FHS PDA

Faculty of Health Science Postdoctoral Association (FHS PDA)

This site is specifically designed for prospective, current, and former Postdoctoral Fellows within the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at McMaster University.

The Executive Members of the FHS PDA are an elected body of current Postdoctoral Fellows whose mandate is to represent and provide a link between the FHS Administration and the FHS Postdoctoral Fellows. If you are a current Postdoctoral Fellow within the FHS, then we represent you! The FHS Postdoctoral Fellows are non-unionized; thus the FHS PDA provides the point of intersection between the Faculty, the University, and you: the current FHS Postdoctoral Fellow. If you have any questions or concerns about life as an FHS Postdoctoral Fellow, contact us!

The FHS PDA is continutally working to improve and enhance the Postdoctoral experience at McMaster, by hosting Cereer Nights, Postdoctoral Breakfasts, Travel Award Competitions, and Networking Events. Do you have an idea for a workshop? Are there info sessions you would like to see? Let us know, and we will see what we can do.

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

Your FHS PDA

“The McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Postdoctoral Association is dedicated to enhancing the Postdoctoral experience by connecting people, inspiring minds, and supporting career advancement in the field of Health Sciences.” – FHS PDA Mission Statement

 

Upcoming Events & Announcements

Summertime Ice Cream Social and Upcoming Events

Date: August 2017 (TBA)

Location: TBA

Do you like ICE CREAM?!? How about ice cream and a chance to hear about what the FHS PDA has been up to this summer and has planned for the Fall! Come out and join us for a cool treat on a hot day!

Email us to be added to our email list, to hear about upcoming events! (fhspda@mcmaster.ca)

 

Postdoc Appreciation Reception

Date: September 2017 (TBA)

Location: TBA

This is a reception to celebrate you, the Postdoctoral Fellow! Hosted by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), this event is the perfect opportunity to mingle with other McMaster Postdocs, catch up with Faculty members, and eat some good hors d'oeuvres!

This year, the SGS will have a professional photographer onsite to take complimentary headshots for Postdoctoral Fellows... Perfect for your LinkedIn profile!

Email us to be added to our email list, to hear about upcoming events! (fhspda@mcmaster.ca)

 

Grant Writing Session

Date: September 2017 (TBA)

Location: TBA

Information Session for New Postdoctoral Fellows

Date: September 2017 (TBA)

Location: TBA

Postdoc BBQ

Date: September 2017 (TBA)

Location: The Phoenix (www.phoenixmcmaster.com)

Come on out for a bite on us! The FHS PDA has joined forces with the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) to bring you an afternoon of BBQ and fellowship on the Phoenix patio. Bring your Postdoc friends and come join us for lunch!

Email us to be added to our email list, to hear about upcoming events! (fhspda@mcmaster.ca)

FHS Postdoc Breakfast (Theme: The Non-Academic Job Search)

Date: October 2017 (TBA)

Location: TBA

Coming this October Liz Koblyk, the Employee Career Development Advisor with Human Resources Services (employeecareers.mcmaster.ca), will speak about the Non-Academic Job search. Liz will hilight strategies presented in her new Non-Academic Work Search guide for Postdoctoral Fellows, which will be available to you following her presentation! Come hear about this exciting new resource!

Refreshments will be provided.

Email us to be added to our email list, to hear about upcoming events! (fhspda@mcmaster.ca)

FHS PDA Townhall

Date: October 2017 (TBA)

Location: TBA

We are recruiting!

Are you interested in joining the FHS PDA, to improve the Postdoc life at McMaster? Contact us (fhspda@mcmaster.ca) and let us know you are interested in learning more about our Executive positions.

Elections will take place at our annual Townhall meeting in October 2017. Interested candidates will be asked to make a brief presentation outlining the goals they would like to accomplish as an Executive member of the FHS PDA.

Get involved today!

 

Past Events 

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 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 FHS PDA Executive Officers!  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

WE NEED YOU HERE!!! - Social Events Coordinator 

Are you interested in this position? Let us know! (fhspda@mcmaster.ca)

 

Janaki Iyer - Administrative Officer

iyerj@mcmaster.ca

 

 

Wael Elhenawy - Postdoctoral Advocate

elhenaww@mcmaster.ca

 

 

 

 

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