2014

XMAS DINNER PARTY

The Association of Postdoctoral Fellows at McGill are organizing a Christmas dinner. This would be a great opportunity to meet other postdocs and members of the APF and make new postdoc friends!

This event will take place on December 5th and will start between 7:30 and 8:00pm. We have few places in mind but have not decided it yet. Anyway, wherever it is, it’s going to be fun!

Since we need to book a table we need you to reply to answer this email in order to confirm your attendance. If you already checked the question on facebook, you are assumed to be attending.

So, bring your Christmas spirit and start enjoying the holidays with us!

The APF exec

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UPCOMING POSTDOC SOCIALS! SAVE THE DATES!

Come and have a drinks with us at the Thomson House (games room/back lounge), from 6pm. Meet other postdocs, share experiences, and make new friends! Dates:

Tuesday, Sept 23rd

Tuesday, Oct 28th

Wednesday, Nov 19th

Monday, Dec 8th

Hope to see you there!

The APF exec

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Workshop: Non-Academic Careers

The APF would like to invite you to a non-academic careers workshop. There will be 9 speakers in attendance representing 9 different non-academic careers. They all have a PhD and nearly all have completed postdocs. Most importantly, they have all recently made the transition out of academic to an alternative career. Therefore their experience is directly relevant to you!

The format of the workshop will be that of two 30min round table discussions (max 9 people/table). We will ask you to choose two speakers based on your preference (please see their bios at the end of this email). You will then have the opportunity to ask all the questions you want of your two chosen speakers. Refreshments will be provided and you will have the opportunity to mingle and network with the other invited speakers and postdocs attending the event.

Please register at

https://surveys.mcgill.ca/limesurvey/index.php?sid=15984&lang=en

Where: Thomson House Ballroom

When: Monday Sept 15th 6pm – 8pm

We really look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes

APF exec

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Event: How to Apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship

The event will feature a short presentations followed by questions and answers from the audience and an interactive discussion. Dr. Madhukar Pai, from at the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatics and Occupational Health at McGill University will give a presentation on how to apply for the postdoc fellowships. Dr. Pai has served in the CIHR Post-PhD Fellowships committee and his presentation will be focused on putting together a strong Fellowship application. The rest of the workshop will be opened up for questions and answers between the audience and our guest speaker and recent awardees of Fellowships at McGill.

The workshop will provide a great opportunity for postdocs to learn how to put a together a successful fellowship application.

Date: Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Ballroom, Thomson House, McGill University, 3650 rue McTavish, Montreal.

Finger food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

Space is limited, so please register at this link: https://surveys.mcgill.ca/limesurvey/index.php?sid=38463&lang=en

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NEXT POSTDOC SOCIAL!

Come and join us for drinks at the Thomson House (games room), from 6pm on Wednesday (25th of June). This is a good opportunity to meet other Postdocs at McGill!

Hope to see you there!

APF exec

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NEXT POSTDOC SOCIAL!

Come and have a drink with us at the Thomson House (games room), from 6pm on Tuesday (26th of March). This is a good opportunity to meet other Postdocs at McGill!

Hope to see you there!

APF exec

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NEXT POSTDOC SOCIAL!

Come and have a drink with us at the Thomson House (games room), from 6pm on Tuesday (25th of February). This is a good opportunity to meet other Postdocs at McGill!

Hope to see you there!

APF exec

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Postdoctoral Research Day

We would like to invite you to participate in the 1st Annual Montreal Postdoctoral Research Day, on April 15th, 2014.

If you interested to present your research during the Research Day, you can submit your abstracts as short oral presentations (5 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for questions) or poster presentations. The deadline for abstract submissions is: March 14, 2014.

For detailed information on the Postdoctoral Research Day and abstracts submission please see the following link:

APF exec

http://www.mcgill.ca/skillsets/offerings/research-management/postdoctoral-research-day

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NEXT POSTDOC SOCIAL!

Come and have a drink with us at the Thomson House, from 6pm on Monday (27th of January).

Hopefully see you Monday! Best wishes,

APF exec

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