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February 8th, 2017

Happy midterm season?

If you're feeling like taking a break from studying, swing by the BUGS office this month for some tea! We've got lots of flavours - come take some time to unwind and meet your BUGS council!

Make your voice heard! SSMU Winter General Assembly (FEB 20TH)

The Winter GA will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 3:00pm at the University Centre (Ballroom 3rd floor).  Members of the SSMU participate in direct democracy by writing and voting on Motions that mandate the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) to take specific action. Motions for the GA can be submitted up until February 7th to the Speaker (speaker@ssmu.mcgill.ca) with signatures of either 4 Councillors or 100 members of SSMU. Please see below the guides for more details: Referenda Question: http://ow.ly/IbHl308pHKA GA Motion: http://ow.ly/mXza308pHMs Questions? speaker@ssmu.mcgill.ca Have an impact on McGill’s largest student organization; have your voice heard at this year’s Winter GA.

Join the 2017-2018 Peer Support Centre Executive Team!

Want to be a part of McGill's Peer Support Centre for the 2017-2018 school year? Our student-run group is recruiting for our Executive Team! Both undergraduate and graduate students across all faculties at McGill are welcome to apply! Applications are open from February 2nd until February 16th at 5 p.m. You can learn more about the open positions and how to apply in our application guide: http://bit.ly/2kXBmzS.

SUS Scholarship Fund

The SUS Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was created to further the SUS’s mandate to enrich the lives of students, and to support the SUS’s commitment to inspiring learning, leadership and citizenship. The SCSF is thus intended to formally recognize individuals who inspire these qualities and go above and beyond in serving their peers and their community. The goal of the SCSF is to identify outstanding McGill Science and Arts & Science students for their leadership and community achievement during their time at McGill. Note that students’ contributions may extend beyond the limits of the McGill community, but as with all contributions, preference will be given to those that directly contribute to science and science undergraduate students at McGill. Click here for more information about SCSF!

Self Care Challenge 2017!

Your health and wellbeing have a big impact on your ability to accomplish your personal, professional, and academic goals. Participate in Healthy McGill’s #SelfCareChallenge from February 6-17 to learn how to maintain your own mental, physical, and social wellbeing as well as contribute to a healthier campus community. Choose one or more self care actions every day and show or tell us about it using #SELFCARECHALLENGE. Sign up at mcgill.ca/healthymcgill to be entered for a grand prize draw. Prepare for some serious self care!


Good luck everyone!

February 1st, 2017

Graduation Photos

If you want your face to be eternalized on the 9th floor of McMed, get a grad photo taken!

1. visit https://www.lassmanstudios.com/;
2. enter mcg17 in the School ID; and
3. click on a location/date/time that works best for you and book it!
The last date for graduation photos is March 31st. Book your session today! 

Starting to think about summer plans?
MEDLIFE McGill is recruiting volunteers for our summer mobile clinic trip to Tena, Ecuador! This trip will occur the first week of summer break fromApril 29th to May 7. MEDLIFE is an organization working with students to help communities in developing countries achieve greater freedom from the constraints of poverty and to empower them to live healthier lives. Volunteers on Mobile Clinic trips will assist the local medical professionals who provide basic medical care to those in need. The application form is up on our website and is due March 19. Students from all faculties are encouraged to apply! Visit medlifemcgill.com or contact medlife.mcgill@gmail.com for more information.


Can't get enough of student government? Join SUS!

Please refer to this document for information on important dates regarding the election. For description of roles of the executive positions and the nomination package, you can click here! If you have any questions regarding the election or the positions, you can email our Chief Returning Officer at hao.y.chen@mail.mcgill.ca

Thinking you picked the wrong major?

You could have the chance to (literally) explore other fields with a field study semester!
If you like it cold: Arctic Field Studies Information sessions: In the Redpath Museum Auditorium from 12:00pm to 1:00pm: Friday February 3rd, 2017 Friday February 17th, 2017 Friday March 10th, 2017 In Burnside Hall Room 426 5:30pm-6:30pm: Tuesday February 7th, 2017 Tuesday February 21st, 2017 Tuesday March 14th, 2017

If you like it hot: Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies (BITS) provides one semester of integrated course and project work in Barbados with a focus on agriculture, food, environment and development issues. It will be held at McGill’s Bellairs Research Institute in Barbados, from May 22 to August 17 in Summer 2017. A $3000 Mobility Award and a $760 Science Lab Without Borders Award available for all accepted students. The extended application deadline is February 20, 2017. For more information, visit website or contact martine.dolmiere@mcgill.ca

January 20th, 2017

Wanna dress up?? Need a new profile pic??

SUS is holding a Gala on January 27th! Keep an eye out for tickets... Save the date!

CAREER PANEL - Life After Your B.Sc.

Not sure what to do with your B.Sc. after graduation? Want to learn how to use your B.Sc. to its full potential? Are you interested in pursuing a scientific career other than academia and medical school? This is your chance to GET INFORMED! The Microbiology & Immunology Student Association (MISA) is hosting an interactive career panel featuring five B.Sc. graduates whom have all followed distinct career paths other than academia and medicine, including pharmaceuticals, teaching, business and consulting. They will be discussing their respective career paths post-graduation, the pros/cons of their current jobs, career advice, and will answer any questions or concerns you may have! This is a GOLDEN opportunity rarely seen at McGill, TAKE ADVANTAGE! When: Wednesday, January 25th, 6:30-8:30 PM Where: Duff Amphitheater, Duff Medical Building, 3775 rue University. Questions? Contact Mario at misa.vp.academic@gmail.com 

Call for submissions: MSURJ Vol. 12

Get your research published! The McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal (MSURJ) is looking for submissions for its 12th volume. We are a peer-reviewed research journal that publishes original scientific papers by students, written at an undergraduate level. Visit msurj.mcgill.ca for guidelines and details, and to submit to us! Deadline of submission: 20th January 2017

Want to get involved in student government?

SSMU University Affairs is hosting an info session for students interested in running for the McGill Senate!

There will be a brief presentation on McGill governance structures, ongoing advocacy projects, and the senator role. Following this, your 2016-2017 senators will share some of their experiences and be available to answer questions.

Here’s the FB event for more info!


Have a nice weekend!

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