Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine’s Post-Doctoral Association!

We represent all post-doctoral fellows/assistants in the Faculty of Medicine and its affiliated research institutes. Our aim is to facilitate your experience during your years among us. Please browse the website for information on Social, Professional, and Administrative issues. Remember that the Association exists FOR YOU and is coordinated BY YOU, so get involved!

We hope that we can enrich the post-doc training experience here at the University of Ottawa and help in preparing post-docs for their long-term careers. Please feel free to contact the association if you have any questions, concerns or are not receiving group emails from us.

We wish you much success with your research at the University of Ottawa!

A brief history of the association


The Faculty of Medicine’s Post-Doctoral Association was formed on the initiative of Dr. Jacquie Vanderluit (former post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Ruth Slack’s lab). A small group of post-docs spent much time with her, planning the mandate of the association and tried to bolster interest in post-doc affairs in the Faculty.

Following Dr. Vanderluit’s departure in 2006, Dr. Ziad Chaar (former post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Catherine Tsilfidis’ lab) took over as association president. The association’s membership increased and the executive committed focused on updating the mandate, generating welcome packages for incoming post-docs, sought to include post-doc representatives on several important faculty committees and promoted teaching opportunities.

In 2007, Dr. Angela Crawley and Dr. Erin Seifert (post-docs in Dr. Jonathan Angel and Dr. Mary-Ellen Harper's labs respectively) took over as co-chairs and continued to improve the association’s visibility with the help of an excellent executive committee! The focused on dealing with the changing taxation issues at that time and implementing the postdoc academic program. Dr. Lilia Antanova and Dr. Jean-Simon Diallo continued to improve the post-doc association.

Currently, the post-doc association's members are listed here on the "Committee Membership" page.

Come join us!


Call for abstracts: Research Day for postdoctoral fellows in 2019

The 11th annual edition of the Research Day approaching. This event is open to all Fellows of the University of Ottawa. (Everyone can participate and present.) Throughout the day, there will be a lecture given by our guest star, a round table on opportunities in the labor market, presentations by postdocs with a buffet and a contest posters.

Cash prizes will be awarded to winners of speakers and poster contest.

To register, use the link below and indicate whether you want to submit an abstract. Please select if you want to be among the speakers. Three abstracts will be selected for a conference.

To register Deadline for abstract submission: 1 March 2019

Research Day for postdoctoral fellows in 2019

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Location: Pavillon Roger-Guidon - Atrium

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Strong, President of CIHR, Professor of Neurology and Dean of Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University.

For questions, please contact the Association postdoctoral students from the Faculty of Medicine email PDFmedAssociation@uOttawa.ca

Hope to see you there!

The 10th Annual Postdoctoral Research Day 2018 was a big success!

The PDA would like to thank Dr. Mona Nemer (Chief Science Advisor of Canada, University), the three outstanding former University of Ottawa Postdoctoral for giving talks on how to tackle hurdles to academic success - Dr. Lee-Hwa Tai (University of Sherbooke), Dr. Mireille Khacho (University of Ottawa), and Dr. Jim Uniacke (University of Guelph), the three uOttawa postdocs that told us about their work, and finally all the uOttawa postdocs that came out. We can't wait until next year! 




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