Faculty of Health Science Postdoctoral Association (FHS PDA)
This site is specifically designed for prospective, current, and former Postdoctoral Fellows within the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at McMaster University.
The Executive Members of the FHS PDA are an elected body of current Postdoctoral Fellows whose mandate is to represent and provide a link between the FHS Administration and the FHS Postdoctoral Fellows. If you are a current Postdoctoral Fellow within the FHS, then we represent you! The FHS Postdoctoral Fellows are non-unionized; thus the FHS PDA provides the point of intersection between the Faculty, the University, and you: the current FHS Postdoctoral Fellow. If you have any questions or concerns about life as an FHS Postdoctoral Fellow, contact us!
The FHS PDA is continutally working to improve and enhance the Postdoctoral experience at McMaster, by hosting Cereer Nights, Postdoctoral Breakfasts, Travel Award Competitions, and Networking Events. Do you have an idea for a workshop? Are there info sessions you would like to see? Let us know, and we will see what we can do.
We hope to hear from you, and look forward to having you as part of our ever-growing Postdoctoral network here at McMaster University.
Your FHS PDA
“The McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Postdoctoral Association is dedicated to enhancing the Postdoctoral experience by connecting people, inspiring minds, and supporting career advancement in the field of Health Sciences.” – FHS PDA Mission Statement
2021 Executive Committee
- Steve Gameiro
- Shitong Xie
- Xuefei Chen
Social events coordinator
- Sonia Rehal
- William Gwynne (incumbent)
- Steve Gameiro (incumbent)
Surveys & data management officer
- Katherine Kennedy
The FHSPDA executive committee must fulfill the responsibilities ascribed to their individual roles.
Co-chairs: Guide the activities and initiatives of FHSPDA and the executive council, act as the official spokesperson for FHSPDA in communications with all external organizations, universities or private agencies, and be generally responsible for ensuring that the executive committee acts following the vision and mission of the FHSPDA.
Administration officer: Coordinate all FHSPDA meetings and the keeping of official FHSPDA records and ensuring are effectively organized and minuted. Liaising with the chair to plan meetings and circulating agendas to all FHSPDA members.
Chief social coordinator: Responsible for planning activities include developing the event’s program, including when (managing specific date and time) and where (physically or virtually) to hold it and managing the catering if applicable. Must oversee the FHSPDA events and activities before and after those have a place.
Financial officer: Responsible for all financial activities of FHSPDA, including assisting with the negotiation and documentation of internal and external financial processes and the development of financial plans and budgets for the FHSPDA.
Communications officer: Responsible for assisting with all communications of FHSPDA via email and physically posting events when applicable. The communicator officer will manage the FHSPDA email account to deliver content that improves the opportunities and development of the postdocs.
Surveys & data management officer: Responsible for managing surveys conducted by FHSPDA and the resulting data. Surveys apply for all events and internal meetings with the FHSPDA executive committee.