In recognition of the National Postdoc Appreciation Week, and to acknowledge the universities, institutes/departments, PDAs, and other organizations celebrating the contributions of their postdocs this week, CAPS/ACSP presents the following list of NPAW 2017 events in Canada.

To include your event(s) on this list, please send the details to or

You’re also encouraged to send photos of your events for posting on our website.

To view images from NPAW 2017 events across Canada click here.

To find out more about NPAW 2017 events around the world, visit this link to the website of the National Postdoc Association (NPA) in the US. You can also submit your 2017 events and send photos and stories to the NPA at this address:

NPAW 2017 Events in Canada:

University of British Columbia

UBC has at least one event for every day of NPAW, some of which are specific to individual departments/institutes, and some that are open to all postdocs, including a BBQ lunch hosted by the Postdoctoral Fellows Office on Thursday, Sept 21st and dinner and karaoke on Friday, Sept 22nd hosted by the UBC Postdoctoral Association.

Click here to view the full program of events being held at UBC this week.

University of Lethbridge

The University of Lethbridge offers the following events to celebrate NPAW 2017:

  1. 2nd Annual Postdoc Appreciation Day
  2. A lunch for postdocs, faculty, and administrators
  3. A panel discussion on “Getting a faculty position”
  4. University of Lethbridge Postdoctoral Association’s (ULPA’s) Annual General Meeting as well as a post-AGM social hour at a campus bar that evening.

University of Calgary

The Hotchkiss Brain Institute is offering free professional headshots for any postdoc members of the institute.