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Aug
16
Thu
San Diego – Postdoc Union Happy Hour @ BJ's
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for our August Happy Hour, one week from today! Partners and colleagues are welcome. This is a great opportunity to meet other Postdocs in San Diego.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Aug
21
Tue
San Diego – Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ School of Medicine (Grass area in front of Club Med and MTF)
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join for a coffee hour co-hosted by the Union of Postdocs and Academic Researchers United, a group of Project Scientists, Specialists, Researchers and others who are in the process for forming a union at UC! Come have coffee and socialize and feel free to bring along your colleagues, especially fellow Postdocs or Academic Researchers.

Sincerely,

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Elisabeth Ghabache Head Steward
Anatoly Shabalin, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward

Aug
29
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Benefits Info @ Batchelor Hall 2158
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This month during our Membership Meeting, we’ll discuss the UC Postdoc Benefits Plan:

  • How does health insurance work in the US?
  • What is the difference between the HMO and the PPO medical plan?
  • What are my out-of-pocket medical expenses?
  • How to find a General Physician/Pediatrician/Dentist/Endodontist?
  • And more.

Especially helpful if you’re a relatively new Postdoc, or you want to educate yourself on all options before the Open Enrollment period coming up in October.

If you have a question right now, feel free to let us know at riverside@uaw5810.org.

Lunch will be provided!

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

Aug
30
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Benefits Info @ Price Center East, 4th Floor, Governance Chambers
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This month during our Membership Meeting, we’ll discuss the UC Postdoc Benefits Plan:

  • How does health insurance work in the US?
  • What is the difference between the HMO and the PPO medical plan?
  • What are my out-of-pocket medical expenses?
  • How to find a General Physician/Pediatrician/Dentist/Endodontist?
  • And more.

Especially helpful if you’re a relatively new Postdoc, or you want to educate yourself on all options before the Open Enrollment period coming up in October.

If you have a question right now, feel free to let us know at sandiego@uaw5810.org.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Elisabeth Ghabache Head Steward
Anatoly Shabalin, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward

Sep
5
Wed
Riverside – Ice Cream Social @ Entomology Building, Patio Area
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm

Come beat the heat and enjoy some ice cream with fellow Postdocs and Researchers. We are co-hosting an ice cream social with Academic Researchers United, a group of Project Scientists, Researchers and Specialists who are currently in the effort of forming their union.

This will be an opportunity to learn more about your union, ask questions and mingle with other researchers. Everybody in the lab is welcome.

Click here to RSVP and help us get a head count of how much ice cream to bring.

Sincerely,

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

Sep
19
Wed
San Diego – Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ School of Medicine (Grass area in front of Club Med and MTF)
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for a coffee hour co-hosted with Academic Researchers United, a group of Project Scientists, Specialists, Researchers and others who are in the process for forming a union at UC! Come have coffee and cookies and socialize, and feel free to bring along your colleagues, especially fellow Postdocs or Academic Researchers.

Sincerely,

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Elisabeth Ghabache Head Steward
Anatoly Shabalin, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward

Sep
21
Fri
Riverside – Postdoc Happy Hour @ Getaway Cafe
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a Postdoc Happy Hour. We’ll provide the food, you buy the drinks!

Click here to RSVP.

Sincerely,

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

Sep
22
Sat
San Diego – BBQ with Academic Researchers United @ Kellogg Park
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We are hosting another Beachside BBQ  and would like you to join us. We always have a great crowd, grill food, play volleyball, share food and conversation with fellow Postdocs, family and friends. Here are the details:

Researcher BBQ (RSVP Here)
When: Saturday, September 22nd from 12pm – 3pm
Where: Kellogg Park (8277 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037)

We will be joined by Academic Researchers (Project Scientists, Specialists and Researchers, many of whom used to be Postdocs) who are forming their own union, and it will be a great opportunity to create a stronger researcher community and network with each other.

There will also be sangria ($3/$4 suggested donation) and raffle tickets ($3 each or 2 for $5) to raise funds for our union’s Voluntary Community Action Program (V-CAP) to support pro-science, pro-labor candidates who will push back against the current administration’s attacks on science and international workers.

Please let us know if you are coming and if you are bringing any guests, so we know how much food we need, and feel free to bring a side dish to share with 5-10 people!

Sincerely,

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Elisabeth Ghabache Head Steward
Anatoly Shabalin, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward

Sep
27
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Local Resources and Recommendations for Postdocs @ Price Center West, 2nd Floor, Bear Room
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What do you wish you had known when you started as a Postdoc at UCSD?

At this month’s Membership Meeting, we’ll be discussing local resources that are available to Postdocs, including strategies to help new Postdocs get settled in San Diego and Postdoc recommendations ranging from doctors and child care services to restaurants and hiking trails. Please join your fellow Postdocs to learn more about how to make the most of your time in San Diego and share your own recommendations.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Elisabeth Ghabache Head Steward
Anatoly Shabalin, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward

Riverside Membership Meeting – Health Benefits Info @ Boyce Hall, Room 1467
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lunch will be provided!

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary