Queer Grad Club Orientation!

To those interested, Queer Grad Club Orientation is around the corner! Open to all students in all faculties who are LGBTQ2S+. 

The event will be a chance to mingle with other queer grad students and learn about their plans for the upcoming year. It will be Oct 6th at 6pm at Jeanne-Mance Park (corner Duluth and Parc). 

If anyone wants to stay up to date about their events, they can email madeline.shred@mail.mcgill.ca to be added to the email list.

Fall 2021 Survey


We launched a comprehensive survey focused on events we will be facilitating in the coming academic year. By completing the survey, you are entered to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card. Three lucky entrants will win, so your chances are high!

Please click the link below:

The deadline to complete this survey is Friday, September 24th at 5PM. Your feedback is greatly needed and appreciated!


We have chosen the date and time for our Welcome Back Picnic!

Based on your responses, we decided to hold it on Saturday, Sept 25, from 2pm to 6pm, at Jeanne-Mance Park. We ask that only those who have signed up attend.

Spread the word to those who have also signed up!

We can’t wait to see you there!

WELCOME BACK PICNIC (Responses needed by Wednesday!)

We are excited to announce that we will have our first in-person event NEXT WEEKEND in Jeanne-Mance park! We have reserved two afternoons, Saturday Sept 25th, and Sunday Sept 26th, and are waiting to decide our preference for either day based on the weather forecast and number of people who register! This event is only for Human Genetics students.

We will be providing one beer (or non-alcoholic drinks) to each attendee, as well as individual-sized snacks, but everyone is welcome to BYOB or BYOF (the F stands for food). Additional amenities provided by the HGSS are games and music! Social distancing will be respected in accordance with Quebec COVID-19 health guidelines.

Please RSVP by filling out the google form by the end of Wednesday Sept. 22nd at 12PM  to confirm your spot! 

Please refer to the email for the link!

We will announce the date and time on Wednesday evening based on the weather forecast and your responses.

We can’t wait to see you there!

RI-MUHC Platform Expo – Coming Up!

Want to accelerate your Research? Want to access top-notch facilities and consult expert scientists? The RI-MUHC will be holding its annual Platform Expo in October!

This is a unique opportunity for the graduate student community, including newcomers on campus to get familiar with our technology platforms and to learn how these amazing facilities can help them with their projects. Everyone interested is welcome to register.

Please register here, and register today!

When: Thursday, October 7, 2021, 9:30 to 13:00

The RI-MUHC Technology Platforms invite you to attend the Platform Expo Webinar on October 7, 2021. Join us to learn about the latest applications developed by each platform, the state-of-the-art technologies, available instrumentation and to discover exciting opportunities to accelerate your researchGuest Speaker Dr. Julia Burnier will present an aspect of her research and highlight ways in which the Platforms have played a role in advancing her projects. Following the webinar, staff from each platform will be available via Zoom to answer your questions and to discuss solutions for your research projects.

Participating Platforms:



Containment Level 3

Drug Discovery



Molecular Imaging


Small Animal Imaging Labs



9:30 Welcome and Introduction

9:40 – 10:50 Platforms Overview Presentation

10:50 – 11:00 Q&A

11:00 – 11:30 Guest Speaker – Dr. Julia Burnier: “How the Platforms have played a role in advancing my research”

11:30 – 11:40 Q&A

Noon – 13:00 Zoom Consultation with Individual Platforms

For more information

Please contact patrice.vaillancourt@muhc.mcgill.ca

Intramural Sports!

Hey Geneticists!

Fall outdoor intramural sports are around the corner, and space for teams are limited! The HGSS is looking for those interested in playing on the Dept. of Human Genetics’ team(s), as well as people who are willing to become captain and take charge. For more information on intramural sports, click here and here.

Please note this is just for fall outdoor intramurals. We are waiting to hear if McGill is allowing indoor sports this semester, and winter sports will be announced later.

The sports offered this semester are Spikeball, Soccer (7v7), Soccer (11v11), and Ultimate frisbee. The HGSS is able to fully fund one team, or partially fund multiple teams. In the case of partial team funding, participants would have to pay a small registration fee (10-15$ max). The teams will be co-ed.

If you are interested, please fill out this registration form ASAP (latest by Sept 8th): https://forms.gle/YjSc4MYcW1vxu8Y3A

We will be signing up HGEN teams on a rolling basis to secure team spots. We encourage anyone who is interested to join! Anyone is welcome to be a part of the team(s) regardless of skill level.

If you have any questions, please email the HGSS exec at hgssmcgill@gmail.com! We hope to see you at the game(s)!

Walk-In Vaccination Clinic/Passport!

A reminder to all students that McGill will be hosting a walk-in vaccination clinic on campus: Friday, September 3, 2021 13:00-19:00 Redpath Hall, McGill Downtown Campus. We encourage everyone who hasn’t gotten vaccinated or their passport to go!

You will be able to receive a first or second dose of an approved vaccine. You can also register vaccines received outside of Quebec.

Please bring identification and your RAMQ card or health information from outside of Quebec. No prior registration is required.

More information is available here.