Welcome to UBC! Orientations 2012 your one day introduction to everything UBC.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Welcome to UBC

As the inaugural Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Fellows, I am absolutely thrilled to welcome you to UBC. I have enthusiastically agreed to lead the PDFO and be the champion for PDFs across the campus. I bring my own experiences as a PDF, experiences related to supervising many successful PDFs in my own research group, and a voice that reaches UBC’s administration should the need arise.

Arriving at UBC brings with it some uncertainty and insecurity. After all, it is a new location with new rules and responsibilities and a new supervisor. With this in mind, the Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO) has two main roles:

  • To help you get started at UBC, and
  • To help you succeed at UBC, allowing you to be better positioned for future job security.

Our help begins with Orientation Day for PDFs; however it does not stop there. Throughout the year you will hear of a number of professional development opportunities that will be offered through our offices; you are encouraged to take full advantage of these events.

We look forward to meeting you at Orientation.

Associate Dean, Postdoctoral Fellows, Faculty of Graduate Studies

Dr. Tony Farrell

Want to see what Imagine Day looks like? See Imagine Day photos on Flickr.

What You Should Know

Getting here

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Where to meet

Map Pin

Thea's Lounge, Graduate Student Centre [Google Maps]

49.268556, -123.25817

To register for the event please visit the website. http://www.grad.ubc.ca/postdocs/orientation-day-postdoctoral-fellows This event is for Postdoctoral Fellows new to UBC or those who have not yet attended a Posdoctoral Fellows Orientation event.

Postdoc Orientation Sept 11, 2012

12:30PM Registration
12:30PM Information Fair/Lunch
1:00PM Welcoming Remarks
1:15PM UBC Postdoc Association – Who We Are
1:30PM Getting to Know Vancouver & Canadian Culture
1:45PM Key to Success as a Postdoctoral Fellow
2:15PM Introduction to Faculty Relations & HR Benefits
2:30PM Break
3:00PM Surviving & Thriving at UBC – A Postdoc’s Perspective
3:45PM Introduction to the VP Research Office
4:15PM Wrap Up & Closing Remarks
4:30PM Social Event – organized by the PDA

If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation on Orientation Day, please contact the Postdoctoral Fellows Office at postdoctoral.fellows@ubc.ca as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made to ensure full participation.


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