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, November 29, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: IIC-3001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John's Campus
FC 2015 , Forest Centre Building, Grenfell Campus


11:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m.-11:20 a.m.


11:20 a.m.-11:25 a.m.

Welcome remarks

11:25 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

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

11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Introduction to LUMUN

12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.


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, Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Dean of Graduate Studies

Welcome Remarks:

  • Dr. Max Liboiron, Interim Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Research)


  • Current Postdoc
    • Michael King, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow, Marine Institute, Memorial University
      and Honorary Research Associate, University of Cape Town, South Africa

  • Lecturers' Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland (LUMUN)
    • Dr. Bui Petersen, LUMUN
  • Faculty Relations
    • Ian McKinnon, Associate Director (Acting), Office of Faculty Relations
  • Human Resources
    • Glen Roberts, Manager, Benefits, Pensions and Compensation, Department of Human Resources

  • Research Grant and Contract Services
    • 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