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!

Mar
28
Tue
Santa Barbara – March for Science Planning @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss how we can help build the upcoming March for Science in Santa Barbara on April 22. The March for Science is a national movement that is organizing actions and marches across the country on April 22 in support of science and scientists. Postdocs across the state have been getting involved, and we will discuss what we can do for our local march.

We will also talk about your rights to take political action, including your rights to attend marches and protests (including if you’re on a visa).

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
20
Thu
Santa Barbara – Panel Event to Discuss Issues Affecting Science and Scientists @ Bren Hall, Room 1414
Apr 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 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

Santa Barbara – March for Science Sign-Making Event @ The Arbor (outside the library)
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
28
Fri
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Next Steps After March for Science @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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!

Lunch will be provided!

May
12
Fri
UCSB Happy Hour @ Lama Dog
May 12 @ 6:00 pm

Lets meet downtown this time for our monthly happy hour!

We can try Lama Dog in the funk zone. It is a cool place with food, not alcoholic beverages (home made kombucha) and a large selection of draft beers.

May
26
Fri
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Postdoc Housing @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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!

Jun
30
Fri
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Leaves @ Bren Hall, Room 4316
Jun 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.