Category Archives: Socials

Postdoc Research Day 2018 Abstract Book

It’s less than a week till this year’s Postdoc Research Day!

Thank you very much for those who submitted the abstracts. As usual, it was a tough choice for us to select the final competitors from so many excellent submissions across UBC. Here is the abstract book this year, which includes all the participating abstracts (both oral and poster presentations) as well as in-depth details for Keynote Lecture and Career Panel Discussion.

RD2018_Abstract_Book

In order to minimize our carbon footprint, we do not have a physical abstract book. So please feel free to download the Abstract book linked above on your device for quick reference.

In case you have not signed up for our event yet, please go ahead and register here.

Hope to see you on December 3rd!

Holiday Party – December 12th, 2018

Note that the party if fully booked, however you can still register for the waiting list. 

Join us for our annual Holiday Party on December 12th at Nuba in Kitsilano!

  • Where: Nuba in Kitsilano (Lebanese, vegetarian)
  • When: Wednesday, December 12, at 6 pm
  • Cost: $10 per person (+ 5% tax / 18% gratuity) for the Sharing Menu. Everyone pay for their drinks.

Sign up here by Monday, December 3rd. We have booked a semi-private room with a limited number of seats. Places will be based on a first come first serve basis. UBC PDA subsidies on the food, so bring your family and celebrate the holiday season before you wrap up the year.

Please contact Ido , if you have any questions.

UBC-PDA social: Mt. Seymour Hike + Dinner

Join us for a hike and/or dinner Saturday September 29th.  Register for one or both components here.
Hike details:

The hike will take place weather permitting! Update will be sent close to event time.
When: meet at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, September 29th
We will meet up in front of the kiosk at the farthest end of the upper Mt. Seymour parking lot.
The hike will be the Mt. Seymour trail, which is ~9km return and elevation gain of 450m.  If you would prefer  less or more challenging options, there are other trails  that departs from the same parking lot.
Details: please remember to bring plenty of water, a lunch, sunscreen, a hat, and the 10 essentials for hiking.  We will arrange a car pool for anyone interested – please indicate if you need a ride or can offer a ride on the registration form.
The hike will be weather permitting – we will email all registrants the day before  the hike to confirm.

Dinner details:

When: 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 29th
Where: Colony Kitsilano (3255 W Broadway)
First round of appetizers is on us.
Details: please RSVP even if you’re not planning to attend the hike, so that we know how big of a table to get.
We will meet for dinner rain or shine!

Contact Ido Hatam  if you have any questions about this event.

 

Research Day : December 3rd!

Research Day will be back on December 3rd, 2018!

Research Day is a free one day conference for UBC postdocs organized by UBC PDA. We invite all the UBC postdocs to present their work in oral and poster presentation sessions (your chance to win prizes!). There will be a keynote lecture as well as a career panel session inviting reps from local companies as well as freshly started faculty to share their stories in advancing their career beyond postdoc phase.

Registration will be open in October. For the most recent update, sign up to our newsletter and follow us on Twitter/Facebook!!

National Postdoc Association Week

Students are back, and the new semester has begun… That’s right, it’s that time of the year again! National Postdoc Association Week is happening September 17-21!!

Many institutes are hosting events to show appreciation to the hardworking postdocs nation-wide, including UBC. We’re thrilled to inform you that there are quite a few events on Point Grey campus and VGH area. Here is a quick list of events that came to our attention. Let us know if you notice the event of your department is missing!

On September 17 – 21
Faculty of Education posts the special appreciation message to screens at Neville Scarfe Building, as well as on the Dean’s website.
Faculty of Forestry posts the special appreciation message to Atrium screens at Forest Science Centre.
On September 17:
Michael Smith Laboratories hosts Pizza Lunch at noon (@ MSL).
On September 19:
Department of Microbiology and Immunology hosts poster event and social dinner at 4:30 pm (@ LSC).
On September 20:
Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office hosts BBQ Lunch at noon – 1:30 pm (@ St. John’s College) – RSVP here.
On September 21:
Department of Asian Studies hosts Meet The Postdocs event at 1:30 – 3 pm (@ Asian Centre Room 604).
Department of Botany hosts Pizza and Sushi Lumch at noon (@ Bioscience 1318)
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences hosts Lunch at Sage at noon (@ Sage)
UBC Postdoctorial Association (Yes, that’s us!!) hosts Korean BBQ and Karaoke DInner at 7:00 pm (@ Royal Seoul House) – RSVP here!
On September 25: 
Department of Zoology hosts Postdoc Lunch at noon – 1:00 pm (@ Bioscience 4223)
TBD:
Department of Urological Sciences hosts Postdoc Coffee Break with Treats (@ Vancouver Prostate Centre)
Biomedical Research Centre hosts BBQ event (@ BRC)
Faculty of Forestry – details TBD!

Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars / l’Association Canadienne des Stagiaires Postdoctoraux also hosts a free webiner series. The topics range from health/dental insurance and EI/CPP, and career development resources.

UBC PDA postdoc appreciation dinner 2018

Join us as we end the Postdoc Appreciation Week off with a Korean BBQ and, if the mood strikes, some karaoke on Friday, September 21 at 7:00pm at the Royal Seoul House.

 RSVP by Monday, September 17. Please contact Ido of you have any questions.

Buntzen Lake Hike + Pub Dinner at Local = Fun Time!

Summer is going fast! Two car loads of keen PDFs met up at Buntzen Lake on Last Sunday (August 12th) for a short day hike.

… then quenched our thirst at Colony in Kits!

UBC-PDA social: Hike + Dinner

Join us for a hike and/or dinner Sunday Aug 12th.  Register for one or both components here.
Hike details:
When: meet at 9:00 a.m., Sunday, August 12
We will meet up at the Buntzen Lake parking lot
The hike will be the Diez Vistas trail, which is ~15km return and elevation gain of 450m.  If you would prefer a less challenging option, there is also a relatively flat trail around Buntzen Lake that departs from the same parking lot.
Details: please remember to bring plenty of water, a lunch, sunscreen, a hat, and the 10 essentials for hiking. You can also bring a swimsuit and towel if you’re interested in having a dip in Buntzen Lake after the hike. We will arrange a car pool for anyone interested – please indicate if you need a ride or can offer a ride on the registration form.
The hike will be weather permitting – we will email all registrants the day before the hike to confirm.

Dinner details:

When: 6:00 p.m., Sunday, August 12 
Where: Colony Kitsilano (3255 W Broadway)
First round of appetizers is on us.
Details: please RSVP even if you’re not planning to attend the hike, so that we know how big of a table to get.
We will meet for dinner rain or shine!

Contact ubc.postdoc@gmail.com if you have any questions about this event.

 

UBC-SFU joint social

Meeting fellow postdocs from SFU is always awesome! Join us  Thursday, May 24th, at Portside Pub , 7 Alexander Street Vancouver.

We start at 17:30 but feel free to drop in later.

 

PDA Social: Escape Room

Locked in a room – What would YOU do?

Join us for a real life escape game on Thursday, June 7th 18:40 pm-19:40 at i-Exit Vancouver. We will divide into two groups of 4 players, each group will be assigned to a them which will either be Party and the studio or Pirates on the rocks.  We will have ~1h to complete the escape room, after which, we could grab a drink.

Note that space is limited to 8 participants in this event 

Cost: $6.5 per person. Please note that payment is required to secure your place. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, refunds will not be possible.

RSVP by Monday, June 4th . 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 Ido, if you have any questions.