News and Events

New “Career Action”  Series for Postdocs/PhDs    

The Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Career Centre will be offering several round table discussions to help postdocs/PhDs take action on their careers. Bring your lunch and your questions for a facilitated discussion. Sessions are free and take place 12:05-12:55 in 2-100 SUB (Students Union Bldg)

Transitioning to the Workplace - November 7

Every transition in your life requires you to adapt to new expectations and leaving behind your PhD/Postdoc to move into a new career role is no exception. Career Advisor Tyree McCrackin will share some common sources of tension and how you can better prepare yourself for your new job role.   

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PDFA/GSA Research Day 2018 - Registration and Call for Submissions

  • The PDFA/GSA Research Day 2018 makes Postdoctoral Fellows' (PDFs) and Graduate Students’ research visible. Come and present your research with a Poster or Speed Talk (3 minutes), see what others are up to, and network away. There will be cash awards of up to $500 for top Posters and Speed Talks, catered lunch, and door prizes.

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 9 AM to 5 PM
    Bernard Snell Hall, University of Alberta Hospital

  • Abstract Submission: All PDFs and graduate students are invited to submit an abstract to present either a Speed Talk or a Poster. The abstract must be written in lay language, and can be a maximum of 250 words. Please note there is a limit of 1 abstract submission per person. Please submit your abstract by emailing it to and indicate if you would like to be considered for a “poster," a “speed talk” or “either."

    Deadline for abstract submission: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 5 PM.
    Deadline for registration: Thursday, October 17, 2018 at 5 PM
    Whether you intend to present or not please RSVP and join us for what promises to be a fun and interesting day.

Orientation for Postdoctoral Fellows

November 14, 2018

  12:05-12:50 pm Your Future CAB 265
  Welcome from VP Research
  Overview of career outcomes for UofA postdocs
  How to build your success now

  12:50-1:00 pm Meet your PDFA CAB 265

  1:00-2:00 pm Boost Your Potential 
  Connect with UofA service providers to gain skills, access resources, and build your CV
  Network with fellow postdocs over refreshments

  2:00-3:00 pm Working as an International PDF CAB 265
  HR specialists will present on visas, work permits, spousal   work permits and Permanent Residence