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Virtual Postdoctoral Research Week | May 31 - June 4, 2021

Monday, May 31, 2021
12:00 pm

Virtual Postdoctoral Research Week | May 31 - June 4, 2021
Please register HERE:

The Postdoctoral Research Forum was created by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) and the Postdoctoral Association at Western (PAW) to foster scientific interaction, interdepartmental collaboration, and garner greater exposure and recognition for postdoctoral scholars’ invaluable research. This year, due to the pandemic, we will be offering the event in a new virtual format.


Monday, May 31
12:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Dr. Jenny Liu

Dr. Jenny Liu is a Postdoctoral Associate with the MacDonald Franklin OSI Research Centre and the Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. She also holds appointments with the Toronto Western Hospital-Krembil Research Institute, and the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University. Dr. Liu is an elected board member of the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture, an international organization devoted to fostering cultural aspects of mental health and illness. Dr. Liu’s background is in psychological science, and her scholarship activities bridge research in stress and resilience with community-based applications.
Tuesday, June 1
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
3 Minute Research Competition (3MR) - showcase your own research in 3 minutes and have a chance to win $100 for submission of a presentation and $250 for ranking top 10! 
The 3 Minute Research Competition is a research communication exercise where postdoctoral scholars have 3 minutes or less to present their work and its impact to a diverse group of audience members. The exercise develops overall communication skills and competencies in the explanation of your research in layman's terms. 
Cash prizes are given to assist winners in attending conferences in order to promote their research and further their career network.
· First 10 places: $250
· Submission: $100
· Pre-recorded video submitted between May 20 and May 27 - instructions will be provided to the registrants
· One slide only
· Talk can only be 3 minutes 
Wednesday, June 2
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Developing a Research Program with Dr. Mariam Hayward, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Manager, Research Western
This hands-on workshop will walk attendees through the strategic planning required to build and maintain a research program.  
Thursday, June 3
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Professional CV/Resume Interactive Workshop with Dr. Wendy Richards, Employment Counsellor
Learn how to convert your CV into a professional resume. By the end of the session, you should have a deeper understanding of how to translate your achievements into a competitive resume.
Friday, June 4
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Award Ceremony, followed by a virtual happy hour
During the award ceremony, we will announce the following:
-3MR Winners
-Postdoc of the Year Award
-Supervisor of the Year Award
Looking forward to seeing you on May 31.

Mihaela Harmos

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