Postdoctoral Association at Western
  • Western Researchers Book Club: Meets the last Thursday of every month

  • Presentation Club: Work with fellow postdocs to improve your presentation skills

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

  • PAW would like to invite applicants for the position of Vice President Finance to sit on the PAW Executive Council for 2018-2019. Duties include: Providing  detailed accounting of PAW funds and expenses for your council term, preparing a recommended budget, serving as the Postdoc Tax representative, and responsing to postdoc queries regarding filing taxes, and attending the Postdoc Tax Information Session, providing information regarding Canadian awards and fellowships for postdocs.

    This is a great opportunity to work with new postdocs, engage with your Postdoc community and elevate your CV or resume.

    Please send your interest and brief description of yourself to PAW President Caroline Alencar before Friday June 29th.

  • Get access to the Columbia Employee Store from June 15th to July 8th. Check your email for your Postdoctoral ID; bring ID or proof of employment and this invitation to gain access to employee pricing!
  • Join the Researchers Book Club! Meetings are the last Thursday of every month. More info here
  • Interested in improving your presentation skills? Join fellow postdocs at an upcoming Presentation Club meeting! Check the calendar below for upcoming sessions. Graduate students and postdocts welcome! Details here
  • 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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