Queen's University

Post-doc training office boosts online profile

 
2014-06-12

By Mark Kerr, Senior Communications Officer

The Office of Post-Doctoral Training (OPDT) has launched a website that will help prospective, incoming and current post-doctoral fellows discover support services and events that cater to their interests and needs.

[Rebecca Hugler]Rebecca Hügler, the co-ordinator of the Office of Post-Doctoral Training, has worked to create a website that supports post-docs and their families.

“We strive to provide information to help post-docs further their careers and to support them and their families as they become members of the Queen’s and Kingston community,” says Rebecca Hügler, Co-ordinator, OPDT.

The website contains specific information for prospective, incoming and current scholars. There are also news stories, links to campus and community resources and events, and a social media feed.

The OPDT also hopes the website acts as a go-to resource for faculty members as they recruit highly qualified post-doctoral fellows.

“Post-docs make a considerable contribution to the research enterprise at Queen’s as they gain relevant training for their future careers,” says Brenda Brouwer, Vice-Provost and Dean School of Graduate Studies. “The Office of Post-Doctoral Training in the School of Graduate Studies is establishing itself as a valuable resource in supporting and meeting the professional development needs of this unique group of researchers.”

Dr. Hügler was hired earlier this year to lead the new office. In addition to the website, the OPDT is offering a number of services including orientation events twice a year for new and current post-docs and regular newsletters with information relevant to these scholars. The OPDT is also helping organize the Graduate and Post-Doctoral Career Week October 14-17.

Feedback on the new website is welcome. Comments can be emailed to sgspostdoc@queensu.ca.
 

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