Dodgeball is Back!

Hello Biochem,

We will finally have our Dodgeball tournament this Thursday May 25th at 4:oo PM. In order to avoid weather cancellations, we are gonna do it indoors: Tomlinson Fieldhouse (@McGill Gym): COURT A. Address is 475 Pine Avenue West.

We will have one PI team that student teams should beat: Martin Schemeing. Jerry Pelletier, Bhushan Nagar, Alain Nepveu, Ian Watson, and Jose Teodoro.

As of today, we have 2 students registered! Please register your student team (6-8 people) by the end of today by e-mailing

There will be an actual trophy for the champion! 

After the event, we will follow with one of our mythical pub-nights! We will go to Thomson House by 6 PM.



Hope to see you there!



BGSS Elections 2017-2018: Nominations

Dear Biochemistry,

As the semester wraps up so to does our current year at BGSS. It’s been a great year and I hope you’ve enjoyed our events.

We are opening nominations for next year’s council!

Nominations will take place from May 12th to May 29th. To nominate yourself simply e-mail with your name and which position you would like to hold. The positions are listed below. Please e-mail us with any questions.

Positions available:

(2) Co-President (runs the meetings, organizes/helps with events)
(2) Co-VP Finance (keeps the books, writes checks, organizes/helps with events)
(2) Co-VP Communications (sends e-mails, keeps minutes, updates website, organizes/helps with events)
(2) Co-VP PGSS Rep (attends PGSS meetings and votes for BGSS, relays info from PGSS, organizes/helps with events)

(5+) Social Life Rep (general member, organizes/helps with events)

We are actively recruiting new members! This is a great way to get involved and meet new people, plus it’s fun! If you have any ideas for our council we would love to hear them.


BGSS Research Day

Hello Biochem,

We are organizing a Research Day for Monday April 24th. This would we be an amazing day to share your research as it will include a poster competition and a talk by student invited speaker Mark Lemmon.

The poster competition will include important awards thanks to the contribution of the department. Prizes will range $1000-1500! This is your change to get the funding for that international conference you are dreaming to go!

This is the schedule of events for the day:

2:30 – 4:00 PM: Poster Session at McIntyre 6th floor atrium.

4:00- 5:00 PM: Talk by Mark Lemmon at McIntyre 504 (Martin).

5:00 – 7:00 PM: Wine & Cheese and poster awards announcement.

You have time to submit your abstract until Friday April 21st using this link. Don’t wait until the last minute!

Hoping to see you all there!




March Pub Night (Post St. Patrick)

Hi Biochem,

We hope that most of you were able to enjoy St Patrick’s Day.

Now it’s time to recover from it, by drinking a little bit more and enjoying some good time with your Biochemistry friends. So join us for Post -St Paddy’s Recovery Pubnight on Thursday March 23rd at 6:00 PM.

This time we will going to Irish Embassy at 1234 Rue Bishop. You can meet us at 5:30 PM on the Bellini atrium to walk there together, or at the pub after 6:00 PM.

As usual we will offering free appetizers.

Hope to see you all there!



Hi everyone,

Valentine’s Days is coming. Which means BGSS will be holding the annual CandyGrams event.
Purchase a bag of candies for 1$ from 6 BGSS reps throughout the Life Science Complex and the Glen as listed below. We will then take care to distribute them to the recipient of interest.

Make someone’s day by sending them a bag of sweets, whether anonymously or signed by yours truly!

You must have bought your CandyGrams and submitted the destination card to the seller or in the boxes located on the GCRC and Biochemistry offices by FridayFebruary 10th at 12 pm.
Goodies will be distributed right on Tuesday, February 14th.

January Pub Night

Hi Biochem,

First, we all want to wish you a very happy and productive 2017!!

Let’s celebrate by getting together again in another pub night. It will happen on Thursday January 26th at 5:00 PM.

This time we will going to Bier Markt at 1221 Boulevard René-Lévesque O (corner Drummond). You can meet us at 5:00 PM on the Bellini atrium to walk there together, or at the pub after 5:30 PM.

As usual we will offering free appetizers.






Holiday Happy Hour!!

It’s that time of the year again! Time for our yearly Holiday Happy Hour.

It will be Wednesday, December 14 between 4-6 pm in the GCRC 5th floor atrium.

There will be holiday cheer, drinks and some food to snack on! A gift raffle will also be held for all those that attend. Come join us!


Hope to see you there!


Career Development Day (with GCSS)

Hi Biochem,

We are excited to invite you to the first Career Development Day co-organized by the Goodman Centre Students’ Society (GCSS) and Biochemistry Graduate Students’ Society (BGSS).

It will consist professional and research skill development workshops and a special career-path-focused Spotlight seminar on Friday, November 18th:

From 1-4pm: Learn from the experts. Development workshops.

From 4-5pm: Special Spotlight. “Preparing for a career after graduate school: what to do and when?” by Emily Bell. PhD,

From 5-8pm: “Speed dating” with the pros. Networking with professionals across the medical industry. Includes a wine & cheese!

We have limited space for the networking event, so make sure to register early for the event!
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Hope to see you there,


November Pub Night!!

Hi Bicohem,

It’s time for another in our series of pub-nights this year! It will happen on Friday November 4th at 7:00 PM. Just in time to help you recover from Halloween.

This time we will going to McKibbin’s on Bishop Street. You can meet us at 6:45 PM on the Bellini atrium to walk there together, or at the pub after 7:00 PM.

As usual we will offering free appetizers.

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Hope to see you there!


BUGS Research Awareness Day (RAD)

Hello Biochem,

Here is an invitation from BUGS (McGill Undergraduate Biochemistry Society) specially for graduate students:

The McGill Undergraduate Biochemistry Society (BUGS) invites you to participate in this year’s Research Awareness Day (RAD) on Saturday Nov 19th!

What is RAD?

Well, RAD is an annual event seeking to connect undergraduate students with Biochem research being conducted at McGill, through mini-presentations by professors and roundtable discussions. This year, we’re very excited to expand on the day by having graduate students engage in a Poster Fair and Wine & Cheese, running from 2:30-4PM! During this time, undergraduate students will be filtering through to ask questions about your research and your personal experience working in a biochem lab.

Well we definitely recognize there are many poster fairs already happening this semester and we encourage you to simply re-use a previously made poster. However, the RAD poster fair concept is different from the traditional poster fair. You will not be judged, instead you will have time to casually talk about your research and give back to the undergraduate community over wine and cheese.

… Hmmm, I’m still not entirely sold…

Oh come on, it will be fun! A chance to practice clear communication of science, engage with undergraduates, talk about your personal research experience, win a fantastic raffle prize, and free Wine & Cheese- what could be better?

How do I participate?

Fill out this form ( by November 7th the latest! Don’t forget, the Poster Fair and Wine & Cheese will run from 2:30pm-4pm on Saturday Nov 19th, and we need you there the full time!