Postdoctoral Fellows Orientation

Every year, the School of Graduate Studies hosts an Orientation event for new Postdoctoral Fellows (appointed within the past 12 months). The Orientation includes a lunch as well as presentations on academic and service matters that help with the transition to life as a Postdoc and on Memorial’s campus. The Orientation is also an important opportunity for Postdocs to network and form friendships with peers.

Date: Friday, February 9, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Genesis Centre Boardroom, IIC-3001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation


11:00 a.m.-11:20 a.m.Registration
11:20 a.m.-11:25 a.m.Greetings
11:25 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Welcome remarks
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Tips for succeeding as a Memorial University Postdoc (Current Postdoc)
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.Lunch
12:30 p.m.-12:50 p.m.Introduction to Faculty Relations
12:50 p.m.-1:10 p.m.Human Resources Benefits
1:10 p.m.-1:30 p.m.Research Grant & Contract Services
1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.Q&A, closing remarks, wrap-up

Master of Ceremonies/Greetings:

  • Dr. Aimée Surprenant, Dean of Graduate Studies

Welcome Remarks:

  • Dr. Mark Abrahams, Associate Vice-President (Research) Pro Tempore


  • Current Postdoc
    • Michael King, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty Relations
    • Ian McKinnon, Director (Acting)
  • Human Resources
    • Glen Roberts, Manager, Benefits and Pensions
  • Research Grant and Contract Services
    • David Miller, Director



Postdoctoral Fellows

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000