Tis the season to be jolly so come and join your fellow postdocs for PAW's Holiday Breakfast Celebration on Thursday Dec 12th at 10am at the Grad Club ! Tasty pastries and coffee will be served and we will play a small and fun gift exchange game (White Elephant gift exchange, see details below).
Hope to see you all there !
Snacks will be provided.
We're now back on our regular Happy Hour schedule (first Thursday of each month) so come share some free nachos with fellow postdoc on November 7th at 4pm at the Grad Club.
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The Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars / l’Association canadienne des stagiaires post-doctoraux (CAPS-ACSP) is pleased to release the report from the 2013 Survey of Canadian Postdoctoral Scholars, conducted in collaboration with Mitacs, between March and April, 2013.
Postdoctoral scholars, or postdocs, are individuals who have recently completed a doctoral or equivalent degree and are in a temporary period (1 to 5 years) of mentored research or scholarly training. As early-career researchers, postdocs are extremely important to the development of Canada's knowledge-based economy.
The 2013 Survey report presents a comprehensive and up-to-date view of Canadian postdocs, capturing the experiences of 1830 individuals working at 130 universities, hospitals, government laboratories, and private companies across Canada and abroad. This impressive response amounts to roughly 20% of all Canadian postdocs!
2013 Sondage sur les stagiaires post-doctoraux canadiens (Communiqué de presse)
L'Association canadienne des stagiaires post-doctoraux / the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars (l’ACSP-CAPS) est fière de publier le rapport du sondage de 2013 des stagiaires post-doctoraux canadiens, mené en collaboration avec Mitacs, entre mars et avril 2013.
Les stagiaires post-doctoraux, ou postdocs, sont des personnes ayant récemment obtenu un diplôme de doctorat, ou l’équivalent, et étant dans une période temporaire (entre 1 et 5 ans) de recherche encadrée ou de formation scientifique. En tant que chercheurs en début de carrière, les postdocs sont d’une importance capitale pour le développement de l'économie du savoir au Canada.
Le rapport du sondage 2013 présente une vue d’ensemble complète et à jour de la réalité des postdocs canadiens, compilant les expériences individuelles de 1830 personnes travaillant dans 130 universités, hôpitaux, laboratoires gouvernementaux et entreprises privées partout au Canada et à l'étranger. Cette réponse impressionnante correspond à environ 20% des postdocs canadiens!
The School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies and PAW will offer a series of events during the week of September 16.
Please check the calendar of events, details and RSVP deadlines below.
ONE-TIME FREE ACCESS TO THE RECREATION CENTRE: Please show your Western ID card and mention that you are a postdoctoral fellow at the Recreation Centre reception desk to get one complimentary visit to the gym between Monday September 16th and Friday September 20th.
POSTDOCTORAL ORIENTATION: All new postdocs are invited to attend this orientation in order to receive important information about being a postdoc at Western. Lunch will be provided.Time: 12 to 1 pm
If you want to attend this event, please register at: http://grad.uwo.ca/events?id=105
BOWLING: Half-price classic pizza followed by 1$ games of bowling. Significant others welcome. If you want to attend this event, please RSVP before Thursday September 12th to Sophie Lalande at firstname.lastname@example.orgTime: Dinner at 6:30 pm followed by a game of bowling
WORKSHOP FROM WIL EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Workshop on employment opportunities for postdocs and their spouses in and around London. Lunch will be provided.Time: 12 to 1 pm
HAPPY HOUR AND FREE MOVIE AT WESTERN FILM: Come share free nachos with fellow postdocs at the Grad Club. Look for PAW’s reserved tables. We will be giving away 100 tickets to attend a movie at Western film during the evening. Tickets are first come, first served. Film to be announced at: http://www.usc.uwo.ca/wfilm/
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: Grad Club, Middlesex College
Time: 7 pm
Location: Second floor of the University Community Centre (UCC)
MITACs WORKSHOP: Workshop on effective networking – currently FULL but you can put your name on the wait list !
Time: 1 to 4 pm.
Location: University Community Centre, Room 147B
Website to register: step.mitacs.ca/workshop/2013/09/effective-networking-london-september-18-2013
SOCCER: Come join fellow postdocs for a soccer match.Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
DINNER: Come join other postdocs for a dinner in town. Significant others welcome. If you want to attend this event, please RSVP before Thursday September 12th to Catherine Martel: email@example.comTime: 6:30 pm
FREE LUNCH AT THE GRAD CLUB: Come join other postdocs for the Indian Buffet. Look for PAW’s reserved tables.Time: 12 to 1 pm
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: Bring your kids to this London’s museum. Free admission on Friday evenings. If you want to attend this event, please RSVP before Thursday September 12th to Tim Burkhart at firstname.lastname@example.orgTime: 5 pm
PUB CRAWL: Come join us on this tour of the local pubs. Look for a sign for PAW at the Morrissey House. If you want to join the group later in the evening, please let Catherine Martel (email@example.com) know before the pub crawl begins and she will provide a phone number for you to be able to find the group.Time and locations:
PICNIC/POTLUCK: Come join other postdocs for an outside lunch. Please bring a dish to share with everyone. Look for the sign for PAW. Significant others and children are welcome and we will have access to a barbecue. This event will be cancelled if there is rain.Time: 1 pm
VISIT THE ELDON HOUSE: Join us for a guided tour of London's oldest residence, containing family heirlooms, furnishings and treasures of the Harris family as well as a beautiful 19th-century style garden. Admission by donation. Significant others and children are welcome. If you want to attend this event, please RSVP before Thursday September 12th to Agya Frimpong at firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: Tour starts at 1 pm
Location: 481 Ridout Street North
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Hope to see many of you there!
Blake, PAW president
The Bruce Peninsula is a beautiful area of Ontario offering lots of outdoors activities such as camping, hiking, swimming, kayaking and scuba diving. Since it takes about 4.5h to drive there, this will be a 2-day excursion with overnight stay in tents or rustic cabins. Tentative date for the trip: Saturday August 17 to Sunday August 18. The area is very popular and places to sleep are very limited so for this trip to be a success we need to know quickly how many people are seriously interested in coming so reservations can be made. Please email Catherine (email@example.com) ASAP if you would like to join, we will figure out the details later (carpooling, activities).
What: 2day excursion to Bruce Peninsula (Tobermory)
When: Weekend August 17-18
Who: Adults, kids, friends....
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