PDFA Research Day 2014

Your PDFA is pleased to announce that Research Day 2014 registration and abstract submission is now open! Please see below for details and deadlines!


Research Day makes post-doctoral fellows' research visible. Come and present your research with a poster or speed talk (3 minutes), see what others are up to and network away. There will be cash awards of up to $500 for top posters and speed talks, catered lunch, and door prizes.

Whether you intend to present or not, please RSVP (click here) and join us for what promises to be a fun and interesting day!


Thursday, October 23, 9am-3pm


ECHA 1-182 and 1-177

Abstract submission:

We are inviting all PDFs to submit an abstract to present either a Speed Talk or a Poster. The abstract must be written in lay language, and can be a maximum of 250 words

Deadline for abstract submission:

Tuesday, October 14th, 5:00pm (extended!)

Deadline for registration:

Thursday October 16th, 5:00pm

Please click here to register and submit your abstract.


9:00am - 9:20am: Welcome Speech
9:20am - 9:50am: Invited talk: "Thinking globally, acting globally-a world of opportunity", Stanford F. Blade, PhD, P.Ag.
9:50am - 10:00am: Break
10:00am - 11:20am: 16 Speed Talks (3 min talks by postdocs with 1 min questions)
11:20am - 11:30am: Break
11:30am - 12:00pm: Invited talk: "Shifting ground, sensational paths: Creating opportunities for your career", Dr. Debra Russell
12:00pm - 12:45pm: Lunch
12:45pm - 1:45pm: Poster Session
2:00pm - 2:30pm: Invited talk: “Don’t be like a rat in a maze: How to enhance your career path with every turn”, Dr. Liana Urichuk
2:30pm - 3:00pm: Awards and Closing Speech


Stanford F. Blade, PhD, P.Ag
Dean, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta
Website: http://www.ales.ualberta.ca
Twitter: DeanALES_UofA

Dr. Debra Russell
Director, Western Canadian Centre for Deaf Studies

Dr. Liana Urichuk
Director, Information & Evaluation Services
Addiction and Mental Health
Alberta Health Services - Edmonton Zone