Who doesn’t love a postdoctoral scholar? Well, now is your opportunity to show it.
This week, marks National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, a celebration devoted to the contributions of postdoctoral scholars across Canada and the United States. Both Western’s School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies and the Postdoctoral Association at Western have scheduled a number of events throughout the week.
Today, all new postdocs are invited to attend an orientation to receive information about all services and programs offered to them at Western. The event is scheduled for 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the International and Graduate Affairs Building, room 1N05. On Wednesday, a workshop will explore converting a CV into a strong resume. The event is scheduled for 12-1:30 p.m. in University Community Centre (UCC) 147A. On Friday, Dr. Phillip Clifford, Associated Dean for Research at University of Illinois at Chicago will facilitate an interactive session on planning for a successful career. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. -12 p.m. in UCC 147A/B.
Visit the Appreciation Week website for a full schedule and registration information.
In 2014, 98 institutions in the United States and Canada participated and organized events to recognize postdoctoral researchers.
Western has more than 300 postdoctoral scholars at any time; 46 per cent per cent of those are international. Although housed across all faculties, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Engineering, Science and Social Science boast the highest postdoc population.
More than 900 peer-reviewed publications are attributed to current postdocs. Last year, the university secured one Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, five CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowships, three NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships, three SHHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship and 21 MITACS Elevate internships.
For further events, registration and up-to-the-minute details, visit each organization’s respective websites.