top presenters will be awarded magical prizes! The presentations will be followed by a reception.

If you would like to participate, please register by sending an email to with:





We will ask for presentation titles and will send out more details later.  For now, here are the rules:

  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description)
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted
  • No additional props (e.g. laser pointers, costumes, laboratory equipment or musical instruments) are permitted
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum.
  • Note that raps, singing, poems, dance, and creative motion are allowed.  Your slide must be static, but you don’t have to be!