Postdoctoral Association at Western
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    Register Now: Postdoctoral Research Forum May 2nd

  • Three Minute Research Comepetition: Register to win prizes!

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    PAW Elections: Click to Nominate our next Executive Committee

  • Image Competition: Show off your beautiful research for a chance to win $250!

About PAW

PAW represents Western's postdoctoral scholars. We work hard to develop training programs, social events and act as liaison between postdocs and Western's administration. We work for you, so be involved with PAW by attending events and volunteering with PAW! Email us feedback, comments and ideas at

Notices and Upcoming Events

  • Its back!! Western Postdocs will be able to shop the Columbia Sportswear Company Employee Store from April 17th to May 7th. Bring valid ID, this invitation document, and your Western Postdoc ID card (found in the email sent by Nicole to all current postdocs on April 7th). Save huge amounts on products in store, and bring up to 4 friends each time you visit!
  • Submit an original photo or image from your research for a chance to win $250! Click here for more information about the Research is Beautiful image competition. Submission deadline is April 30th, email 1 entry per person to
  • Register to compete in this year's Three Minute Research competition on May 2nd following the Postdoctoral Research Forum. Cash prizes! 
    • 1st place: $1000
    • 2nd place: $500
    • 3rd place: $250
  • Register now for the Postdoctoral Research Forum on May 2nd! Enjoy academic & nonacademic panels, keynote speech, 3MT competition,and FOOD! Details here
  • PAW Election nominations are now open! Click here for details on positions and how to nominate.
  • Register for the next Postdoc Round Table Event with Nicole Wood from Central Michigan University for #Scicomm: How to use science communication via social media to boost your career and research on April 6th  at 3pm in IGAB Room 1N07. RSVP by April 4th by emailing
  • On-campus mental health support will be available from March 21st to April 20th, Tues, Wed, and Thurs in Rm 11 in UCC.  
  • Have income tax questions? Check out the pdf slides from our recent Postdoctoral Income Tax session.
  • Check out our twitter and facebook page for more upcoming events!

Please click on the links in the calendar for more information about upcoming PAW events and other professional development opportunities at Western. Questions? email us at

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