Come join us on Thursday March 23 for a Postdoc meeting with pizza lunch. Given that it’s “tax season”, we’ll discuss the basics of filing Federal and State taxes, including issues affecting fellows and international scholars. Your peers are also an excellent resource for tax questions and this will be a good opportunity to ask questions and share information.
We will also be discussing our efforts on the topic of Visa and Immigration, and what kinds of support we can ask UC to provide for Postdocs affected by the visa ban. Come and share your ideas!
Lunch will be provided!
The 2nd Annual UCSC Postdoctoral research symposium will take place on Friday April 21st, 2017 at Stevenson event center, Stevenson College, UCSC from 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our keynote speakers this year will be Prof. Joanne Engel, MD, PhD from UCSF and Prof. Katherine S. Pollard, PhD from Gladstone Institutes. In addition to our keynote lectures, this symposium will feature a series of 15 minute talks by postdocs, a poster session and a panel discussion. This year, the career panel discussion will be focusing on non-academic careers with experts from various biotech industries. The panel discussion will be followed by poster session and prizes for best talks and posters!
ALL are welcome to attend – the symposium is open to all UCSC members, faculty, Postdocs, graduate students and research scientists.
Postdocs: Please submit your abstracts for talks by Monday 10th April, so that we can schedule you in. All UCSC postdocs are welcome to participate.
Graduate students and Postdocs are welcome to submit an abstract for the poster session.
Abstract submission deadline: Monday 10th April. Registration and abstract submission link: https://goo.gl/forms/6pXsfmlUKg8yURVz1
The April 22nd March for Science marks a historic day of action for researchers at UC, and across the country. At our meeting this month, we will be talking about how we can maintain the momentum from the March, build solidarity within the scientific community, and engage the public to help push back against anti-science policies. Bring your creative ideas!
We will be serving light refreshments.
Access and affordability of housing is a concern for many, if not all of us. At this month’s membership meeting, we’ll explore the specific housing challenges UC Postdocs face, discuss what options exist at our campus, and talk about how the Postdoc Union can work to increase housing access.
Lunch will be provided!
What can scientists and researchers do to take action in this political moment?
Join us for an evening panel discussion of researchers followed by a forum and facilitated conversation on the current role of the science community in making political change. What action can we take to follow up on the March for Science, the proposed cuts to the NIH, and the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement?