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!


Dear fellow post-docs,

It's time that we all got to meet one another! Please join us on Thursday 1 November to meet your post-doctoral colleagues here in the University of Ottawa community. We are hosting a mixer at Café Nostalgica from 5.30pm-7.30pm where a section will be reserved for us all to chat and meet one another. Free appetizers will be provided, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for you to purchase.

Any post-docs affiliated with the University of Ottawa are welcome so please tell your colleagues and encourage them to come along. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the event, and please RSVP to c.bracken-roche@uottawa.ca prior to Wednesday 31 October.

Hope to see you there!

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Chers collègues postdoctoraux,

 Il est temps de se rencontrer!  Joignez-vous à nous le jeudi 1er novembre pour rencontrer vos collègues postdoctoraux ici dans la communauté de l'Université d'Ottawa.
Nous organisons une rencontre au Café Nostalgica de 17h30 à 19h30 où une section sera réservée pour nous pour discuter et se rencontrer.
Des apéritifs gratuits seront fournis et des boissons alcoolisées et non alcoolisées seront disponible pour vous à acheter.

 Tous les post-doctorants affiliés à l'Université d'Ottawa sont les bienvenus. Parlez-en à vos collègues et encouragez-les à se joindre à nous.
N'hésitez pas à me contacter si vous avez des questions sur l'événement, et s'il vous plait, veuillez confirmer votre présence à c.bracken-roche@uottawa.ca avant le mercredi 31 octobre.

 Nous espérons vous y voir!

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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