Upcoming Events

Postdoc Appreciation Week 

Join new and current postdoctoral fellows and associates at several events during the week of September 19th to September 24th. Please register where appropriate (links below)

Date

Event

Sunday, Sept 19th

Terry Fox Run. The Terry Fox Run is an annual event in support to of the Terry Fox Foundation which raises funds in aid of cancer research. Each year PAW enters a team to support this worthy cause. To join and/or support our team please follow the link below. This year is a ‘run your own way’ event and will be held virtually, see the website for more details.

Team support link: http://www.terryfox.ca/postdocPAW

Monday, Sept 20th, 11:30 am - 2 pm

New Postdoc Orientation. If you are a new Postdoc and have not been egistered, please do so above.

Registration: https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_87l7xoH50UuTkh0

Zoom Link: https://westernuniversity.zoom.us/j/92598757633

Tuesday, Sept 21st,
12:30 pm - 2 pm 

An introduction to EDI – Speaker: Alex Levine. 

More than ever, we are aware of the inequities that exist for underrepresented groups like women, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, and other equity entitled groups. It continues to be our collective responsibility to ensure that we allow equitable access for participation from these groups, and additionally, to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for everyone to thrive in our lab and research environment.


This session will include education on the basic concepts of EDI, principles and best practices of equity and inclusion, and how these can be applied in the lab and research environment. We will go through some examples of meaningful land acknowledgments, inclusive scientific practice and language, and how to create open and safe spaces for all.

Registration: https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1X4ynGyD72Jckyq


Zoom Link: https://westernuniversity.zoom.us/j/97604272892

Wednesday, Sept 22nd, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Virtual Workout Session - Brent Wakefield (Registered Kinesiologist)

 

In this interactive session Brent will be providing an evidence-based approach to starting an effective and efficient resistance training program. We will discuss the benefits of resistance training for overall health, improving function and reducing joint pain. We will discuss some theory, provide some example workouts and take you through some key exercises to implement into your resistance training program to keep you moving pain free.

Registration: https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5onpI2G1O8u0G6q


Zoom link: https://westernuniversity.zoom.us/j/99572562119

Thursday, Sept 23rd, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Successful first grant writing as an academic.

Dr. Emily Lalone (Mechanical and Material Engineering)

Dr. Marieke Mur (Psychology and Computer Science)

Dr. Taylor Schmitz (Physiology and Pharmacology)

In this interactive session we will be hearing from a panel of new faculty who will be sharing their experience of writing their first grant. This session will be of use those who are likely to be writing grants and fellowships soon.

Registration: https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6h6dXvqo4FQ37F4


Zoom link: https://westernuniversity.zoom.us/j/91465482165

Friday, September 24th, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

AGM and Networking Session. In this session we will hold our annual general meeting. In this session we will discuss the preliminary results of our postdoc survey and share our focuses for the upcoming year. After the AGM we will have a networking session where the topic of conversation will be ‘living in London’. This is a great opportunity for postdocs who are new to London to get ideas of what’s around in the city and for people who have been here a while to meet the new postdocs on campus. We will also be joined by Natalie Wakabayashi, Director of Culture & Entertainment Tourism London, and she will share her insights of living in London.

Registration: https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6u0Nc6TUmSCj0HA


Zoom Link: https://westernuniversity.zoom.us/j/98123064938