Finals Office Hours

Next week (Dec 3-7), office hours will be held up until Tuesday at the BUGS Lounge so that you can get last minute NTCs, as well as your clothing orders. If you need last minute NTCs after that date, no problem! We will hold Virtual Office Hours held by 2 council members:

– Yael Ripstein will be around Schlich library Wednesday Dec 5 and Thursday Dec 6 from 12PM – 5PM. (contact her via Facebook or at
– Josie Nabarro will also be around Schulich Friday Dec 7 from 11AM to 2PM. (contact her via Facebook Message)



Research Awareness Day is BUGS biggest academic event of the year. McGill Biochemistry Department is recognized for its highly relevant biomedical discoveries and world-class professors.

Come learn about the hottest topics in cutting edge research and get one step closer to take part in science advancement by getting in touch with professors during lunchtime.

You will also be able to chat with graduate students about their current research during the poster fair!

The event is 5$ and you can find out how to register on our Facebook event HERE!


BUMP Breakfast

BUMP pairs have finally been made! If you registered as a mentor or a mentee, check you e-mail to find the biochemistry student you have been matched with. It is now time to meet your mentor/mentee over some FREE FOOD! 🥐

Come to the GCRC Atrium on September 27th between 9:00 and 11:45 AM for BUMP Breakfast. You only need to fill up the RSVP form HERE and to coordinate with your mentor/mentee to make sure you both arrive at a similar time!

Did you forget to register for BUMP? No problem! Just contact our Director of Academic Affairs Riley at to get included in the program.

BUGS Welcome Back Party

BUGS Welcome Back Party 2018 is finally here! Join us and your fellow classmates for the first social event of the year!!! Come out to meet old friends and make new ones over good drinks and food.

Here are the deeets:
Tickets are 6$ each
1 ticket = 1 free drink and food that we are going to order! 🍻🍸🍕
Bar Le Coin Social | 3575 Park Ave, Montreal, QC H2X 3P9
Thursday September 20th | 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Come by McMed 510 this week to buy tickets in person or buy them online through CheddarUp! Drink tickets will be handed out once you sign in at the beginning of the event. Can’t wait to see you all there!!!

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Sign Up to BUMP !

The Biochemistry Undergraduate Mentoring Program (BUMP) will be starting soon for the upcoming academic year. This is a fantastic opportunity for mentees (U1s or U2s) to meet fellow students, make new friends, and learn more about the biochemistry program! We also need U3s (or on top of their game U2s!) to volunteer as mentors for the program. The commitment is pretty casual and BUGS will be hosting several social events for mentors and mentees throughout the year. If you have any questions feel free to ask! I strongly encourage everyone who is interested to sign up HERE before September 23rd at midnight.

There is a picture of some mentor-mentee pairs discussion over some FREE FOOD during last year’s BUMP breakfast.

U1 Representative Applications

Are you
– A U1 Biochemistry Student?
– A motivated, outgoing person?
– Interested in event planning?
Do yo see the value in fostering a sense of community within biochemistry students? 

If you answered Yes to all of these questions, the U1 Representative position is for you! 

BUGS is looking for two U1 students to act as the U1 Reps on council for the 2018-2019 academic year! This is a fantastic way to get involved in the department, grow your leadership skills and be part of the amazing biochem community here at McGill!

To apply, fill out the application form by following this link:…/1aCgH9PFnlHF6tPEWU9ggLWIUzr3_Adyn…

E-mail the completed form to by Monday, September 17th at 9pm. All the information about the selection process and the position of U1 Rep can be found on the application form!

If this did not convince you to apply, here are two pictures of last year’s U1 Reps, Meg and Phil, having a whole bunch of fun fulfilling their role.

U1 Meet n’ Greet BBQ!

BUGS is hosting a FREE BBQ lunch for all U1 biochem students THIS Tuesday, September 11th, at 11:30am-1:30pm at Three Bares Park! Come on down between classes and grab a bite to eat, meet some fellow students, talk to BUGS council and just have a good time! Please try to RSVP on the Facebook event HEREand if you have any dietary restrictions please email! See you all on Tuesday!

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!