Postdoctoral fellows from across campus will take centre stage at the third annual Postdoctoral Research Forum, Thursday, Nov. 28, in the Great Hall. The event was created by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, to foster scientific interaction, interdepartmental collaboration and garner greater exposure and recognition for the postdoctoral scholars’ invaluable work.
Register at the event website.
Scholars will hear from two different groups during the day.
The first, an academic panel, includes Patrick O’Donoghue, PhD, assistant professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Bipasha Baruah, PhD, associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues, The Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research; Daniel Hardy, PhD, assistant professor, Department of OB/Gyn and Physiology & Pharmacology; Carol Jones, PhD, associate dean of Science; and Sophie Lalande, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences.
The academic panel is scheduled for 9-10:30 a.m. in the Great Hall.
The second, a non-academic panel, includes Dr. Brad Berven, senior chemist; Dr. Kent Nielsen, 3M; Dr. Lee Smithson, director workforce, London Economic Development Corporation; Dr. Silke Nebel, consultant, Research Development and Services Western University; and Dr. Jillian Hatnean, business development specialist, Mitacs.
The non-academic panel is scheduled for 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the Great Hall.
One of the highlights of the day is the 3 Minute Research Competition, a research communication exercise where postdoctoral scholars have three minutes or less to present their work and its impact to a diverse group of audience members.
Judges for the event include Robert Collins, London Economic Development Corporation; Ken Meadows, Teaching Support Centre; Donna Moore, Toastmasters; Silke Nebel, Research Western; and Carolyn Young, Continuing Studies.
The 3 Minute Research Competition is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. in the Great Hall.