24-August-12

To ALL HG Faculty, Students & Fellows:

This year’s Research Day will be held on May 18, 2017. Talks and poster presentations will not only be offered by M.Sc./Ph.D. students, but have been opened up to Postdoctoral Fellows as well.

Keynote Speaker: Schahram Akbarian, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Chief, Division of Psychiatric Epigenomics
Friedman Brain Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Talk entitled: Chromosomal Conformations Affecting Cognition and Behavior in Human and Mouse Brain

The full day’s events, starting at 8:30am will be held in the Palmer Amphitheatre, Room 522, McIntyre Medical Building (3655 Sir William Osler), boxed lunches will be provided,followed by a wine & cheese after the keynote speaker. Complete program and abstracts to be released in May 2017. 

Registration Deadline: May 3rd, 2017

Registration by the May 3rd deadline is mandatory in order to receive a lunch ticket and ALL students are strongly advised to attend.

REGISTER NOW!

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Know your rights: What to consider before you submit to a journal and sign a copyright transfer agreement

This workshop will go over some of the main points to consider when submitting to a journal with regards to author rights. For example, what rights do you maintain? What can you do with your article once it’s published? Are you permitted to post it online? Can you share it via social media sites? Etc.

This workshop will engage in practical, hands-on exercises to review the author agreements of major journal publishers.

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Identify and compare copyright transfer agreements between journal publishers
  • Evaluate journals based on their author rights agreements
  • Describe which author rights are retained/transferred in these agreements

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Time/Duration: 10:30am / 75 mins

Location: Redpath Library Building, Room Research Commons A

Regitration

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4th Annual McGill GMCA Case Competition, May 1st-12th

What is a case competition in a nutshell?

  • Teams are given a case: for example, how company A could expand to a new market/country?
  • Teams have 7 days to:
    • analyze the company, its product, competitors and clients;
    • come up with a recommendation of whether company A should move to the new market and if the answer is yes, suggest a step-by-step implementation plan for the expansion;
    • create a powerpoint presentation of their analysis and recommendations.

On the last day of the competition, deliver their presentations to the CEO of the company A and a board of professional management consultants.

Register individually or within a team of up to 5 members here: https://goo.gl/forms/pt45cAKwZMsPrD1J2 Deadline: Friday, April 28th by 23:59.
Program Details

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Department of Family Medicine, Summer Sessions this May and June

The Research and Graduate Programs Division of the Department of Family Medicine is proud to present its official summer session for May and June.  Graduate students, health professionals and others are welcome to register for these courses for either professional interest or credit.***Mainpro-M1 CME credits will be available for these courses. 

Courses include:

  • FMED500 Introduction to Research and Scholarly Activity*
  • FMED511 Introduction to Art in Healthcare: Making Art Accessible
  • FMED600 Mixed Studies Reviews
  • FMED603 Participatory Research: Patient and Partner Engagement
  • FMED605 Canadian Healthcare Policy and Decision-making
  • FMED611 Health Care Systems and Primary Care Reform
  • FMED612 Evaluation Research & Implementation Science
  • FMED615 Applied Knowledge Translation and Exchange**

More details on course offerings and research seminars can be found in the Summer Session brochure.

* Faculty Development course only. Not open to graduate students for credit or non credit. 
** This course was not included in our brochure but has been added to our website 

Summer Session Brochure

For more information on how to register: www.mcgill.ca/familymed/summer

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28th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference, May 24-26

The MUHC Centre for Applied Ethics is hosting the 2017 Annual Conference of the Canadian Bioethics Society (CBS), which will address the theme of intersecting vulnerabilities in all its complexity; from conceptual foundations to the need for practical responses. An important challenge for bioethics today is how to help individuals who are at risk of “falling through the cracks” especially when health and social service programs targeting disenfranchised populations are struggling.

