2023 marks the fourteenth anniversary of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW)! Queen’s University is excited to celebrate our community of outstanding fellows with events held from September 15 to 22. This is an opportunity for the university to recognize the significant contributions made by our fellows, and we hope you’ll join us in the celebration! Check out the information below for event details, with more to be added in the weeks ahead.


Gordon Hall

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Kickoff Reception for Postdocs, Families and Mentors

  • Time: 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: University Club Fireside Lounge, Patio and Main Bar
  • Register on Eventbrite

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Orientation

  • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • Facilitators: Nenagh Hathaway, Alison Cummings, Shannon Hill, VP Postdoc PSAC
  • Location: Gordon Hall, Room 302
  • Registration on SGSPA
  • This orientation is for new and current Queen’s postdocs who have not yet attended an OPA orientation. You’ll learn more about the professional and academic development opportunities for postdocs and meet your colleagues!

Postdoc Research Showcase

  • Time: 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Location: Gordon Hall, Room 302
  • Email postdoc@queensu.ca if you are interested in presenting
  • Registration on SGSPA
  • Hear about your colleagues’ exciting research by attending this research showcase! Five spots are available, so if you are interested in speaking, please email postdoc@queensu.ca

Tour Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre & Ignition Café

  • Time: 4:30 p.m. postdoc tour starts, Ignition Café starts at 5:00 and runs to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Meet in the Mitchell Hall Atrium (just inside the Union Street entrance) to start the tour!
    • The Ignition Café will be held in the Rose Event Commons with snacks for all attendees and a cash bar
    • Learn more about the ways the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre can support your research and promote collaboration!
  • Register here!

Mitacs for Postdocs

  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Facilitator: Michael Lacasse
  • Location: Gordon Hall, Room 302
  • Registration on SGSPA
  • Join to learn more about the many ways Mitacs supports your training through professional development and fellowship opportunities!