Upcoming Events

Career Symposium 

March 16th, 2018

5:00pm-8:30 pm

On Friday, March 16th, 5:00-8:30pm, BUGS will be hosting our annual Career Symposium! Biochemistry alumni are invited back to McGill to discuss the wide variety of career paths they have taken and how their undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry led them to their current positions. The evening will feature a variety of speakers from different fields, followed by cocktails, snacks and an opportunity to ask questions and interact with our alumni.

When: March 16th, 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Thompson House Ballroom, 4th Floor, 3650 McTavish St. 

Tickets to the event will be $5, which will include drinks and snacks.
Register online HERE, and pay ONLINE or in cash at the BUGS Office (McMed510) during office hours.

Check out the Facebook Event for all the details and updates!

Cabin in the Woods

March 23-25, 2018

Our most anticipated event of the year is back! A weekend in the woods with new and old biochemistry friends, with fun activities planned, lots of free time and of course a hot tub! Take the weekend to relax and bond with your fellow biochemists. Check out all the information on the Facebook event or on the calendar here. See you there!

ROYALTY and BUGS Banquet: A Royal Pre

April 6th, 2018
Where: Espaces des Arts; 9 Ste-Catherine East, 2nd floor, Suite 101

On April 6th, 2018, join Biochemistry, Neuroscience and Physiology in a night to remember; featuring music, dancing, and an open bar!

Regular Prices:
$20 in-department.
$25 out-of-department.

Biochemistry will be hosting a 2 course dinner before the ball; a ROYAL pre at Accords le Bistro, to celebrate the amazing year we have had before we hit the dance floor! Dinner will cost $30, and vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will be available!

Tickets can be purchased online or in cash at the BUGS office (McMed 510) starting on Friday, March 2nd!

Check out the Facebook events here: ROYALTY | BUGS Banquet
Stay tuned for ticket sales and all the updates!

Past Events

U2/U3 Celebrate Reading Week 

March 1st, 2018


Calling all U2s and U3s! As a nice send off before reading week, come out to James Bar on Thursday night to celebrate the beginning of break with your biochem buds and enjoy some FREE FOOD on BUGS 🙂 Check out the Facebook event here!

Journal Club 

March 1st, 2018


Get ready for our next instalment of Journal Club! This month’s journal club will be led by Ipshita Nandi, a graduate student in Dr. Muller’s Lab. Details about the article to be discussed and the location will be coming soon on the Facebook Event so keep your eyes out and save the date! As always, Journal Club will feature engaging conversations with peers, insight into hot topics of biochemistry research, and of course, free snacks. See you all there!

BUMP Breakfast 

Feb 23rd, 2018

From 9:00-11:30am, come to the 5th floor atrium of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre for free breakfast! This is a great chance to meet up with your mentor/mentee and connect with fellow biochemistry students! Check out the Facebook event for more details, and make sure to register here!

U1 Bar des Pins

Feb 22nd, 2018

Calling all U1 Biochemistry Students! Come to Bar des Pins on February 22nd at 8:00 and enjoy free drinks on us! Take a break from midterm season to spend some quality time with your fellow biochemists! Find out more on the Facebook event and make sure to click attending!

Journal Club 

Feb 12th, 2018

Thank you to Kathy Li for leading a wonderful Journal Club session this month! The article of interest focused on ethics in research, and can be found here.

BUGS Clothing & Food Drive in Support of Dans La Rue

Feb 1 – Feb 14, 2018

This Valentine’s Day, show a little love to the homeless youth in Montreal ♥ ♥ Up until Feb 14th, BUGS will be collecting new or gently used clothing, non-perishable food and gift cards, or monetary donations to donate to the Montreal-based organization Dans la rue.

Contributors are encouraged to drop off physical donations during our BUGS office hours (McMmed 510, Mon-Thu 10:30-1:30, Fri 10:30-2:30). U-reps from each year will be making brief class announcements to collect monetary donations. Check out the Facebook event for more details and a list of recommended donation items!

Stay tuned for Journal Club, Career Symposium and Formal Ball announcements! Coming soon!

Winter Welcome Back – Skating

Jan 18th, 2018

We had an awesome time skating with our Biochem & IHI friends at  Le Atrium on Thursday, Jan 18th! Check out the Facebook event and find all the pictures here!

BUGS x PULS Charity Dinner & Coffeehouse 

Nov 28th, 2017
A three-course meal & coffee house at Caffe E Cucina in support of Children’s Wish Foundation in honour of SUS Charity Month!

Check out more pictures here

Research Awareness Day

Nov 25th, 2017
Our biggest event of the year! The annual Research Awareness Day (RAD) included 10 rapid-fire talks from professors, lunch with 3 professors of your choice and a poster fair put on by graduate and undergraduate students; filled with lots of food and learning!

Check out the Facebook event, and the rest of the pictures here!

Laser Tag + McKibbins

Nov 17, 2017
A legendary way to end off midterm season; a good old-fashioned game of laser tag against your fellow biochemists.

How to Get Involved with Research

Nov 13, 2017
A thorough information session on how to get involved in research at McGill, how to contact professors for lab positions, funding and scholarship opportunities, the Biochemistry honours and masters-fast track programs, as well as the Interdepartmental Honours Immunology (IHI) program! PLUS there was pizza!
The presentations can be found here:

How to get involved in Research
Honours/MSc Fast Track

Charity Carnival

Oct 28, 2017
A Halloween-themed carnival in support of the Montreal-based charity Dans La Rue! Events included URep pie in the face, pumpkin carving, brunch, apple bobbing and more!

SUMS x BUGS Petit Crawl to Petit Campus

Oct 25, 2017
A “petit” four stop apartment crawl followed by a night at petit campus was a fun way to celebrate the halloween festivities among midterm madness!

Journal Club

Oct 20, 2017
The first instalment of the monthly Journal Club events! (With more to come in the new year!)
Amr Omer, a PhD candidate working in Dr. Gallouzi’s lab led students in thoughtful discussion about a research paper on senescence, which can be found here, along with refreshments!
There are many more Journal Clubs to come, so stay tuned, and email with any questions!

U2 Gerts ‘Till Org 3 No Longer Hurts

Oct 4, 2017
U2 students celebrated finishing their Organic Chemistry 3 midterm with a night at Gerts!

BUMP Breakfast

Sept 28, 2017
A free bagel breakfast for all the BUMP mentors and mentees! A great way to meet your BUMP partner, ask questions, and grab a bite to eat!

BUGS Welcome Back Party

Sep 22, 2017
The first event of the semester, meeting up with Biochemistry friends new & old at Karina’s for a great night!

U3 Welcome Back

Sep 14, 2017
A welcome back event for all the U3 Biochemistry students starting their final year! Held at Gerts Bar the second week into the new semester.

 U1 Meet N’Greet BBQ

Sep 12, 2017
Welcoming all the new U1’s to Biochemistry!! Free lunch on lower field and an opportunity to meet fellow classmates, BUGS members and ask any questions about the year to come!