Date: May 24 – 26, 2017

Location: Hyatt Regency Montreal, Montreal, QC

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Friday, April 07

Event Agenda

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1st RIKEN – McGill Symposium on Excellence in Immunology & Genetics, May 8-9

The 2017 RIKEN – McGill Symposium is held with the following objectives:

  • Deepen collaborations between RIKEN IMS and McGill University in areas of shared excellence
  • Advance the agenda of using combined immunological and genetic approaches to address emerging questions in biology and medicine
  • Define mechanisms to fund and implement collaborations

Date: May 8-9, 2017

Location: McCord Museum – 690 rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, H3A 1E9

Program Details available here.

Attendance is free but registration is mandatory. If you plan to attend, please register quickly as places are limited.

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Call for Clinical Genetics Metabolic Cases: CCMG Annual Scientific Conference

CCMG 41st Annual Scientific Conference “Celebrating Canada’s Medical Genetics”, April 30-May 3, 2017, Le Westin Montreal, Montreal, Quebec is coming up soon and we are seeking participants for the Clinical Genetics & Metabolic Cases Breakout Session, which will take place Tuesday, May 2 from 16:00-17:30.

Depending on the number of proposals presentations should be between 5 and 7 minutes with 5-7 minutes for discussion (15 minutes per case/presentation will allow us to accommodate a total of 6 presenters)

Please read further details here.

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Call for Abstracts: Human Genetics Research Day

To ALL Human Genetics Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows:

Please note this this year’s Human Genetics Research Day will be held on May 18th, 2017 and is open to not only M.Sc./Ph.D. students, but to Postdoctoral Fellows, as well.

Details regarding the submission of abstracts can be found here.

Deadline for abstract submission is April 07th, 2017

Registration details will follow in April.

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QE II: TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS

McGill graduate students enrolled in an MSc/PhD program, who hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status are eligible to apply for:

  • 3-12 months research stays at a non-Canadian Commonwealth institution as a part of their Master or PhD research;
  • Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

The “Quantitative Biology and Medical Genetics for the World” program offers awards of $6000 to $8000 to help with travel and living expenses during the stay. Institutions at all commonwealth countries are eligible, including:

South Africa, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland.

Eligible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Quantitative genetics
  • Population genetics
  • Genetic/genomic epidemiology
  • High-throughput experimental methods in biology associated with quantitative analysis of data
  • Bioinformatics and computational genomics

For further information and application instructions, consult the guidelines.

For more info contact: qe2@mcgill.ca

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Graphos: Strengthen Your Academic Writing and Oral Communication

This May, Graphos is offering 1-credit courses designed to improve your ability to develop coherent manuscripts and clear presentations.  Offered in a 5-week, pass/fail format, the courses are capped at 23 students so as to allow for personalized feedback on multiple drafts of your work.

For students who wish to learn how to:

–          better organize complex ideas in writing, take CEAP 642;

–          write effective literature reviews, take part one, CEAP 661 now (part two, CEAP 665, in Fall);

–          polish presentations skills, take CEAP 652.

For students whose primary language is not English and who want to improve their ability to:

–          express complex ideas by using appropriate academic phrasing, take CESL 631;

–          apply the conventions of English grammar in academic prose, take CESL 641,

–          speak clearly in academic and scholarly settings, take CESL 651.

Registration for the spring term is open in Minerva.  Doctoral students and many master’s students can take the courses without paying extra fees.

For questions about these courses or any other Graphos offerings, contact graphos@mcgill.ca or 514-398-8430

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McGill Global Health Workshop: Advanced Grantsmanship for Postdoctoral Fellows

McGill Global Health Programs is organizing a series of workshops targeted to McGill postdocs working in a global health field.

The first workshop will focus on Advanced Grantsmanship and will be held over two days on April 11 and 13, 2017 between 11:30AM and 4:30PM.

Registration is required as space is limited.

Additional information and the registration link can be found here: https://www.mcgill.ca/globalhealth/node/2341

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Summer 2017 Internship Opportunity in Panama

Do you want to gain work experience with the United Nations? Are you passionate about topics of safety and security in Latin America? Do you enjoy extensive research and analytical writing?

The United Nations Office of Safety and Security is seeking an intern for summer 2017 to work in its office located in Panama City. Applications must be returning to McGill in fall 2017, and possess intermediate to advanced language proficiency in Spanish.

