UBC Okanagan – Postdoc Appreciation Day

Date: September 21, 2022
Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: ASC 460 (COLLEGIUM)

September 19-23, 2022, is National Postdoc Appreciation Week and we want to celebrate!

In partnership with the Postdoctoral Association – UBC Okanagan, the College of Graduate Studies is organizing Postdoc Appreciation Day on September 21, 2022. The goal of postdoc appreciation day is to celebrate our postdocs, provide a time for postdocs to come together and build a supportive community, and an opportunity for postdocs to learn from campus support services.

The day will include presentations from campus services including Human Resources, the Centre for Scholarly Communication, lunch from El Taquero, a general meeting with the Postdoc Association, networking opportunities, a headshot for all participants, and more.

Registration closes on September 16, 2022, at 11:59 pm.

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Event Schedule:



8:00 am – 8:20 am

Check in and mingling

Coffee, tea, and refreshments provided

8:20 am – 8:30 am

Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Peter Simpson

8:30 am – 9:50 am

resource updates & q&a

Hear from important campus partners about how they can help you thrive during your postdoc. Presenters include the College of Graduate Studies, Office of Research Services, Centre for Scholarly Communication, Research Computing, Payroll, and Human Resources.

9:50 am – 10:00 am

Coffee Break

10:00 am – 10:50 am

Postdoctoral Association – UBC Okanagan Annual General Meeting

Hear from your Postdoctoral Association, discuss important topics and issues for postdocs, and learn more about how you can get involved in enhancing the postdoc experience at UBC Okanagan.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Building Effective Supervisory Relationships

Join Dr. Margaret Reeves, Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, for an engaging session on building a healthy relationship with your supervisor. This workshop will cover what the relationship with your supervisor should look like, strategies to build that relationship, and tactics to improve relationships and address concerns.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch and Headshots

National Postdoc Appreciation Week

September 19-23, 2022, is National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW). Celebrated since 2009, NPAW is a multi-institutional collaborative initiative to celebrate postdocs across Canada.

To celebrate postdocs across the country the National Postdoctoral Association will be hosting many virtual events.

Learn more

The Postdoctoral Fellow’s Office at UBC Vancouver is also hosting a number of in-person and virtual workshops and events open to UBC Okanagan postdocs.

Learn more