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UBC Postdoc Research Day 2019

December 2, 2019, 2019

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Postdoc Research Day 2019

Our biggest event of the year is coming up! Postdoc Research Day is a full day of interdisciplinary talks by postdocs at UBC in a fantastic venue at a large capacity.

Register here:

Everyone is welcome to attend, but only UBC affiliated postdocs can present.

Abstract submission deadline is Nov 15th! The abstract submission form can be found here:

Where? Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, UBC Campus

When? Monday, December 2nd

Research Day: 9 am – 5.30 pm

Evening reception from 5:30 pm onwards (networking + dinner)

Come and present your research for the chance to win prizes or just listen to your fellow postdocs presenting about a vast variety of projects – showcasing the diversity of research by postdocs at UBC!

In addition to the interdisciplinary talks by postdocs, there will be a keynote lecture by Dr. Josef Penninger about his experience in academia and industry and his path to becoming the director of the Life Sciences Institute at UBC.

During lunch, we will hold our first ever Postdoc Townhall Meeting

The UBC PDA wants to hear from you! As the independent organization working to represent all UBC postdoctoral fellows and advocate on their behalf, the PDA would love to hear about your life postdoc-ing! Should we have more coffee parties or pub crawls? Are you satisfied with your professional development opportunities? How about that extended benefits package? Come chat with the PDA exec team and help us prepare an advocacy agenda that represents you!

An industry focused career panel in the afternoon will feature representatives from STEMCELL TechnologiesLumerical and other local companies that are employing PhDs (to be announced).

This blog post will be updated as we are finalising the event details.

Do you want to present?

You must be a postdoc affiliated with UBC to be eligible to present. Everyone can attend, so please spread the word and bring your friends and colleagues! If you want to give a talk, please register for the event ( and then download the abstract registration form ( and e-mail it to

There is going to be two different talk lengths this year and you can decide which one you prefer.

Full talk: 12 min + 3 min for questions

Lightning talk: 5 min, no questions, but there will be ample time for discussion and questions in the coffee/lunch breaks that immediately follow all the lightning talks

These short talks are great if you want to practise presenting your project in a concise way in just 5 minutes (great opportunity to practise your science communication skills!) or if have just started your postdoc and don’t have enough data yet for a regular presentation.

As this is an interdisciplinary gathering of postdocs from all different fields, please be aware that you are presenting to a general audience.

Abstract submission deadline: Nov 15th

We will notify you not later than Nov 20th if your abstract has been selected for presentation and if you will be presenting a full  talk or lightning talk.

Get your abstracts ready (max 250 words). Registration and abstract submission is open now!

We are looking forward to seeing you at Postdoc Research Day 2019!


December 2, 2019
9:00 am - 5:30 pm


Pharmaceutical Sciences Building
Wesbrook Mall
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UBC Postdoctoral Association