For more information, please see the internship posting or visit our website: https://www.mcgill.ca/internships/current-ion-internship-opportunities/undss-panama

For more info contact: Laura Di Maio (514-398-2916)

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: GPS Graduate Mobility Award 2016-17

The Graduate Mobility Award encourages graduate students to study and conduct research abroad as part of their McGill degree program by defraying part of the cost of the international experience. The award, funded by the Government of Quebec, is available to all full-time thesis students enrolled in a graduate degree program at McGill who have been nominated by their academic unit and faculty to take part in a mobility opportunity. The mobility award is meant to contribute towards the completion of the student’s thesis. A limited number of Awards are available each year on a competitive basis.

Deadline: Rolling Submission. Submit your request to the Department of Human Genetics.

For information regarding eligibility and how to apply, visit here.

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IRCM Conferences 2016-17

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19-Jul-12

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Here is a link to the courses being offered this year:

http://publications.mcgill.ca/humangenetics/files/2012/07/HGEN-Courses-201213.pdf

It is recommended that students only take one course at a time. Courses (other than the mandatory HGEN 692) are to be selected in consultation with your supervisor.

 

For students interested in enrolling in the Bioinformatics Option, here are the details:

http://www.mcgill.ca/mcb/academic/graduate

Interested students should discuss this program with their supervisor and then submit the letter and application to dept.humangenetics@mcgill.ca

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HGSS Executive 2012-13:

Jeremy Saban President
Nick Light Vice President Internal
Emma Brasell Vice President Internal
Juan Lopez Vice President Academic
Nikki Meadows Vice President External/Post-Graduate Student Society Representatives
Shaza Mokhtar Vice President External/Post-Graduate Student Society Representatives
Shian Yea Wong Vice President Communications
VACANT Post-doctoral Fellow Rep
Nikki Meadows HGSS Conference Chair (2012)
Jian Zhang HGSS Conference Chair (2013)
VACANT Hospital/Site Rep.: Medical Residents
Murielle Akpa Hospital/Site Rep.: MCH
Sam Smillie Hospital/Site Rep.: MGH
Nick Light Hospital/Site Rep. Innovation Centre
Cristiana Cruceanu Hospital/Site Rep.: Douglas
Peter Moussa Hospital/Site Rep.: Bellini/Goodman/Life Sciences
VACANT Hospital/Site Rep.: RVH
Shaza Mokhtar Hospital/Site Rep.: JGH
VACANT Hospital/Site Rep.: Shriner’s
VACANT Hospital/Site Rep.: MNI
Michelle Lane Hospital/Site Rep.: Genetic Counselling

 


13-July-12

 

2012-13 Tuition Information!

Updated Course Outline for HGEN 660B: Genetics, Ethics and Law


03Jul12
Acclaimed Jeremy Saban President (1):
Election Nick Light Vice President Internal (2):
Emma Brasell
Murielle Akpa
Acclaimed Juan Lopez Vice President Academic (1):
Acclaimed Nikki Meadows Vice President External/Post-Graduate Student Society Representatives (2):
Acclaimed Shaza Mokhtar
Acclaimed Shian Yea Wong Vice President Communications (1):
VACANT Post-doctoral Fellow Representative (1):
Acclaimed Jian Zhang HGSS Conference Chair for HGSS conference 2013 (1):
VACANT HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Medical Residents
VACANT HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Montreal Children’s Hospital
 Acclaimed Samuel Smillie HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Montreal General Hospital
Acclaimed Nick Light HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: McGill University-Génome Québec Innovation Center
Acclaimed Cristiana Cruceanu HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Douglas Hospital
Acclaimed Peter Moussa HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Bellini/Goodman/Life Sciences Ctr
VACANT HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Royal Victora Hospital
Acclaimed Shaza Mokhtar HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Jewish General Hospital
VACANT HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Shriner’s Hospital & Research Institute
VACANT HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Montreal Neurological Institute
 Acclaimed Michelle Lane HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: MSc in Genetic Counselling

1Jun12

June 6, 2012, 3:30pm – Stewart Biology Building Room W4/12

Ph.D. Seminar

Vince Forgetta

“Extending Genome Analysis Software into Biology”

Dewar Lab

 

 

June 13, 2012, 3:30pm – Stewart Biology Building Room W4/12

Ph.D. Seminar

Nafisa Jadavji

“Impact of genetic and nutritional disturbances in one-carbon metabolism on brain function and  structure in mice.”

