FHSPDA

Faculty of Health Science Postdoctoral Association(FHS-PDA)

This site is specifically designed for current, prospective, as well as former Postdoctoral Fellows at the Faculty of Health Science here at McMaster.

The PDA is an elected body of current Postdoctoral Fellows whose mandate is to represent the Faculty of Health Science PDFs. The PDA therefore represents the ideal intersection point between the Faculty and McMaster University and the currently working Postdoctoral Fellows. If you are a current Postdoctoral Fellow and have questions and concerns, contact us. This is what we are here for.

The PDA is actively working to enhance the postdoctoral experience, by hosting workshops, info session and networking events. Do you have an idea for a workshop? Are there info sessions you would like to see. Tell us and we see what we can do.

We are currently building a LinkedIn based Networking tool to create a more effective and enduring PDF network. Networking is now more important than ever for any career path you may chose. This nascent network represents the ideal stepping stone towards establishing or increasing your professional network. It will feature current discussions that will not only focus on future career options, but also on the current live here at McMaster.

We hope to hear from you, and look forward to having you as part of our constantly growing postdoctoral network here at McMaster University.

Upcoming Events & Announcements

LSO Networking Night

Marché Restaurant’s MUVBAR - Brookfield Place Street Level

Thursday February 16, 2017 (5:30-9:00pm)

LSO's Networking Nights event series provides a forum for LSO members and non-members to build connections with the life sciences community in a social setting. 

On average we have 100 -120 confirmed attendees per event, with our most popular event drawing 140 people. One third of attendees represented SME companies, 33% were researchers/students, with the remainder being consultants, lawyers, investors, accelerators, multinationals, and government delegates.

This is a great opportunity to meet representatives working in the Life Sciences industry from across the GTA.

Registration is FREE and more information can be found here http://www.lifesciencesontario.ca/events/eventsCalendar/FEBNetworking201...

 

FHS Postdoc Breakfast (Theme TBA)

March 3, 2017 (9-11am)

Location: MDCL 3012

All FHS postdocs are encouraged to join our monthly free breakfast supported by your FHS PDA. Come and socialize with your fellow postdocs or just come and grab a quick bite. A hot breakfast will be provided along with water and of course coffee to get you through your long day!

FHS PDA Postdoc Travel Award Competition

March 30, 2017

Location: TBA

Abstract deadline: February 28, 2017

  • Provide a 50-100 word description on your research project.

Presentation requirements and scoring

FHS Research Plenary Abstract Deadline

Poster and Oral Sessions

Postdoctoral fellows in areas of health science research are invited to participate in Poster and Oral Sessions at this event.  Instructions and abstract forms may be found online, at http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/grad/research_plenary.html.

PDF abstracts are due to fhsgrad@mcmaster.ca by March 24th, 2017.  

Award Nominations

The Health Sciences Graduate Studies office invites nominations for Postdoctoral Fellow Awards, Faculty Awards, Graduate Student Awards and Additional Awards for Excellence. For a complete listing of awards, nomination materials, and eligibility, please visit http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/grad/research_plenary.html.

The deadline for receipt of all nomination materials for these awards is March 24th, 2017 by 4:00pm. Materials may be submitted by email, to fhsgrad@mcmaster.ca.

FHS Postdoc Breakfast (Theme TBA)

April 7, 2017 (9-11am)

Location: MSCL 2233

All FHS postdocs are encouraged to join our monthly free breakfast supported by your FHS PDA. Come and socialize with your fellow postdocs or just come and grab a quick bite. A hot breakfast will be provided along with water and of course coffee to get you through your long day!

FHS Postdoc Breakfast (Theme TBA)

May 5, 2017 (9-11am)

Location: HSC 4N55A

All FHS postdocs are encouraged to join our monthly free breakfast supported by your FHS PDA. Come and socialize with your fellow postdocs or just come and grab a quick bite. A hot breakfast will be provided along with water and of course coffee to get you through your long day!

FHS Research Plenary

Jan and Mien Heersink Reading Pavilion (HSC library, 1st floor)

May 16-19, 2017

Every year our faculty holds a plenary to showcase our research excellence

Additional info can be found here. https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/grad/research_plenary.html

FHS Postdoc Breakfast (Theme TBA)

June 2, 2017 (9-11am)

Location: MDCL 2233

All FHS postdocs are encouraged to join our monthly free breakfast supported by your FHS PDA. Come and socialize with your fellow postdocs or just come and grab a quick bite. A hot breakfast will be provided along with water and of course coffee to get you through your long day!

 

General Inquiries

fhspda@mcmaster.ca

 

Executive Committee

!! We have positions open for a Communications Officer and Social Events Coordinator!  Please contact us if you are interested.

We would be happy to meet with you to discuss the details of the position. Join us so you can help make a difference !!

 

ht   

HT Law - Chair 

lawh1@mcmaster.ca

jocelyn   

Jocelyn Wessels - Vice-Chair

wessels@mcmaster.ca

   

bex

Rebekah Sherburn - Social Events Coordinator

sherburr@mcmaster.ca

 

 

Janaki Iyer - Administration Officer

iyerj@mcmaster.ca

 

 

Wael Elhenawy - Postdoc advocate Officer

elhenaww@mcmaster.ca

 

 

 

 

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