February SURPAS Council meeting

The Stanford University Postdoctoral Association (SURPAS) is thrilled to invite all new and returning postdoctoral scholars to participate in the second council meeting of the year 2024. This meeting is a cornerstone in our efforts to foster a collaborative, supportive, and vibrant postdoctoral community on campus. Here’s what we have planned:

Agenda Highlights:

  • Vote on Amendments to the SURPAS Bylaws. Please review the proposed amendments in advance to fully participate in the discussion and voting process.
  • Updates from the Postdoc Symposium Committee: Get the latest on our upcoming symposium, and how you can contribute to this event.
  • Faculty Senate Presentation Updates: Hear about our efforts to represent postdoctoral interests at the faculty level.
  • Revision of the SURPAS Acknowledgement Statement: Join us in refining our statement.
  • Dedicated Postdoc Listening Session: A segment devoted entirely to you. Share your thoughts, concerns, and suggestions directly with the council. This is your platform to voice what matters most to you as a postdoc at Stanford.

Participation Details:

All postdocs are welcome! Whether you’re a new arrival on campus or a seasoned scholar, your input and engagement are invaluable to us. This meeting offers a place for everyone, whether you’re interested in actively participating, contributing, or simply observing and listening.

📅 When: Thursday, February 29th, 2024, 11:30am-1:00pm

📍 Where: Zoom (https://stanford.zoom.us/j/4063007806?pwd=V3VqdEVPRERLbjB2cmRsRWxpZkJRdz09 Password: 581367)

Becoming a Council Member:

Interested in a more active role? To vote on important matters and have a direct impact, we encourage you to become a SURPAS council member. The process is simple: attend a council meeting, nominate yourself (yes, self-nominations are absolutely welcomed!), and be voted in by the current council members. New members will be officially initiated at the next council meeting, ready to participate fully in our community governance.

Let’s come together to create a supportive, dynamic, and impactful postdoctoral experience at Stanford. We look forward to seeing you there!