Calendar

 
Mar
23
Thu
Santa Cruz Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Sinsheimer Labs, Room 301
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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!

Apr
12
Wed
Santa Cruz – March for Science Sign-making and Happy Hour @ Graduate Student Commons
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
21
Fri
Santa Cruz – Postdoc Symposium @ Stevenson Event Center
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

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

May
11
Thu
Davis (Sacramento) Membership Meeting – Next Steps After the March for Science @ Blaisdell Library, Room 1106
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The April 22nd March for Science marked 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!

Additionally we’ll be electing campus stewards. All members in good standing are eligible to accept nomination.

Lunch will be provided!

Jun
27
Tue
Davis (Sacramento) Membership Meeting @ 1106 Blaisdell Library
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we will be discussing Personal Time Off and the various kinds of leaves (Maternity, Parental, Personal, Medical, etc.) available to Postdocs, how to make use of those leaves when needed, as well as how paid sick days and holidays work under the contract.

Jul
25
Tue
Davis (Sacramento) Membership Meeting – Career Development @ Administrative Support Building (ASB), Room 1875
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting we will discuss career development resources: how to take advantage of them, rights under our contract and how these rights can be improved upon. Come join us!

Santa Cruz Membership Meeting – Retirement Planning @ Earth and Marine Sciences Building, Room A333
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Aug
23
Wed
Davis (Sacramento) Membership Meeting – Retirement Planning @ 1106 Blaisdell Library
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll answer frequently asked questions about retirement plan options for Postdocs, including the Defined Contribution Plan (DCP). We’ll be joined by a retirement planner from Fidelity Investments who can provide expert advice.

Aug
30
Wed
Santa Cruz Membership Meeting – Leaves @ Earth and Marine Sciences, Room A333
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we will be discussing Personal Time Off and the various kinds of leaves (Maternity, Parental, Personal, Medical, etc.) available to Postdocs, how to make use of those leaves when needed, as well as how paid sick days and holidays work under the contract.

Sep
19
Tue
Santa Cruz Membership Meeting – Health Benefits @ Sinsheimer 301
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss the UC Postdoc Health Benefits, and generally how health insurance works in the US. Especially helpful if you’re a relatively new UCX Postdoc, or you want to educate yourself on all options before the Open Enrollment period coming up in October/November.