HGSS is hosting a funding workshop tomorrow, Wednesday, September 16 at 6 PM on Zoom. No registration required. See event details, including the Zoom link, here.
Hadla Hariri’s PhD defence will be live-streamed tomorrow, September 4th, at 9h30 AM. Hadla is supervised by Dr. René St-Arnaud at the Shriners and will be presenting on the “Identification of novel target genes of the PTH-activated NACA transcriptional coregulator in bone”. https://bit.ly/3jGEuO2
The poster was a special collaboration with Hadla’s labmates, Caitlin & Ajay.
The HGSS exec is hosting a virtual icebreaker event this Wednesday, September 2nd at 6 PM. Bring your drinks/snacks to the Zoom call and enjoy this meet-and-greet + icebreaker games with the rest of the first years and the HGSS exec. Check your emails for the Zoom link. Hope you can all make it!
Are you a returning HGen student? Do you have ~2hrs/semester in the upcoming year to invest in the HGen community? HGSS needs you!
We are currently looking for volunteers (MSc, PhD; thesis, genetic counselling) to act as mentors for our incoming students. You’ll be paired with a first-year student based on your time preferences and research interests, and be responsible to hold 2 meetings (most likely over Zoom) with your mentee, one at the beginning of the school year and one midway through. We will provide you with starter topics for your first meeting.
We are hoping to recruit 30 mentors this year. If you are interested, please fill out the following application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5MMZJM07MfZa65pgoLm6RyHKVBycfCrQr8kmzlTt4n8lPdw/viewform?usp=sf_link
The deadline to apply is Wednesday August 26th.
Please help us spread the word 🙂
– Your 2020-2021 Exec
Virtual PhD Seminar this Thursday, Jul 2 at 4:00 PM (EST) to be presented by Sima Khazaei from the Jabado Lab entitled “Functional characterization of Histone H3.3 G34 mutations in development and cancer“
This meeting will be done through Zoom.
Show up (virtually) this Thursday, Jun 18 at 4:00 PM (EST) for Kheireddin Mufti’s MSc. Seminar entitled “Targeted next-generation sequencing approach to study Parkinsonism genes in REM sleep behavior disorder”
This meeting will be done through Zoom.
HGSS and GAPTS was awarded Best Collaborative Event for our Networking Career Night during PGSS Awards 2019. Congrats to the execs for coming together and planning a successful event!
Show up for Faezeh Sarayloo’s PhD Oral Defense on March 30, 2020 at 10am at Stewart Bio Building Rm. N7/1. Entitled: Identification of the molecular mechanisms underlying restless legs syndrome.
In lieu of the evolving COVID-19 situation and the policies implemented by the Faculty of Medicine, HGSS has decided to cancel the Sugar Shack event, originally planned for this Saturday, March 14. HGSS will be providing full refunds to everyone registered, who has been contacted by email.
Currently (Mar 12, 2020), we are not cancelling future small-scale activities planned for the upcoming month and onwards, but please be aware that last-minute changes to our events are possible. Furthermore, for events that require payment, we will be mindful of cancellations and will provide refunds.
As the situation is moving very quickly and policy/regulatory changes from McGill and the Quebec/Federal government are being implemented at a fast pace, HGSS wants to ensure that our members are safe.
For any questions, comments, or suggestions, please reach out to us.
For more information on the current situation in Quebec: https://santemontreal.qc.ca/en/public/coronavirus-covid-19/
REGISTER BY MARCH 11: https://forms.gle/jNC5v1Ns1rp9RaqE6
Back by popular demand, HGSS is going to the Sugar Shack on Saturday March 14th, 2020! Join us for an authentic Quebec experience at Cabane A Sucre Constantin, an incredible sugar shack just 40 minutes outside Montreal. 🍁🍁
Tickets are $25 for HGEN members, and an additional ticket for +1’s can be purchased for $30. Please e-transfer payment to email@example.com.
Your ticket includes access to the sugar shack sites, all you can eat lunch, taffy on the snow and more fun activities (details in registration form).
Pickup is at the McGill Gym at 10:15am and departure from the shack will be at 3:00pm (estimated return time: 4:00pm).