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).


Please fill out this Google form!

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

Recruiting U3 Representative!


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!!


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.

Welcome Back!


It’s time for our first social event of the year, Welcome Back Event! Come out to Bar Le Coin Social (3575 Park Ave, Montreal, QC H2X 3P9) to hang out with your fellow biochemists/IHImmunologists!

Tickets are priced as follows:
– 2$ for entry
– 6$ for entry and a mixed drink

The entry fee covers FOOD at the event! (vegan + gluten free options available!)

To purchase your ticket, fill out this form and pay in cash at the BUGS office (McMed 510) during our office hours!


Friday September 20th | 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Bar Le Coin Social | 3575 Park Ave, Montreal, QC H2X 3P9

Looking For BUMP Mentors and Mentees!

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BUMP is Biochemistry Undergraduate Mentoring Program where students in U1 or U2 (mentees) will be paired with students in U2 or U3 (mentors). This is a great opportunity to meet students in biochemistry department and to learn more about the program! BUGS will be hosting several social events for mentors and mentees throughout the year. The sign up sheet can be found here!

BUGS Valentine’s Day Candygram

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What a better way to express how you feel than with a combination of sweet words and a healthy dose of glucose? Make Valentine’s day a special day with a BUGS Candygrams . Candygrams are a good option for you friends, loved one or enemies 😉 !

For only 2$, we will send a candygram with a custom message to the person of your liking on February 14th. If you want to participate, please fill the form below. Payement can be made with cash by coming to the BUGS Office (MecMed 510 M-F 10:30-13:30) or online using Eventbrite.

Google Form – https://goo.gl/forms/VicIq1Bz1LPpvviy2

Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bugs-valentines-day-candygram-tickets-55939829536?aff=affiliate1

BUMP Breakfast

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Hey everyone! We’re hosting another BUMP breakfast event on Thursday January 31st. All BUMP participants can come relax and hangout with their mentee/mentor, and enjoy some free bagels and coffee & juice! Feel free to stop by for however long you like. Please RSVP here if you plan on coming. The Facebook event can be found here.

Also, if you haven’t been able to contact your partner, or if you know anyone in biochemistry/IHI that wasn’t part of the program last semester but would like to join, then please contact me at bugs.daa@gmail.com and I’ll do my best to match you with someone else.