Unit 3 (Postdoc) Training Opportunities

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We have a full listing for the month of November. Please review and if you have questions, please contact postdoc@mcmaster.ca or reaching out directly to the host department/organization.
Planning Your Postdoc – (in-person) November 14, 10:30am-11:30am
Whether you want to pursue a career in academia, research, or beyond, you will want to use your time on campus wisely to leverage your training opportunities and experience. This interactive 60-minute workshop will help you to consider your professional goals for your postdoc, and begin planning for your next steps.
This workshop will be delivered in person. Registration required. Please reach out to Catherine Maybrey, Coordinator Postdoctoral Affairs and Research Training, at postdoc@mcmaster.ca with any questions.
Reimagining Mindsets for the Future – November 16, 4:30pm-6:30pm Registration required
In this interactive workshop, mindsets that are known to support future thinking in a world that is less known to us – such as multiple identities and paradoxical thinking – will be explored. With the use of visual arts along with group coaching techniques, you will gain a deeper appreciation and become more self-aware of your own mindset. We also focus on unpacking multiple identities and its impact on creative thinking and problem solving within an uncertain future. You will have the opportunity to learn tools to shift your mindset, thinking and mood to reimagine and apply next steps for your future within the context of work, academia and beyond. This workshop will include refreshments and a behind-the-scenes look at relevant artworks in the M(M)A collection. Please reach out to Catherine Maybrey, Coordinator Postdoctoral Affairs and Research Training, at postdoc@mcmaster.ca with any questions.
Teaching & Learning Workshop – Exclusively for Postdoctoral Scholars November 21, 2:15pm-3:15pm
Join Kim Dej (Vice-Provost, Teaching & Learning) and Erin Allard (Lead Educational Developer, MacPherson Institute). Learn about the teaching and learning supports, resources and opportunities available to you at McMaster and explore how you can refine and experiment with your own teaching and leadership practice.  No experience required, and you do not need to be currently teaching to attend.
This event will be delivered in person and is available exclusively for postdoctoral researchers. Please reach out to Catherine Maybrey, Coordinator Postdoctoral Affairs and Research Training, at postdoc@mcmaster.ca with any questions.
Registration is required and space is limited.
Industry Partnerships in Research – November 23, 2:30pm-3:30pm. Registration is required.
Join our guest speaker, Ross Huyskamp, from the McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO) in this presentation on graduate student involvement in industry-partnered research projects, including considerations for professionalism, IP, confidentiality, and publication. If you are working with an industry partner, or are considering it, this session will help you to identify your next steps and the resources you have available to assist you.
ROADS (Research Office) Info Session for Postdoctoral Researchers – November 29, 2pm-3pm
Postdoctoral Researchers at McMaster are required to apply for funding, and they can also hold their own research accounts. Before you start your applications, you’ll want to attend this info session. Amanda Graveline, Senior Advisor, Development from McMaster’s Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS) will share insights, expertise, and best practices on applications, grant management, and things you should know as an early career researcher. This session will touch on all disciplines and the Tri-Agencies (SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR). You can submit your questions in advance of the info session. If you have any questions about this event, please email Catherine Maybrey at postdoc@mcmaster.caRegister on Zoom
Teaching & Learning Certificates of Completion Program Winter 2024 Registration Opens Friday, December 1st at 8:30am
Register by emailing Emily Hynes (hynese@mcmaster.ca).
Please note: Registration is first come, first served. Space is limited and fills quickly. There is no waiting list. See attached email for details.
Fundamentals of IP Online Course now available from MILO
Fundamental knowledge of both Intellectual Property (IP) and commercialization will enhance the impact and value of your ideas and innovations.
The McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO) is proud to announce our new online course: “Fundamentals of IP at McMaster,” which explores the core principles of IP and commercialization. The course is now available for free to students, staff, and faculty through Mosaic.
Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative now accepting applications. – Dec 5, 2023 Deadline
We invite you to be a part of this initiative aimed at advancing research and innovation in the field of maternal and fetal health.
Grant Amount: $500,000 over four years
Eligibility: Researchers, scientists, and institutions dedicated to maternal and fetal health research
To learn more about the Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative and the application process, please visit Burroughs Wellcome.