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!



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!