UBC has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2021, for the ninth consecutive year. This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people starting their careers.
For the eighth consecutive year, the Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO) has received special acknowledgement as part of the award for the support, advocacy, and professional development opportunities provided to UBC’s postdoctoral community. The PDFO’s flagship initiative is the Foundations of Career Planning program, a three-part workshop series supplemented with sessions in personal and professional effectiveness, academic growth, career building and leadership. In addition to this program, the PDFO is proud to offer semi-annual orientation sessions for incoming postdocs, as well as professional development workshops on topics such as time management, project management and grant writing.
The Postdoctoral Fellows Office works to enhance the postdoc experience at UBC by providing advocacy, high-quality professional development programming, and funding through initiatives such as the quarterly PDF Travel Award and annual Killam Postdoctoral Fellows Research Prize. Visit the PDFO website for information about the PDFO and the services available to UBC’s postdoc community.