The Faculty of Medicine Postdoctoral Professional Development Team has been organizing events for postdoctoral fellows since 2005. The overall aim is to provide professional development opportunities to postdoctoral fellows in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia in order to prepare them for careers in academic and non-academic positions.

Professional development workshops and seminars are held throughout the year at the UBC Point Grey Campus, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, St. Paul’s Hospital, and Vancouver General Hospital.


Upcoming Events

Event / SiteOrganizerDate
Knowledge Translation and Mobilization: Webinar Series
Centre for Heart Lung InnovationThursday, February 10 – Thursday, March 10, 2022
11th Annual Norman Bethune SymposiumThe Centre for Blood ResearchWednesday, April 6, 2022


Recent Past Events

Event / SiteOrganizerDate
Basics of Using R Software WorkshopFaculty of MedicineWednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:00-4:00
Virtual Career Week 2020 (via Zoom)Centre for Heart Lung InnovationMay 4-8, 2020
Project Team Management Workshop (UBC Point Grey)Faculty of MedicineJune 21, 2019- 9:00-12:30
Building the Future: Faculty of Medicine Research Trainee Day & Lecture Series (VGH)Faculty of MedicineFriday, May 3, 2019 - 9:30-5:00
Data Visualization Workshop (MCLD 242)Faculty of MedicineMonday, April 29, 2019 - 9:00-12:00
Transparency, Reproducibility, and Open Science Workshop (MCLD 242)Faculty of MedicineWednesday, April 24, 2019 - 9:00-11:00
Financial Literacy Workshop (BCCHRI)BCCHRITuesday, April 23, 2019 - 1:00-4:00
Career Day 2019 (BCCHR)BCCHRIWednesday, April 3, 2019 - 2:00-4:30
Scholarly Smarts in Today’s Publishing Landscape (Woodward IRC 1)Faculty of MedicineFriday, March 8, 2019 - 1:00-2:00
Project Budgeting Basics Workshop (UBC Point Grey)Faculty of MedicineFriday, January 25, 2019 – 9:30-1:00
Introduction to Project Management Workshop (UBC Point Grey) Faculty of MedicineThursday, November 15, 2018 – 9:30-1:00
Project Financial Management Workshop (UBC Point Grey)Faculty of MedicineTuesday, June 5, 2018 – 9:30-1:00
2018 Career Day (UBC Point Grey)Faculty of MedicineFriday, May 11, 2018 – 2:00-4:30
Resume Writing, Networking and Interview Tips (VGH)VCHRITuesday, April 10, 2018 – 10:00-11:30
Financial Literacy for your Professional and Personal Well Being (BCCHRI)BCCHRIWednesday, January 31, 2018 – 9:00-12:00
Finding an Academic Position (VGH)VCHRIWednesday, June 28, 2017 – 9:00-10:30
2017 Career Day (BCCHRI)BCCHRIThursday, October 26, 2017
Introduction to Project Management (UBC Point Grey)Faculty of MedicineFriday, November 3, 2017 – 9:30-1:00

Workshops and Seminars for all PDFs at UBC are also offered by the university’s Postdoctoral Fellow’s Office.


Volunteer Opportunities

Postdoctoral fellows are an integral part of our team. Terms are one to two years, beginning in July. If you are interested in volunteering on the UBC Faculty of Medicine Postdoctoral Professional Development Team, contact one of the team members listed below.



Craig Rive
Postdoctoral Fellow Representative

Ashley Biggerstaff
Manager, Research Education

Ivan Leversage
Education and Safety Coordinator

Tony Yang
Program Manager of Providence Airway Centre

Stefanie Mak
Education Program Manager

Michael Hunt
Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Education

Carole Lunny
Postdoctoral Fellow Representative

Heather Muckart
Research Education Facilitator

Amanda Chisholm
Manager, Internal Awards

Alice Mui
VCHRI Trainee Program Advisor