Celebrate Postdoc Appreciation Week
By Communications Staff
September 12, 2013
Who doesn’t love a postdoc? Well, now is your opportunity to show it.
Next week, Sept. 16-20, marks National Postdoc Appreciation Week, a celebration devoted to the contribution of postdoctoral scholars across Canada and the United States. Both Western’s School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, grad.uwo.ca, and the Postdoctoral Association at Western, www.postdocs.uwo.ca/, have scheduled a number of events throughout the week.
On Monday, all new postdocs are invited to attend an orientation to receive information about working at Western. The event is scheduled for 12-1 p.m. in Western Student Services Building, room 2130. On Tuesday, a workshop will explore employment opportunities for postdocs and their spouses in and around London. The event is scheduled for 12-1 p.m. in University Community Centre, room 147B. On Saturday, postdocs and their families are invited for a picnic lunch at 1 p.m. at Gibbons Park (pavilion near Victoria Street).
In 2012, 112 institutions in the United States and Canada organized events to recognize postdoctoral researchers.
Western has approximately 380 postdoctoral scholars at any time; 47 per cent of those are international. Although housed across all faculties, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Engineering, Science and Social Science boast the highest postdoc population.
More than 900 peer-reviewed publications are attributed to current postdocs. Last year, the university secured two Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships and 12 MITACS Elevate internships.
For further events, registration and up-to-the-minute details, visit each organization’s respective websites.
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