COURSE EVALS, so fun!

Course evaluations for Fall 2019 courses are now available! Please take the time to fill these out for your courses (should take ~5 min per course!).

These are different from Mercury evaluations because they are more specific and read/filtered first by students. Your feedback provides us with really valuable info to share with instructors in the department about how to improve BIOC courses going forward!

Click the links to do your course evaluations!

BIOC 311
BIOC 320
BIOC 450
BIOC 454

Ranting Over Tea: Biochemistry Edition

BUGS is presenting a U3 specific event – Ranting over Tea: Biochemistry Edition.

Come hang out directly outside the exam room (a specific location will be announced once the exam room is confirmed) after the BIOC 450 exam (Nov 11th9:00 PM / whenever the BIOC 450 midterm ends) for some free hot drinks and cookies.

Here’s a chance for all of us to gather and bond over how biochemistry and this class has been treating us.

Please bring you own mug for the drinks, we have limited amounts of reusable mugs available.

We wish for your studying to be as or more catalytically efficient as carbonic anhydrase.

Facebook Event Page

Yoga for Youth

BUGS and McGill Yoga Club have collaborated to bring you Yoga for Youth, an SUS charity week initiative!

Yoga for youth is a by-donation yoga class with 100% of proceeds going to Dans la Rue, a charity that supports homeless youth in Montreal. Come to the McGill Gym Mind and Body room on Tuesday, November 12th (from 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM) to participate. The yoga class will start precisely at 10:30 AM, so please make sure to arrive 10 minutes early to set up your mat. Bring your own mat if you have one (if you don’t have a mat, we can lend you one). Please remember your cash donations for Dans la Rue.

$5 is recommended, but anything helps! For more information, please visit the facebook page.

Research Awareness Day 2019

The McGill Biochemistry Undergraduate Society (BUGS) is excited to present the 2019 edition of Research Awareness Day (RAD)!

This is your entry pass into the large world of research!
Don’t miss this chance to learn about the cutting edge research that is being performed in the Biochemistry department of McGill University, and to talk directly with Principal Investigators during lunch!

The event will start at 9:30 in morning and will end at 3:30 with an undergraduate poster presentation!

Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided during the event, including vegan options!

To participate, please register here.

Tickets are sold for the price of 5$ and can be purchased with CASH in the BUGS office (M-F 10:30am to 2:30pm) or online through this page.

**We want RAD to be as accessible as possible!** If you would like to participate but cannot purchase the 5$ ticket, please contact bugs.internal@gmail.com

We highly encourage all the participants to also attend the “Undergrad Research in Action” workshop hosted by BUGS on the 21st of November at 5:45pm, before attending RAD. Location: McMed 210/211
More info on the workshop can be found here.

McIntyre Medical Building is wheelchair-accessible from the first and sixth floor entrances. There are unfortunately no gender-neutral washrooms on the sixth floor. Allergen info will be provided for all food at the event. If you have further questions about accessibility, please message us!

The Princeton Review’s MCAT events

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Our sponsor The Princeton Review is hosting two exciting free MCAT events.

National Mock MCAT Day

Are you applying to Medical School? Come out and write a FREE Practice MCAT on Saturday, November 2nd 9:00am to 4:30pm! This FREE event will be held at Concordia University, John Molson (MB) Room S2.401. This is a great opportunity to get a feel for the MCAT and learn what you’re up against. After the test, you will get access to a detailed, interactive score report!

MCAT Sample Class

Need more information before taking the practice test? Come out to a FREE MCAT information session hosted by The Princeton Review on Tuesday October 29th from 6:30pm-8:00pm. This FREE event will be held at McGill, room TBD. All of your questions about preparing for the MCAT will be answered!

Register for FREE here or by calling 1-800-273-8439 x.1210.

Don’t forget to invite your friends on Facebook!

We look forward to seeing you there!

BUGS + Spin Énergie presents: SCIENCE SPIN

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Hey McGill Science! Are you ready to get your sweat on?

The McGill Biochemistry Undergraduate Society (BUGS) and Spin Énergie have partnered together on Science Spin. Science Spin is a 45 minute cardio-party on a bike made for McGill Science students!

The instructor will lead you through a killer playlist complete with choreography and weights, all while spinning on a bike! The class is in a dark room and is designed to be fun for newbies and workout junkies alike.

The event will take place on SaturdayOctober 26th at 3:30pm. Tickets cost $15 (normally a spin class is $22) and can be purchased online via Eventbrite or with cash at the BUGS office (McMED 510).

THERE IS A LIMITED NUMBER OF BIKES SO ACT FAST.

Please fill out this Google form!

For a further glimpse into the Spin Énergie experience, check out this video.

Recruiting U3 Representative!

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Calling all U3 biochemistry students!

Looking for extracurricular activities but don’t know where to look? Want to become a part of the best council full of wonderful people? Look no further, BUGS is looking for a passionate individual to become an additional U3 Representative!

Outlined below are the duties specific to the U3 Representative role:

7.8 The U3 Representative shall:
a) represent the interests of U3 McGill Biochemistry and IHI students;
b) be registered in the following required U3 McGill University courses for biochemistry students: BIOC 450 or BIOC 454;
c) be responsible for the organization of NTCs for the McGill University courses BIOC 450 and BIOC 454;
d) organize additional social and academic events for U3 students such as Grad Ball;
e) organize all graduation-based activities for the graduating class of the McGill Department of Biochemistry, as well as to help finance graduation events;
f) promote BUGS events in U3 classes;
g) organize course evaluations for BIOC 450 and BIOC 454 with the Director of Academic Affairs;

If interested, please fill out the application form and send to bugs.president@gmail.com and cc’d to bugs.dosa@gmail.com by Oct 13th, 2019. Date is subject to change if the application process is extended. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email us!

Samosa Mondays!!

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Do you ever find yourself stuck in McMed with nothing to eat? Do you love samosas?

BUGS is happy to present Samosa Mondays!

Come by the BUGS office (McMED 510) every Monday starting at noon to get your samosa fix. Samosas are $1 each or $2 for three samosas.