Program SFU Postdoctoral Research Day 2015

8:30 -  9:15 am


9:15 -  9:30 am

Welcome by PDA President Emma Griffiths

Official opening by Mary-Ellen Kelm, Associate Dean of Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

9:30 - 10:15 am 

Keynote 1 - Making a Career in Academia by Carson Keever
Biologist and faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Lead-in by current SFU Postdoctoral Fellow Tiffany Timbers

10:15 - 10:30 am

Coffee break

10:30 - 11:15 am

Spotlight Round 1

  1. Cinzia Colombo - Department of Chemistry
    Design and Synthesis of Potential Influenza Viral Neuramidases Inhibitors
  2. Eunice Chin - Department of Biological Sciences
    The Role of the Placenta in the Long-term Effects of a High-fat Diet on Offspring Physiology
  3. Valentina Savo - Hakai Institute, Department of Archaeology
    Local Observations on Climate Change

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Exploration Round 1 (e.g. poster and book tables)
Click here for an overview

12:15 - 1:15 pm

Networking Lunch

1:15 - 2:00 pm

Keynote 2 - Making a Career Outside of Academia by Philip  Molloy
Marine Ecologist at Stantec

2:00 - 2:15 pm

Bridging Academia and Industry
Presentation by Sang Mah of Mitacs

2:15 - 2:45 pm

Spotlight Round 2

  1. Varkey Jon Thomas - Beedie School of Business
    Patenting and Commercialization Strategy of a Star-Scientist: MIT's Robert Langer
  2. Julia Smith - Faculty of Health Sciences
    Like Smoke Through a Key Hole: How Think Tanks Facilitate the Global Transfer of Tobacco Policie

2:45 - 3:00 pm

Coffee break

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Exploration Round 2 (e.g. poster and book tables)
Click here for an overview

4:00 - 4:45 pm

Spotlight Round 3

  1. Michelle Vanchu-Orosco - Faculty of Education
    Digitizing the Wisdom of Our Elders: From Digital Storytelling to Life Learning
  2. Stefano Rubino - Department of Chemistry
    Beyond Atomic Images: Spectroscopy in Microscopy
  3. Rolf Sidler - Deparment of Earth Sciences
    Simulation of Acoustic Wave Propagation and Snowpack Failure in Explosive Avalanche Mitigation Experiments

4:45 - 6:00 pm

Conference Social & Award Ceremony
Highland Pub, Maggie Benson Center

Save the date!

May 20th 2015 at IRMACS
Burnaby Campus

The SFU Postdoctoral Research Day is made possible with the support of