Rozen Lab

 

 

 

June 19, 2012, 3:30pm – Stewart Biology Building Room W4/12

Ph.D. Oral Defence

Ashley Birch

“Transcriptome, genomic and genetic analyses of chromosome 3p genes implicated as tumour suppressors in ovarian cancer”

Tonin Lab

 

 

 

June 20, 2012, 9:00am – Stewart Biology Building Room W4/12

Ph.D. Oral Defence

Karine Jacaob

“Identification of genetic/molecular events specific to gliomas and involved in gliomagenesis”

Jabado Lab

 

 

 

June 21

HUMAN GENETICS GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH DAY

8:30am-6:00pm

In collaboration with

The McGill Distinguished Lectureship in Human Genetics (4:00pm)

Dr Adrian Hill, MRCP (Royaume-Uni). DM (Oxford). D.Phil. (Oxford)

Director, The Jenner Institute and Professor of Human Genetics

Oxford University

“Host genetics of tropical infectious diseases and some applications to vaccine design”

Charles Martin Amphitheatre, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, Quebec

 

June 27, 2012, 3:30pm – Stewart Biology Building Room W4/12

Ph.D. Oral Defence

Paulina Wojnarowicz

“Chromosome 17 and epithelial ovarian cancer: Evidence of genomic loss, altered gene expression, and tumour suppressor gene candidates”

Tonin Lab

 

 

 

Date TBA

Ph.D. Seminar

Xiaoyang Liu

Jabado Lab

 

 

 

Date TBC

Ph.D. Seminar

Zia Choudhry

Joober Lab


17May12

MSc/PhD Scholarships are available from the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Foundation

Deadline: August 1, 2012

 

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The First-Year Office at McGill is host to a program for new Canadian graduates students admitted to all departments at McGill, and we are writing to ask for your help!

 

Our program is called the Student Life Ambassador Program and is modeled on our very successful First-Year Student Life Ambassador Program as well as the International Buddy Program.  As you may expect, these programs have played important roles in helping many newly-admitted students with the transition process. We definitely foresee the benefits of this program for new Canadian graduate students.

 

How can you help?

 

Our first step is to recruit volunteers who will be Ambassadors to new students; we hope you will be interested in applying! Ideally, volunteer characteristics include the following:

 

Ÿ  Has a good knowledge of McGill and Montreal.

Ÿ  Will attend McGill in the 2012 Fall Semester.

Ÿ  Has access to email during June, July and August.

 

If you are interested, please fill out the information form available at the following link:

 

Student Life Ambassador Application Form

 

More about the Student Life Ambassador Program

 

Through the Student Life Ambassador Program, newly-admitted Masters and PhD students will be assigned to senior student volunteers with whom they will correspond with, via e-mail, over the summer. The senior students answer any questions that the new students have and play an important role in welcoming the new students to McGill.  The First-Year Office will contact Ambassadors by e-mail and provide all relevant materials.  Historically, our Student Life Ambassador Program has succeeded because so many of the participants end up enjoying this unique opportunity to either help or be helped. Many people remain in contact and become friends.

 

When to sign up?

 

As soon as possible! We can offer this program if we have a sufficient number of volunteers from each faculty. So please get involved and help us welcome new graduate students to McGill.

 

We would appreciate hearing from you by May 31st, 2012. In the meantime, if you need any further information, please feel free to contact me at any time.

 

Thank you for your help and I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Best,

 

Manon Lemelin

Student Life Ambassador Program Coordinator

First-Year Office

ambassador.firstyear@mcgill.ca

Tel: (514) 398-6913

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In support of the AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science, several corporations are sponsoring a limited number of two-year subscriptions to

Science magazine (which includes membership in AAAS) for graduate students, medical students, PhD candidates, and postdocs working in the life sciences.

