This is the website for the HGSS, where we’ll post all the latest updates on social and academic events, as well as information on student resources, opportunities, and more. Meet our 2022-2023 exec team here, and your 2022-2023 site representatives here! Don’t forget to follow us on social media to stay up to date with HGSS!
It’s almost the end of the semester, which means it’s almost time for our Annual Holiday Banquet! The banquet will be held Friday, December 2nd at L’Academie (2100 Crescent St, Montreal, QC H3G 2B8). All Human Genetics students are invited! Plus ones are also welcome, but spaces are very limited so will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The dress code will be semi-formal / cocktail party attire!
A three-course dinner will be served, with your choice of starter, main and dessert (with alternatives available for any dietary restrictions). You’re also invited to bring your own beverage (wine, beer, non-alcoholic drinks, etc; no hard liquor please!) Please arrive between 5:30 and 6:00pm for seating and mingling. Dinner will be served at 7:00pm and the event will conclude around 9:00pm.
Tickets will be $15 for Human Genetics students and $20 for plus ones. Register for the banquet here!
This is usually one of HGSS’s most popular events, so be sure to reserve your tickets ASAP! Please e-transfer your ticket price(s) to Lilit Antonyan (Lantonyan1@gmail.com) as payment to secure your spot.
Registration closes at 5PM, Monday, November 28th.
If you have any questions, or difficulty paying the ticket price, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The bootcamp will feature a full day of in-person practical workshops with specialized ‘Beginner’ and ‘Advanced’ tracks for students of all levels of experience with transcriptomics. In addition to an entire day of workshops, you will be provided with coffee, refreshments, and a boxed lunch of your choice. The day will conclude with a keynote talk by Dr. Hamed Najafabadi: “Using transcriptomics to understand the gene regulatory basis of human diseases.” The keynote will be open to all McGill students at no cost (no registration required).
Registration is $15 (limited seats available). The deadline to register is November 21st. We ask that you meet some basic computational prerequisites for each stream to ensure that participants get the most out of this workshop.
The HGSS is excited to announce the launch of our monthly Academic Corner for HGEN graduate students, starting with an excellent workshop on Supervisory Committee Meetings and Qualifying Exams on November 24th, 1-2pm. A panel of senior Human Genetics Graduate students will present an information session and Q&A (with HGEN department admin) on everything you need to know about holding your SC meetings or QE. This is a free event, and coffee & refreshments will be provided!
Check your email for the registration link.
It’s almost time for our Annual General Meeting! We’ll be holding our HGSS Annual General Meeting on November 17th at 6PM, with dinner and a trivia night!
The event will be held at Ye Olde Orchard Pub, 20 Prince Arthur St W, H2X1S3. For a small fee of $8 you will get a three-course meal and one alcoholic drink (or two non-alcoholic drinks)! You can specify meal preferences and dietary restrictions in the registration form.
Our Annual General Meeting is a great opportunity to voice any and all questions, concerns, comments and thoughts on your experience as an HGEN Graduate Student. We also want to hear any feedback and suggestions on how we’re doing as your Human Genetics Students’ Society, so you can let us know what you want to see from us in future!
The Trivia Night will immediately follow the AGM and will be a fun, friendly competition with a prize of $100 for the winning team! Teams will be 5-6 people; you can specify in the registration form if you have your team members in mind, otherwise we can place you in a team!
Register ASAP – spots are limited! Deadline to register is November 9th! Check your email for the registration link!
We are very excited to present an in-person satellite event to the AEG2C symposium at Thomson House on November 9th, from 4-6pm, in collaboration with the McGill CERC in Genomic Medicine Program! This will be an excellent opportunity for students, postdocs, faculty and staff to meet, network and discuss EDI in research. Short talks and discussion by AEG2C organizers and McGill students will highlight the importance of young researchers’ voices and actions in promoting genomic health equity. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Register for the satellite event here!
Registration will close October 27th at 12PM.
We are excited to share with you an upcoming international virtual Symposium on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Genomics entitled: “Advancing Equity in Genetics and Genomics in Canada (AEG2C)“, which will be held on November 9th and 10th, 2022.
Register for the symposium now!
This event is organized and supported by the McGill Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Genomic Medicine and the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Genetics.
This international two-day symposium will highlight the importance and value of inclusion and diversity in genomics to advance our understanding of the mechanisms of diseases and to promote health equity. The virtual event will feature four esteemed keynote speakers, plus many more invited talks as well as insightful round table discussions on a variety of themes relating to equity, diversity and inclusion in research. To learn more about the program, please see the website.
It’s that time of year again! Fall Intramurals are starting soon. This year we’re offering 2 fall sports: volleyball and soccer!
Volleyball will be an all-HGEN team, with registration due by Friday, September 24th. There will be a $5-10 fee depending on logistics.
Our 7v7 Soccer team will be in cooperation with other graduate societies! Register by Friday, September 16th. There is no registration fee!
Register here, and find more details on each team. All experience levels are welcome! The goal is simply to stay active and have fun together. Spots may be limited, so please sign up as soon as you can. Hope to see you all there!
We want to hear from you! Fill out our 5-minute comprehensive survey for a chance to win one of three $25 Amazon gift cards! Your answers will help us plan the rest of this year’s activities. Check your email for the link, and respond before September 19th 5PM to be entered.
Our very own Larisa Soto is head of the Student Society of the MiCM, who in turn are organising data science workshops for the student community of McGill led by graduate students from different departments!
Next week, they will have an Intro to GitHub workshop! See the attached poster for details!
They will also be offering multiple workshops throughout the summer.