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


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!



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. 


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!











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!



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 !


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 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  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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BGSS Council 2016-2017

BGSS officially has a new council for the 2016-2017 academic year. It is as follows:

Co-Presidents: Laura Jones and Valerie Vinette

VP Communications: Ariel Donayo and Amandine Lafitte

VPs Finance: Juliana Muñoz Escobar and Erin Coine

PGSS representatives: Brenda Sanchez and Dana Pearl

Student Life representatives: Deepak Jain, Si Han Li, Ritchie Truong, Shawn McGuirk, and Cristiana Spinelli.

Congratulations to all the new and returning members! 


BGSS 2016-2017 Elections

Hello Everyone,

BGSS is announcing our annual elections! What is BGSS? We are a group of biochemistry graduate students that get together to put on great events such as our annual Research Day, Holiday Happy Hour, CandyGrams, SkillSets, Summer BBQ and various other events. Did you enjoy these events and want to get involved or have an idea for a new event? We would love for you to join us!

How do you get involved? We are holding elections for all of our positions. We have 2 spots available for each of our executive positions, including President (x2), VP Finance (x2), VP Communications (x2) and PGSS Representatives (x2). If an executive position doesn’t appeal to you, we are always looking for more Student Life Representatives; these are our non-executive members who attend monthly meetings and help with our events but don’t have set responsibilities. You can read all about us and these positions in our constitution.

Our election period will be from June 1st to June 15th 2016. If you are interested in joining us simply e-mail our chief returning officer at indicating which position you would like to be nominated for. We will send more information about the elections process in a follow-up email. At the end of the election period you will be contacted by the chief returning officer to organize a meeting with both the outgoing council and new members during the first week of July. This meeting will ratify the new council and begin our planning for the 2016 Summer BBQ!

We look forward to hearing from you!


May Wine and Cheese

Hello biochem people!

We will be hosting a wine and cheese Monday, May 16th from 4-6 pm to celebrate the end of the academic year and of junior seminars! Join us in the GCRC 5th floor atrium for some good wine, delicious cheese and great company!

Wine and Cheese