At a recent event sponsored by McGill’s Biochemistry Undergraduate Society (BUGS), McGill biochemistry graduates shared their post-graduation experiences with an audience of undergraduates. The presentations engendered a unique feeling of community, because despite the very different paths taken by the speakers, they all had started in the same way: with a BSc in Biochemistry from McGill.
When Victor Chisholm was an undergraduate student at McGill in the 1990s, his uncle suggested he get a summer research position with a professor. “I thought they would only hire graduate students,” Chisholm recalls. “I didn’t even bother to apply. Instead, I spent the break from school working at a retail job.”