Upcoming talk by Dr. Douglas Ruderfer

We are hosting a talk by Dr Douglas Ruderfer on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020, at 1 PM EST via Zoom. Check your email or contact us for the registration link.

If you want to know more about Dr Ruderfer’s work, check out his website: https://ruderferlab.org/ !

GC underrepresented applicants anonymous survey

Do you consider yourself to be underrepresented in the genetic counselling field? Please consider taking Katie Huang’s anonymous survey to identify barriers faced by underrepresented applicants applying to genetic counselling programs. This study hopes to bring attention to the barriers underrepresented applicants face so that the genetic counselling community can begin to address them. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in an optional raffle for a gift card upon completion of the survey.Click here for more information about an important study from current genetic counselling student Katie Huang (University of Texas): https://tinyurl.com/underrepresentedgc

Recruiting!

We’re currently looking for students to fill the following positions:
– VP Postdoctoral Affairs
– Genetic Counselling Program Representative
– Génome Québec Innovation Centre Site Representative
– Bellini/Goodman Life Sciences Building Site Representative
Please contact Caitlin Anderson (caitlin.anderson@mail.mcgill.ca) if interested.

Sign up to become a mentor!

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