Calendar

 
Apr
25
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Union Democracy @ Price Center, 2nd Floor, Snake Path Room (west of Sungod Lounge)
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What does it mean to get involved with our union? How are decisions made? What is the role of a steward, head steward or executive board member? With our next Postdoc Union vacancy election happening later this month and open positions at every campus, please join us at this meeting to discuss how our Postdoc Union democracy happens.

Lunch will be provided!

May
21
Tue
San Diego – AR General Meeting on the Promotion Process @ Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior (CNCB), Large Conference Room (1st Floor)
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bargaining officially begins on May 14 at UCLA for the first-ever contract for Academic Researchers! At this month’s meeting we’ll discuss AR experiences with promotion, what works and doesn’t work about current procedures, and brainstorm ways that we can negotiate a more fair and transparent process. Anyone who is interested in this topic should please come and share your ideas!!

Lunch will be provided!

May
30
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Applying for Postdoc Fellowships @ Bear Room (in Price Center Sun God Lounge)
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you in the process of applying for a fellowship or just thinking about applying for one? Confused or uncertain about the ins and outs of doing so? At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss best practices for applications. And your colleagues are often the best resource for demystifying the process so we’ll also hear from Postdocs about their experiences with fellowship applications.

Lunch will be provided!

Jun
19
Wed
San Diego – AR General Meeting @ Price Center - Green Table Room
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jun
27
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Appointments and Job Security @ Bear Room (in Price Center Sun God Lounge)
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What rights does our contract provide with regard to appointment length and appointment letters? What does a layoff mean? What if you find another job before your appointment end date? Join us at our next meeting to learn more about everything appointment-related, and hear from other Postdocs about their experiences. This is also a good opportunity to ask any other questions that you may have.

Lunch will be provided!

Jul
16
Tue
San Diego – AR General Meeting @ Price Center West - Red Shoe Room
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for a short bargaining update, followed by a discussion about what’s next to win a fair contract! If there are specific topics that you would like to address (or if you have generally have any questions about bargaining), please fill out this form so that we can be sure to include your topic of interest.

Lunch will be provided!

Jul
25
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Teaching Opportunities @ Dolores Huerta Room at the Old Student Center
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in gaining teaching experience as a Postdoc? In this month’s membership meeting, we will discuss opportunities for Postdocs to hone their teaching skills. We’ll talk about different kinds of teaching, whether formal or informal, and how to build those experiences into your CV. We’ll also discuss opportunities for teaching in the area, both within UC and outside.

Lunch will be provided!

Aug
22
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Researcher Happy Hour @ BRF2, 2nd Floor Patio (next to club med)
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a Happy Hour with drinks, appetizers, board games and a raffle of a few cool items such as a wine tasting pass for up to 4 people, a March for Science t-shirt & more. Friends, family and all researchers are welcome!

RSVP here & add the # of guests you are bringing to help get a head count for drinks & food. Also, let us know if you would like to bring a snack or side dish to share with others.

All donations will go towards electing pro-science, pro-worker, & pro-immigrant candidates in 2020!

Aug
29
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Mental Health Resources for Postdocs @ Price Center, Roosevelt College Room (2nd Floor Above Subway)
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This month’s membership meeting will focus on the range of mental/behavioral health resources that are available to Postdocs. This includes what is available on campus, as well as off campus. We’ll also cover how to find providers under our HMO and PPO health care plans. And as always, we are each other’s greatest resource so any information or feedback that you can contribute to this conversation will be most appreciated!

Lunch will be provided!

Sep
26
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting @ Price Center, Roosevelt College Room (2nd Floor Above Subway)
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm