PostDoc Event (Dec 8): Career planning for postdocs’

Have you been wondering what to do, and what your options are, after your postdoc?  Still struggling with choosing a career path? Then, the next event organized by Association of Postdoctoral Fellows (APF) might be of interest. Join us for our ‘Beyond the gates: Career planning for postdocs’ event, presented by career counsellor Lorna MacEachern. FREE food & non-alcoholic drinks will be provided (alcoholic beverages for purchase).

When: Tuesday December 8th 2015, 18h00-19h30

Where: Thomson House Basement

*Registration is mandatory, as space is limited*

Please register at the following link


Reports suggest that few postdocs end up with a career as a tenure track academic, and that the sectors where postdocs find employment outside of universities are diverse. The goal of this seminar is to provide information on the career paths pursued by people with a PhD, drawn from recent data about PhD outcomes. We will look at the various industry sectors and job functions, and talk about issues to consider when selecting a career path.




Come and have a drinks with us at the Thomson House (games room/back lounge), on the  24th of November 2015 from 6pm. Meet other postdocs, share experiences, and make new friends! We will also have an info session about who we are and what we do.


The following platform may be of interest to some of you (it was passed along by a fellow post-doc), though it mainly targets postdocs in the biomedical/science field. The platform, called BiotechLikemind is described as:

“A networking and idea development platform. Our community of scientists, business mentors and investors has the same goal of turning the best ideas into successful products.”

Anyone interested in life sciences can join for free at:

Questions can be emailed to:

APF Exec

BiotechLikemind Flyer



We are organizing several events over the following days. So read carefully and put the dates in your calendar.

WELCOME-SPRING DINNER: For all of you that did not notice: YES, it’s spring already. After the success of our Postdoc-Christmas dinner, we think is time to gather again and enjoy postdoc’ company.

Dinner will take place on MAY 1st, 2015 (this coming Friday) at 7:30pm. The restaurant is still to be confirmed but we have already checked a couple on Crescent street.

You can confirm attendance by sending an email to postdocs.pgss@mail.mcgill.ca or answer the question we posted on APF Facebook group.

INFO-DISCUSSION about McGill Postdoctoral Union Vote: Next Monday, May 4th 2015 in the Thomson House ballroom from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided.



We know you all missed them and we did not forget about you guys. We have just been a bit busy and due to the cold… in hibernation mode perhaps…

Unfortunately, we were not able to book any room for February. Still we decided to get together and enjoy postdocs good company So look for us at Thomson House this Wednesday, 25th at 6:00 pm.

And last, these are the dates for the next social drinks!! Write it down on your agendas, come and meet us

Wednesday, March 25th.

Wednesday, April 29th

Wednesday, May 27th

Tuesday, June 30th

Meet other postdocs, share experiences, and make new friends!

We hope to see you all there!!

APF exec


I-Week Event for new (and old) Postdocs!

The APF would like to invite you to our i-week event on the 28th of January , followed by Social Drinks :

At 5pm in the basement of Thomson House: International Postdoc Interchange

If you are an international postdoc, or from out of province or just new to McGill then this event is for you. We will aim to summarize some of the most useful information for a postdoc starting out in Quebec and at McGill. Its all the information we had wished someone had told us when we started! We’ll cover topics from taxes, the postdoc status in Canada and at McGill to language courses. It will be a great opportunity to meet the APF exec and other postdocs. Come with questions for us and we’ll do our best to help you!

This event is part of i-Week 2015, please register at this webpage.

At 6pm in the basement of Thomson House: Postdoc Social Drinks This will be our first social drinks of 2015 and we’d love for you to come and join us. We have the Basement from 6pm with bar staff. Its a great opportunity to meet other postdocs. As this is a special social event as part of i-Week. We would like to invite you to bring a food item of your home country (if you would like to!) and share it with the others and enjoy other countries’ special dishes!

Hope to see you at both events!

The APF exec


2nd Annual Postdoctoral Research Day

Are you a Postdoctoral Fellow in Montreal? Interested in having your research contributions recognized by the Concordia and Montreal community?

You are cordially invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Postdoctoral Research Day on February 20th, 2015 .

The Postdoctoral Research Day is intended to recognize the contributions of postdoctoral fellows in Montreal and the larger Quebec community. This event will be comprised of short talks and poster presentations by postdoctoral fellows from Montreal and surrounding regions and will conclude with a Wine & Cheese networking reception. Senior administrators and faculty from local institutions (including Concordia, McGill, University of Montreal, INRS, ETS), and industry will attend to celebrate postdoctoral achievements.

All postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to register to attend, regardless of whether they choose to submit an abstract or not.

For more information and to register, visit this webpage.

Hope to see you there!

The APF exec