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 presentations on academic and service matters that help with the transition to life as a Postdoc at Memorial. The Orientation is also an important opportunity for Postdocs to network and form friendships with peers.

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online (connection details will be emailed to you after you register)


9:00 a.m.-9:10 a.m.


9:10 a.m.-9:20 a.m.

Welcome remarks

9:20 a.m.-9:40 a.m.

Tips for succeeding as a Memorial University Postdoc (Current Postdoc)

9:40 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Introduction to LUMUN

10:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m.

Introduction to Faculty Relations

10:20 a.m.-10:40 a.m.

Human Resources Benefits

10:40 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Research Grant & Contract Services

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Q&A, closing remarks, wrap-up

Master of Ceremonies/Greetings:

  • Dr. Aimée Surprenant, Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Dean of Graduate Studies

Welcome Remarks:

  • Dr. Ray Gosine is Associate Vice-President (Research)


  • Current Postdoc
    • Dr. Katie Wadden, CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Medicine

  • Lecturers' Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland (LUMUN)
    • Mr. Gil Shalev, Vice President, LUMUN
  • Faculty Relations
    • Mr. Ian McKinnon, Associate Director (Acting), Office of Faculty Relations
  • Human Resources
    • Mr. Glen Roberts, Manager, Benefits, Pensions and Compensation, Department of Human Resources

  • Research Grant and Contract Services
    • Mr. David Miller, Director, Research Grant and Contract Services



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