GPDN Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows - Day 2

Date & Time

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
10:00 am to 12:45 pm



Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and Graduate and Postdoctoral Development Network

Registration Closed / Past Event


Each year, the Graduate and Postdoctoral Development Network hosts a career symposium for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows aimed at professional development and career exploration.

Join the 4th annual Career Symposium from October 24-26. Registration link will be updated here soon. Registration link will be updated here soon. The registration will be through UBC’s sponsorship.


All time listed below is in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

10:00 am – 10:35 am: Networking Strategies for Events and Conferences by Joanne Lieu, PhD candidate, University of Toronto

10:35 am – 10:45 am: Break

10:45 am – 11:20 am: Planning Your Postdoc by Catherine Maybrey, PhD, McMaster University

11:20 am – 11:30 am: Break

11:30 am – 12:05 pm: "Who am I?": Claiming Your Professional Identity by David Lafferty, PhD, Carleton University

12:05 pm – 12:15 pm: Break

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm: Negotiating a Faculty Position: A Conversation with Reinhart Reithmeier by Reinhart Reithmeier, PhD, University of Toronto with Emmanuelle Arnaud, PhD, University of Guelph

The full 3-day program agenda is now available.

Registration Information

Registration will open on September 25th, 2023. It is open to current UBC graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff who are supporting current graduate students. 

Please note that the registration survey will be the same for Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 of the Career Symposium. In the registration survey, there are options to choose which day to attend. 


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.