Our postdoctoral fellows work with leaders in their field to contribute to a body of knowledge that impacts our region, our country, and the international community.

What is a Postdoctoral Fellow?

Postdoctoral Fellows are individuals who have completed a doctoral degree and who are seeking further training in a particular area of research. As valued members of the UBC Okanagan community, Postdoctoral Fellows make an indispensable contribution to the research environment of the University and to their chosen field. In doing so, they raise the profile of themselves and UBC. They work under the general supervision of a faculty member and may assist with the supervision of graduate students.

Dedicated Research Facilities

In addition to dozens of active research labs, Postdoctoral Fellows can collaborate with researchers at one of the many institutes and centres housed on UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Accomplished Faculty Members

If you are interested in applying for a Postdoctoral Fellowship, you will have access to renowned and award-winning faculty members, who are recognized leaders in their field.

Fellowships and Funding

In addition to Tri-Council Postdoctoral funding opportunities, Postdoctoral Fellows can apply for either a Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, or a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.


Human Resources Information

Human Resources handles matters related to appointments, pay and benefits. Areas include:

Postdoctoral Fellows Association

With the support of the College of Graduate Studies, a group of volunteer PDFs are working together to establish a Postdoctoral Fellows Association at UBC Okanagan. The PDF Association is focused on enhancing the PDF experience through community building, social events, and professional development opportunities.

The UBCO Postdoctoral Association (PDA), which intends to represent all postdocs across UBC-Okanagan, is currently running elections for the board executive. If you have any questions or have an interest in joining the executive council please contact the PDA.


UBC Okanagan

Kelowna and the Okanagan

With a population of more than 117,312, the City of Kelowna is the largest city in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

Visit the Tourism Kelowna website to learn more about the area.

Tourism Kelowna

UBC Okanagan Relocation Services

The Welcome and Relocation Service Centre on the Okanagan campus helps with the smooth transition of postdoctoral fellows who have relocated from outside Kelowna.

Contact Welcome and Relocation Services for relocation questions.

Welcome & Relocation Services


Workshops & Events

We offer professional development, health and wellness and academic success workshops.

Events & Workshops

Policies & Procedures

Learn more about the major policies and procedures that help to drive the College of Graduate Studies.


Contact CoGs

Postdoctoral Fellows are supported within the College of Graduate Studies


College of Graduate Studies
EME 2121 – 1137 Alumni Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Use the email below to quickly reach the designated team.

General Inquires: postdoc.ok@ubc.ca