Proposal Title

2 - What is a Postdoc Anyway? Another side of research and teaching at TRU

Presentation Type

Speed Presentation

Location

OM 3612

Start Date

18-2-2020 2:55 PM

End Date

18-2-2020 3:35 PM

Proposal Abstract

What does a postdoctoral research fellow do at Thompson Rivers University? Postdocs are not all alike, in part depending on the discipline they’re in, but also depending on the specifics of the particular position as determined by you and your supervisor. My role as a postdoctoral researcher in the Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities lab takes many forms, including research, teaching, and student supervision and mentorship. It is an intersection of research and teaching. I will discuss the ways in which my position adds to the knowledge being generated at TRU, how that informs and keeps my teaching current, and how both these activities benefit and enrich student learning. In this 15-minute lightening presentation I will outline my role(s) as a postdoctoral research fellow at TRU. I will also talk about the different types of postdocs and how the goals of the faculty member and postdoctoral fellow inform the work that is carried out. I will speak specifically to my role in teaching, as well as the importance of incorporating my own research into my teaching, to keep it current and relevant.

Statement

This presentation should align well with the Colloquium Sub-Themes:

  • Connection, Engagement, and Exploration
  • Current Trends

because the specifics of postdoctoral positions may be new to many participants and this talk will expand participants’ understandings of the many ways to engage in research and teaching in the university.

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Feb 18th, 2:55 PM Feb 18th, 3:35 PM

2 - What is a Postdoc Anyway? Another side of research and teaching at TRU

OM 3612

What does a postdoctoral research fellow do at Thompson Rivers University? Postdocs are not all alike, in part depending on the discipline they’re in, but also depending on the specifics of the particular position as determined by you and your supervisor. My role as a postdoctoral researcher in the Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities lab takes many forms, including research, teaching, and student supervision and mentorship. It is an intersection of research and teaching. I will discuss the ways in which my position adds to the knowledge being generated at TRU, how that informs and keeps my teaching current, and how both these activities benefit and enrich student learning. In this 15-minute lightening presentation I will outline my role(s) as a postdoctoral research fellow at TRU. I will also talk about the different types of postdocs and how the goals of the faculty member and postdoctoral fellow inform the work that is carried out. I will speak specifically to my role in teaching, as well as the importance of incorporating my own research into my teaching, to keep it current and relevant.