Professional development for postdocs
The University of Calgary encourages postdoctoral scholars to acquire the varied skills necessary to advance their careers during this transitional training period.
In addition to the opportunities provided by your faculty supervisor and department, the university provides a number of professional development opportunities and resources to enrich your experience and allow you to get the most from your appointment.
Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning
The Educational Development Unit of the Taylor Institute offers teaching programs and workshops as well as project consultations and a range of in-depth resources. As you plan for a career in academia, the Taylor Institute can help you develop and hone your teaching philosophy. The Taylor Institute also offers workshops and collaborative group sessions on developing and writing grant proposals. Programs include: Instructional Skills Workshop Course and Instructional Design Learning Technologies Teaching Development Teaching Online
Innovate Calgary is the technology-transfer and business-incubation centre for the University of Calgary, helping bridge the gap between discovery and innovation. The team consists of highly qualified and experienced individuals in licensing, legal and business development related to the transferring of technologies from physical sciences, life sciences, and information and computer sciences relative to intellectual property. Innovate Calgary manages invention disclosures for university researchers, postdocs, staff and students.
Mitacs provides high-quality skills training to graduate students and early-career researchers who are seeking a competitive, professional advantage for their future careers. Available to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows registered at Canadian universities and are facilitated by leading industry and business professionals.
With more than 3000 video tutorials and courses taught by industry experts, lynda.com is designed for all levels of learners and is available whenever you're ready to learn. Featured training includes software courses (Outlook, Excel, Drupal, etc.), soft skill courses (time management, strategic planning, presentation skills, etc.) and design, video and audio creation/production courses. Visit the Human Resources lynda.com website for more information on how to register.
Continuing Education at the University of Calgary offers over a thousand courses taught by highly-qualified and engaging instructors, in both classroom and online environments. Courses and certificate programs range from Project Management to Professional Writing to Computer Technology.
LabNEXT is a team of information specialists and technologists who can provide assistance to postdoctoral scholars at all stages of the research process. Their expertise includes planning, working with data, scholarly communication, and Open Access publishing and hosting.