BUGS Banquet: A Royal Pre & ROYALTY.

On April 6th, join BUGS for a night of royal fun!

The evening will start out with BUGS BANQUET: A ROYAL PRE, a 2-course dinner at Accords le Bistro! From 5:00-8:00 pm, enjoy a lovely meal and celebrate the year in biochemistry and honour our graduating students! Tickets for the dinner are $30, and can be purchased along with tickets for the formal ball! Due to limited space, 20 spots are reserved for U3s, but all years are invited and welcome! Additionally, U3s have access to the BUGS bursary program to help pay for this evening (details on the Facebook event)!

Following the banquet, at 8:00pm-2:00am Biochemistry will be joined by Neuroscience and Physiology for ROYALTY, a formal ball for the ages! Featuring DJs and an open bar, come dance the night away with these three awesome departments and remember to dress to impress!

Tickets for BUGS Banquet: $30
Tickets for ROYALTY: $20 in-department, $25 out-of-department
REGISTER HERE; and pay ONLINE or in cash at the BUGS OFFICE
Facebook events: BUGS BANQUET | ROYALTY.

See you all there!

Meet the Candidates!

Where: McMed 519
When: Wednesday, March 28th; 2:00pm-4:00pm

Voting Period for BUGS elections starts on Thursday March 29th! We will be hosting a ‘Meet the Candidates’ and Q&A session to give students the opportunity to ask questions to the candidates and hear them speak about their platforms! We strongly encourage you all to attend!

Cabin in the Woods

March 23-25, 2018

Our most anticipated event of the year was a success once again! 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! It was a great weekend of relaxing and bonding with biochemistry friends! Check out all the information on the Facebook event or on the calendar here.

Career Symposium 

March 16th, 2018

5:00pm-8:30 pm

On Friday, March 16th, 5:00-8:30pm, BUGS hosted our annual Career Symposium! Biochemistry alumni were 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 featured 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. 

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

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 bugs.internal@gmail.com 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!