Mandate

To promote the welfare and interests of the members of the Postdoctoral Fellows Association within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. The Postdoctoral Fellows Association will include all postdoctoral fellows and assistants in the Faculty of Medicine and all affiliated research institutes.

 
 

Objectives

  1. To provide a central body that represents postdoctoral fellows registered with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

  2. To advocate for the interests and welfare of postdoctoral fellows registered with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

  3. To enhance visibility and representation of postdoctoral fellows registered with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

  4. To establish a network of representatives from each of the campuses: Civic Hospital, General Hospital, CHEO, Roger Guindon Health Sciences and University of Ottawa main campus.

  5. To ensure the distribution of information to all postdoctoral fellows registered with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Information including:      
    • A welcome package for new postdocs.
    • Rights, privileges and benefits of University of Ottawa postdoctoral fellows.
    • Mentors and representatives of the Faculty of Medicine Committee on Postdoctoral Studies and the Faculty of Medicine Council and others.
    • Fellowship granting agencies.
    • Workshops available to postdoctoral fellows including: Grant writing workshop, Stress management, New professor orientation, Time Management/Priority setting workshops
  6. To encourage the involvement of postdoctoral fellows in the day-to-day life of the University of Ottawa
  7. To create a link to the University of Ottawa Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies web site to include events, news, names of representatives from the Postdoctoral society, and a complete postdoctoral fellow email list, maintained and up-to-date.

  8. To create social events for postdoctoral fellows and their families.

  9. To provide an annual research symposium for the Postdocs of the Faculty of Medicine.