Postdoctoral Association at Western
  • Check your email: Bring invite, ID, and postdoc membership to shop

  • 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

  • Celebrate the end of 2017 with PAW on Dec 19th from 9-10:30 am. Register now and join us in the International and Student Affairs Building Atrium for tasty breakfast eats.
  • We're looking for a new PAW Secretary to start Jan 2018. The roles of the secretary are:
    - Organize and facilitate PAW meetings and events
    - Prepare and circulate meeting agendas; attend meetings to record and circulate meeting minutes
    - Maintain our Constitution and Bylaws
    - Work closely with the Vice-President of Communications to disseminate information
    - Requires approximately 5 hours/month, with the majority of time devoted to the monthly PAW Executive Council meeting

    Please note that PAW meetings are at 4pm on the first Tuesday of each month at the Grad Club.

     If you are interested in this role, please send an e-mail to Caroline, PAW VP Communications, at

  • Postdoc Columbia Employee Store Access begins Dec 1 and runs to Dec 24. Check your postdoc email for your invite and postdoc card. 
  • Join the new Researchers Book Club! Meetings are the last Thursday of every month. More info here
  • Interested in improving your presentation skills? Join Yoshiko Yabe 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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