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Social Programs & Events

Postdocs' Virtual Happy Hour

Join us on Zoom to meet other new Postdocs from departments across campus and make some new connections.

The Language Exchange

Whether you want to practice a new language or just speak in your native language, this is the event for you! Mark your calendar - The BPA Language Exchange is now running {virtually} once per month via zoom.

Virtual Podcast Club

It's like a book club, but with no paper in sight. Twice a month, we gather for ~1 hour to discuss an episode of a podcast. So, get a drink and sit around our virtual table to share insights, ideas, and questions! 

BPA Holiday Party

Every December, the BPA holiday party promises even more great food, drinks, video projections, music and dancing!

Summer Fest

Every summer the BPA holds an awesome summer fest at the UC botanical gardens, with great food, drinks, a live band and lots of sun!

BPA Monthly Board Meeting

Would you like to get involved in the Berkeley Postdoc Association? Do you have ideas about issues that affect postdocs, social events to recommend, or programs you'd like to start? Come join us! The BPA is holding regular monthly meetings the third Thursday of every month, and the meeting is open to all UC Berkeley Postdocs. The BPA is a great way to meet other postdocs, gain leadership experience, and make a difference in the postdoc community. Come join us this month and bring all your great ideas! Contact us for exact time and location.


BPA Career Development Programs & Events


Workshop Series: The Value of Research in Society

The BPA Career Development Committee is organizing a workshop series to explore our role as researchers in society alongside experts. The goals include exploring our role as resesarchers to promote throughtful contributions to society, reconnecting with our love of research, and learning abbout the value of our research. Click the link above for more details & we hope to see you there!

BPA Professional Development Award

The Berkeley Postdoctoral Association (BPA) is pleased to offer the BPA Professional Development Award for postdocs at UC Berkeley. This is a one-time award of up to $1250 and may be used to cover costs associated with attending a meeting related to professional development or research. The Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) Program will administer funds, and the total number of awards per year is based on the availability of funds.
*We are happy to announce an adapted version of the BPA Professional Development Award to temporarily fund online professional development courses during the shelter in place! In case you’re having trouble finding ways to be productive outside the lab or office, it could be a good time to take advantage of the large amount of online training available out there. Examples include taking online classes ranging from learning coding in python, communication skills, management techniques, entrepreneurship insights, writing, teaching, etc. 



We have many events happening every week - for exact dates and locations, see the​ VSPA calendar below and join our mailing list to hear from us when we're planning new events!

If you have ideas for more events let us know!






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