IRCM Open House and Recruitment Activity

The Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) will hold its Open House and student recruitment activity on Friday, January 18, 2019. This will be a great opportunity for students to learn about our training programs, meet the researchers and visit the institute. 

You are cordially invited to the Open house and student recruitment activity of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) which will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019, from 1:00 to 5:00PM.


The IRCM is a biomedical research center hosting 36 laboratories working in five different research divisions:

§  Cancer and Genetic Diseases

§  Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases

§  Immunity and Viral Infections

§  Neurobiology and Development

§  Systems Biology and Medicinal Chemistry

For who?

§  Undergraduate students wishing to pursue an internship

§  Graduate students looking for a Master’s or PhD project, or a Postdoctoral Fellowship


1:15PM: General presentation of the IRCM, its research laboratories and training programs

2:30PM: Visit of the laboratories, the IRCM clinic and the technological platforms

Meetings with research directors

4:30PM: Networking cocktail with researchers, students and IRCM research staff members

*Presentations will be mainly held in French.

How to participate?

Register now through our online form.

Places are limited. Registration for the activity is free but mandatory.

For more information:

§  See the poster attached.

§  Visit

§  Follow us on social networks : Facebook ; Twitter ; LinkedIn ; YouTube ; Instagram

§  Register to the IRCM’s monthly newsletter: IRCM Bulletin

§  Contact Virginie Leduc, academic affairs advisor by email ( or phone (514 987-5527).


BDC? What's BDC?

BDC (Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization) program is a Level 3 entry program offering students advanced training in biomedical sciences complemented by fundamental business training. There is an Information Session on Thursday, November 1st at 6:30 PM in HSC 1A6 for anyone interested for more information. The application deadline for the Fall 2019 admissions is February 1st, 2019.

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Join us in the Student Success Centre for our Volunteer Breakfast Drop-In Cafe.

  • Learn about available on-campus volunteer positions for this semester, summer and next year
  • Hear about the career skills you develop as a volunteer
  • Talk to program coordinators about application and hiring processes
  • Get resources about the career value of volunteering, police checks and more

Drop in anytime between 9:00am and 11:00am for breakfast and networking.

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You must register to attend this event by clicking here


Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Science Open House

Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Science will be hosting an information session on Tuesday, March 13th 2018 from 5:00-6:30pm in MUSC 319 for all undergraduate students that might be interested in pursuing graduate studies in Sciences or just curious about what graduate student life might be like. The session will be led by myself, Samantha Sargent, Graduate Support Office, and graduate students from each program. The session will begin with a brief presentation that will give you some valuable information on the programs offered here in graduate studies, and tips on preparing a graduate school or major graduate scholarship application, and then current graduate students from each program will be available for 1 on 1 questions & discussion about gradlife and much more. There will also be beverages and snacks provided.

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2018 IRIC Next Generation Awards

The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Université de Montréal recently launched the 2018 edition of its IRIC Next Generation Awards program. The awards offered through this program come with a 12-week or a 16-week internship in one of IRIC’s 28 research teams during summer 2018. The program is open to Canadian undergraduate students.


The IRIC Next Generation Awards program offers undergraduate students an enriching opportunity to conduct a 12-week or a 16-week summer internship in the field of cancer research at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Université de Montréal. Students can choose from a wide variety of exciting and innovative internship projects that can be grouped into five main areas of research:

  • Immunology, stem cells and leukemia
  • Cell signalling
  • Mechanisms of cell division
  • Drug discovery and diagnostic tools development
  • Bioinformatics and high-throughput cell modeling

In addition to joining one of IRIC’s 28 research teams for the summer of 2018, selected applicants will receive an internship award to support their research experience. Awardees may also be offered the opportunity to continue their project at the graduate level.

Value of awards

  • $4,250 for a 12-week internship
  • $5,670 for a 16-week internship

Application guidelines

For full details on the 2018 IRIC Next Generation Awards and on application guidelines, visit

Application deadline

January 26th, 2018, 5 pm (EST)


Innovation Nation 2018 - Registration open!

The Centre for Surgical Invention & Innovation ( is hosting their annual outreach conference: Innovation Nation (  Admission is free!

Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018

Location: LiUNA Station, Hamilton

Register online to attend the conference here

Innovation Nation features talks from acclaimed innovators of various disciplines who will share their journey of discovery and vision of the future. Confirmed speakers to date: 

April KhademiDirector, Image Analysis in Medicine Lab (IAMLAB)

S. Blake RatcliffProject Manager HUNCH, NASA

BJ HardmanChairman and CEO, Sanarus Technologies

Carlos Lange, Founder, Institute for Space Science Exploration and Technology (ISSET)

Ian Heynan, Former VP & GM, Hologic Specialty Imaging Products Division 

Mars Settlement TeamSilver Medalist, NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest

Liam KaufmanCEO, WinterLight Labs

Melissa Marchese, Singer-Songwriter

Paul FulfordProduct Development Manager, Space Exploration Robotics and Automation, MDA

Pearl Sullivan, Dean of Engineering, University of Waterloo

Rob MacIsaacPresident, Hamilton Health Sciences

Gail GarlandCEO, Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization

The conference will also include a student showcase, where exhibit space will be provided for science/tech projects of all types. The designs should be forward thinking, embody ideas that are both transformational and unique, have functionality demonstrating ease of use and a practical application in the real world. Exceptional exhibits will receive special recognition. The deadline to register for an exhibit is December 8, 2017. However, we encourage interested participants to register as soon as possible to reserve exhibition space. 