Students who are interested can send their full names and email addresses to gradadmin.med@mcgill.ca by 18-May-12 (subscriptions are limited to 50).

 

This opportunity includes full membership in AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) for two years, which

includes a two-year subscription to the digital version of the weekly journal Science at no charge.

 

Students will be contacted and invited to participate in the AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science. Those who are ultimately selected will

join the nearly 130,000 AAAS members and Science subscribers in the world’s largest multidisciplinary science organization.

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In the next few months, McGill will be announcing significant new initiatives in support of thesis and scholarly writing for all thesis graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. These offerings will be available through
The McGill Writing Centre (MWC) and will be phased in during the 2012-13 academic year. The MWC will offer a suite of modules, workshops, and other activities designed to enhance scholarly writing, for both native and non-native English speakers, including instruction in writing strategies and techniques, self-editing processes, and the development of peer-review groups and dissertation “boot camps.” These offerings will form part of McGill’s larger network of professional and transitional training for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (most notably SKILLSETS) and thus be provided without charge to participants. We will be communicating with you on an ongoing basis to bring you the latest news on this exciting development.

 

The MWC will continue to offer credit courses in academic writing and oral communication in 2012-13. These courses will not be part of the new scholarly and thesis writing initiative and, as “Extra Courses,” will be subject to appropriate fees.

 

(Courses taken outside of the graduate program are considered ‘extra courses’ and are listed here for 2011-2012. You will be able to access the upcoming list of extra courses for 2012-2012 by consulting the 2012-2013 edition of Programs, Courses and University Regulations for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies that will be available in July 2012 at www.mcgill.ca/study.)

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30jan12

Welcome back to this year’s Human Genetics Student Society career cafes. The Career Cafe is meant as an opportunity for you to informally meet professionals and speak with them about their careers and experiences. It is our pleasure to host this event, and we would like you to nominate the professionals who will lead the discussions. If you think someone in industry or academia can be good speakers, please reply to Jian Zhang jian.zhang6@mail.mcgill.ca with their names, positions and contact information. We would like to send our invitations soon. Thank you very much and have a great academic year.

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Deadline: April 6, 2012

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The Life Sciences Library is conducting a research study about how you use your mobile device like an iPhone, iPad, or other internet-enabled phone or tablet computer. We are asking you to fill out a 14 question survey that will take 10 minutes of your time.

Click here to start the survey: https://surveys.mcgill.ca/limesurvey/index.php?sid=98379&lang=en

It is your choice whether you wish to participate in this survey. Any question you prefer not to answer can be skipped and you can terminate the survey at any time.  At the end of the study, you will have the option to provide your contact information for a follow-up interview. If you choose to provide this information, we will separate your contact information from your responses before reading and analyzing this data

The plan for this study has been reviewed for its adherence to ethical guidelines by McGill University. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your rights or welfare as a participant in this research study, please contact the McGill Ethics Officer at 514-398-6831 or lynda.mcneil@mcgill.ca.

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  • The AMBGC is scheduled to be held on Thursday February 16th, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Mid-town. Dr. Galit Alter, from the Ragon Institute of Harvard, MIT and MGH, will deliver the keynote address. Participants have the chance to give oral and poster presentations to their fellow students and faculty in 10 different categories, and to win cash prizes. Registration is FREE. 

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  • SKILLSETS fall schedule: Please see the preliminary fall schedule of offerings for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Dates and times are subject to change so please see, the online calendar which is updated on a regular basis. InfoBulletins will go out bi-weekly starting next week.

18-Aug-11

12-Aug-11

President:

Bahareh Hekmatnejad (Shriners)

Acclaimed

Vice-President Internal (2 slots)

Jian Zhang (Genome Centre)

Christine Watt (MCH)

Acclaimed

Vice-President External (2 slots)

Shaza Mokhtar (JGH)

Nikki Meadows (MCH)

Acclaimed

Vice-President Academic

Juan Lopez (Douglas)

Acclaimed

VP Communications

Tomasz Tomko (Meakins-Christie)

Acclaimed

HGSS Conference Chair

2011 Noha Gerges (MCH)

2012 Nikki Meadows (MCH)

Acclaimed