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,
BGSS

 

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!

BGSS

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 (https://goo.gl/forms/nz64abBY3ldjMWDf1) 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!

Thanks,

BGSS

It’s Hockey Time (Hockey Pool + McGill Redmen Game)

Hello Biochem!

Now that September is over, classes have started and we’ve all settled back into our routine, it’s time to turn our attention to our favourite pass time – HOCKEY!

1) After the success of last year’s pool, BGSS will again be running a season long NHL hockey pool!

Registration is open until midnight Tuesday October 11th 2016 (season starts on October 12th). Participation is 5$, and those with the highest amount of points at the end of the season win money! As an added bonus, the participant with the least amount of points will get their participation reimbursed.

Please see form for rules and instructions on how to join the pool. Good luck!

You can bring the money and the filled form to:

Valerie (Tremblay lab) – 6th Floor GCRC
Laura (Muller lab) – 5th Floor GCRC
Ariel (Duchaine lab) – 7th Floor McIntyre
Juliana (Gehring lab) – 4th Floor Bellini

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2) Additionally, get ready to show your McGill pride and join us at the much anticipated McGill Redmen vs Concordia Stingers game Oct 14th at 7pm. Tickets are only $5 with your McGill ID (Beer is available for $6!).  

Meet us in the GCRC 5th Floor atrium at 6:30 to walk over together or just meet us at the McGill McConnell Arena. Tickets will be bought at the door. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Sincerely,
BGSS

Speaker Nomination for Research day

Hello Biochem!

Firstly thanks to everyone who nominated speakers, it’s nice to see so many of you with such great suggestions. Thanks to your great response we’ve assembled a short list of potential speakers, attached to this e-mail. Now we are asking you all to vote for the top 3 speakers you would like us to invite using the Google Forms link below. Please vote by Wednesday Sept 21st. 

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https://goo.gl/forms/bT7NC8oY3aXcAsHo1

Even if you didn’t nominate someone, please vote and encourage your labmates to vote! We all have to attend these seminars, the least we can do is invite someone that you want to see. Make sure you have your say!

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Biochemistry Pub Night

Hi Biochemistry !!
 

BGSS cordially invites you to the First Pub Night of this School Year. 

Let’s welcome all of our new fellow graduate students at Thomson House on Thursday, September 15th at 5pm. We will provide FREE appetizers and have a lot fun games planned for the evening.

We will meet in the Bellini Atrium at 4:50 pm to walk over, or you can join us later on at Thomson House.

Join us for this Back to School evening to start your semester in good company! Come out and meet new friends or catch up with old ones.

See you all there!

BGSS

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Biochemistry dodgeball tournament postponed

Hi Biochemistry,

The weather is definitively not cooperating with us for our dodgeball tournament. As it will most probably be raining tomorrow, we have to postpone it again.

However, we WILL have this first biochemistry dodgeball tournament this fall, but inside. We will keep you posted for the new date!
In the meantime, you can still signup to participate.

We will see you all later in the semester for the dodgeball tournament !

BGSS

Biochemistry Dodgeball Tournament

Hi Biochemistry !

Unfortunately due to the possibility of rain for Thursday afternoon we have decided to postpone our first dodgeball tournament. But don’t worry! we have already rescheduled it for next Wednesday the 14th of September also at 4pm in Lower Field.
Good news is that there is more time to sign up! We encourage you to form your own teams (friends, colleagues, floors, expertise, etc.) and sign up together.
And if you don’t feel like playing, don’t forget to come and cheer on your favourite team!
See you all there !
BGSS

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BGSS Annual BBQ: Thursday August 4th 12:00-2:00 PM

Hi Biochemistry!

Finally, it’s the time to enjoy this wonderful summer with a delicious BBQ!!

The BGSS cordially invites you to our Annual Summer BBQ on Thursday August 4th from 12am to 2pm @ Hosmer Garden (the Garden across the street from McIntyre building, and next to Hosmer House).

You are all welcome to enjoy tasty hot dogs and burgers in the sun!!

Hot Dogs: $1

Burgers: $2.50

Drinks: $1

Of course, we will also have vegetarian, vegan, and chicken options.

Come and join us for a nice BBQ!

See you all there!

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BGSS First Montly Pub Night (July 22nd 7 PM)

Hi Biochemistry!
 
The BGSS cordially invites you to Brutopia on July 22nd at 7pm to relax and enjoy a drink. BGSS will we providing FREE appetizers because nothing gets the conversation flowing like a big plate of nachos (to go with your self-bought BEvERage). We will meet in the Bellini Atrium at 6:45 to walk over, but if you can’t make it then, feel free to join us there later in the evening! This event will kick off a year of fun social events that BGSS has planned, so come out and meet new friends or catch up with old ones. 
Please fill out this doodle poll http://doodle.com/poll/wf5avv9fkuaa43i7  to let us know if you can attend, so we can figure out how to maximize the nachos to mouths ratio! If we generate a lot of interest, we hope to have a pub night as a regular (and hard-earned) event!
 
See you all there!
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Sincerely,
BGSS