MSS Student Opportunity Grant

The McMaster Science Society wants to reduce your financial burden and fund your extra-curricular engagement! We have $12,000 dedicated to supporting student learning outside of the classroom. 

To receive funding, all you have to do is apply to the Student Opportunity Grant! Thousands of dollars have been allocated to students in the past and there is plenty of money for you to benefit.

Applications are now open, and all money is available on a first-come first-serve basis. For more information about the grant, or how the money is awarded, you can navigate to the website here

For any further questions feel free to contact the McMaster Science Society Vice-President Finance, Bhavya Singh, at


McMaster Biochemistry Graduate Program Information Night

The Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences will be hosting a Graduate School Information Session designed for individuals considering an MSc or PhD graduate degree in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University.   

Dr. Brian Coombes, Assistant Chair and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies (Biochemistry), will present everything you need to know about graduate school. Attendees will learn about our program overview, admission requirements, financial support and application procedures and deadlines. There are more than 40 investigators to choose from at the McMaster campus or in local area hospitals. Most importantly, the BBS graduate programs are tailored to  maximize student success!  

Come and experience the opportunity to discover our outstanding, research-intensive programs that will prepare you for careers in research in a wide variety of disciplines. 

DATE: Monday, November 20, 2017

TIME: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

WHERE: Health Sciences Centre, Room 1A4

Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization Program Information Session

The McMaster University Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization program is a Level 3 entry program that offers advanced training in the biomedical sciences complemented by fundamental business training.  It is designed for students who have a passion for science and an interest in business. Students apply to the program after completing at least two years of university coursework.  Second degree and international students are also eligible to apply.  The application deadline for Fall 2018 is February 1st, 2018 (  

There will be an information session on Monday, October 30th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in MDCL 3020. Pizza and pop will be provided. Faculty, staff and current undergraduate and graduate BDC students will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have. For those students that are unable to attend the information session on October 30th, but would like to learn more about the program, please e-mail:

See you on October 30th!

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Special Session for Students Considering Course-based & Professional Master’s Programs

The special session for current domestic and international undergraduate students considering Course-based and Professional Master's Programs at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto is a great opportunity to learn more about professional master's programs. This includes:

  • Immunology
  • Medical Genomics (Fall 2018)
  • Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Translational Research

Date: November 2nd
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Student Commons, Rm. 2171
Medical Sciences Building
1 Kings College Circle

Regististration at this link. Please note that space for this event is limited. 


Open House for Graduate Studies in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto

The Department of Medical Biophysics (MBP) at the University of Toronto will be holding an Open House THIS SATURDAY, October 21, 2017 from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Ave, 7th Floor Atrium, Toronto.

Are you an undergraduate student considering a career in leading-edge translational biomedical research? We invite you to attend our Open House to explore our interdisciplinary MSc and PhD Graduate and Summer Undergraduate Research Programmes. This is your opportunity to speak with Medical Biophysics (MBP) profs and graduate students. Learn how to apply to our graduate programme, take a guided tour of the extensive research facilities and visit poster displays by world leading research labs.

Research areas for life science students: Cancer Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Signal Transduction, Epigenetics and Bioinformatics, Stem cell biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Gene Therapy, Developmental and Structural Biology, and more ...

Come and visit us! To help with our preparations, please take a moment to register at: Admission is free; lunch and refreshments will be provided to all attendees.


deSCIpher: McMaster University Life Sciences Challenge

deSCIpher is a McMaster-wide event in February 2018 that will feature teams of 3-4 students competing against each other to test their knowledge of various disciplines in the life sciences, including Psychology and Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Immunology, Anatomy, Physiology, and Genetics. Further information on registration can be found by following deSCIpher’s Facebook page:


Apply for Student Financial Aid & Scholarships (SFAS)

Student Financial Aid & Scholarships (SFAS) McMaster is actively promoting our awards by application for the 2017/18 academic year. Award information is available now on Mosaic in order for students to begin to plan and prepare their application packages for Travel & Exchange, In-course, and Graduating student awards.

They will be holding an Awards Information Day on Monday October 16th, 9:00am -2:30pm. SFAS staff will be available for questions and to help students navigate online aid by application.

More information on how to apply for scholarships can also be found on this website. 

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