Happy Monday everyone! 43 years ago today, the first Concorde planes with commercial passengers took off from London Heathrow Airport.
1. Winter General Assembly
This semester’s general assembly will take place on January 30th at 6PM in N7/1. As always, there will be pizza. The agenda and the proposed changes to the constitution (changes are in red) are attached. Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to add to the agenda.
2. Department Day: Final call for department day registration:
Biology Department day is happening Friday, February 8th, from 10am-5pm in Thomson House. The day will include speed talks relating to work within the department, a student poster session, speed debates on hot topics in biology by profs, and an equity and diversity workshop. Registration is free and lunch and coffee breaks will be provided. We have enough oral presenters but still have room for a few more poster presenters. Register here by this Friday.
Oculus VR headsets will also be available to experience “Breaking Boundaries in Science” (https://www.oculus.com/experiences/go/1973697659322414/) and “National Geographic VR” (https://www.oculus.com/experiences/go/2252817104759749) courtesy of STEMM Diversity @ McGill and the Redpath Museum.
Hope to see you all there!
Department Day Planning Committtee
3. Accessibility Information
We have added some accessibility information on the BGSA website in line with Equity and Diversity Survey feedback (see full report here), including a map for stairless, automatic door access to Stewart Biology during construction, also available on our website.
4. What am I going to do after I graduate? – First Career Seminar of 2019!
Whether you’re already working on your thesis or just starting graduate school, the Career Seminar Series can help you identify your career goals.To kick off the new year, we have two speakers from the CAPS (Career Planning Service) office with workshop full of career planning strategies and resources. And, not to worry, light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Please join us January 29, 2019 at 3:30pm (room N7/1) to welcome Susan Molnar and Erin Corber from CAPS!Sign up for this free event here.
Looking forward to seeing many of you soon!Claire, Alycia, and Daneck
5. McGill Graduate Management Consulting Association Winter Case Competition
Interested in a career outside of academia? Perhaps the world of management consulting? McGill Graduate Management Consulting Association is hosting the Winter Case Competition on January 25th, 2019. The competition is open to all Master’s, Ph.D., post-doctoral fellows, and young alumni from all Canadian universities with any educational background. There are lead-up workshops offered the week prior to the competition hosted by professionals from the consulting industry. If you cannot attend the competition you can still benefit from attending these workshops! Check out full event description and register on Eventbrite.
6. Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives events
1. How to make more than minimum wage in grad school | Tuesday, January 22 from 6-7:30pm at the Montreal Neurological Institute
2. Under Pressure: Stress management for better brain health | Thursday, February 7 from 12-1:30pm at the McLennan Library
3. Intro2Programming | Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24 at New Residence Hall.
See flyers for more information
Fun fact of the week – “Saturn is famous for its lovely rings, but a new study suggests the planet has spent most of its 4.5 billion years without them. That’s because the rings are likely only 10 million to 100 million years old, according to a newly published report in the journal Science that’s based on findings from NASA’s Cassini probe.”
Science joke of the week – How much room do fungi need to grow?
As mushroom as possible.
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