Welcome to UBC! Orientations 2012 your one day introduction to everything 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:
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
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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.
|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|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made to ensure full participation.