Dominic Nelson’s PhD Seminar

Come out for Dominic Nelson’s PhD Seminar titled “Genetic simulations, imputation, and inference in population-scale genealogies

To be held at the Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Building, Rm. W 315-F on Nov 21, 2019 @ 4:00 PM!

Statistics Workshop 2019


Do you need to sharpen up your stats skills? Well you’re in luck!

We are hosting a Statistics Workshop, focusing on regression analysis, on Dec 3, 2019 from 5:00-6:30 pm at the Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building. The room is SADW315F (in the west wing, third floor).

Register now and let us know if you have any questions!

HGSS Annual Holiday Party 2019

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The HGSS is excited to announce our Annual Holiday Party for 2019!

Join us from 6:30pm-11:30pm on Nov. 29, 2019 at KIN Coworking (397a Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal) for good food, drinks, games, and to celebrate the holidays. +1’s are welcome, of course!


Tickets are $15 for HGSS members and $20 for non-members. Your ticket covers food and an open bar!
E-transfer to OR contact your Site Rep to pay in cash.

HGSS Annual General Meeting/Trivia Night 2019

The HGSS is excited to host the AGM/Trivia night on Wednesday October 30th in the Ballroom of the Thomson House starting at 5:30 pm. Register now!

All students are encouraged to attend our annual general meeting where we will provide details on events for the upcoming year and give you the opportunity to give us your feedback and ideas about potential workshops and events.

If there is something you would like to bring to our attention and open up for discussion please send us an email!

We will then head into Trivia Night where teams of 5 will be able to answer trivia and win prizes! Pizza and pitchers of beer will be provided (vegetarian and non-alcoholic drink options will be available).

HGSS members may bring one guest, and non-HGSS affiliated lab members are also welcomed. This is one of best events of the year so don’t miss it!

HGSS X BBMESS Halloween Bar Crawl 2019

HGSS is collaborating with BBMESS for a Halloween Bar Crawl this Oct 31, 2019 starting at 10:00 pm. Dress up and join us to explore 5 different bars, with 1 drink provided at each bar.

The prices are $20 for HGEN members and $25 for non-members. +1’s are welcome! The meeting location is to be announced closer to the event. See you there!


HGSS and BBMESS strive to host fun and safe events for everyone. We ask all guests to be respectful when choosing costumes.

Board Game Night 2019

The HGSS is hosting our Board Game Night next Wednesday, Oct 16th, 2019 starting at 5:30 PM. Please join us at Thomson House in the Martha Crago Lounge for all the fun and games (pun intended).

We will be providing food and drinks! Registration is not required. +1’s are welcome and we encourage you to bring your own board games 🎲

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

P.S. A reminder that the QE/SC Workshop is on Monday, Oct 17!

Qualifying Exam/Supervisory Committee Workshop 2019

Join us on Oct 17, 2019 at 5pm in the Karp Auditorium (Goodman Cancer Research Centre Rm. 501) for a workshop on the Qualifying Exam & Supervisory Committee.

Dr. Anna Naumova will be presenting the who, what, whens and what to expect.

A panel of successful students that have passed their QE will also be present to help answer all your questions!


Enter your specific questions in the registration form or send us an email at

BONUS: Join us in the same room at 4pm for a PhD Seminar before the workshop!

HGSS Funding Workshop Presentations

Thank you to everyone that attended the HGSS Funding Workshop yesterday! If you would like to view the presentations, please click on the following links:

Graduate Funding – presented by Caitlin Anderson –

Graduate Funding – presented by McGill University – Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies –

Please feel free to contact us if you have further questions and we will try to direct you to the proper resources.