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You should also consult the Applying and admissions section of the Prospective Graduate Students website.
BGSS is a student-run organization that represents McGill's biochemistry graduate population. BGSS organizes a variety of social and academic events for biochemistry students and the general student body throughout the year.
The BGSS executive is elected each spring. It consists of the following positions:
The Biochemistry Department guarantees a minimum yearly stipend of $20,000 for an M.Sc. student and $22,000 for a Ph.D. student. Stipends are paid from fellowships awarded to the student or from the supervisor’s research funding. McGill is committed to helping graduate students secure adequate funding for their research and studies. Some resources are available to offset differences in tuition_fees.
Academic Advisor Office Hours:
Room 905A, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building
WEDNESDAYS and THURSDAYS- 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Academic Advisors in the Department of Biochemistry
These Advisors are available to you as a resource for general advice throughout your degree.
The Honours program in Biochemistry combines the substantial background given by the Major program with a challenging opportunity to carry out laboratory research projects in the U3 year. These courses provide students with research experience under the supervision of a professor in the Department.
The Chemical Biology Option is offered by three departments: Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
2007 marks one century of Biochemistry taught at McGill. In the year 1907, Dr Robert F. Ruttan was appointed the first Professor of Biochemistry!! This is certainly a reason to celebrate!
This Article is an abridged version entitled "A Sixty-Year Evolution of Biochemistry at McGill University", Scientia Canadensis, V. 27 (2003) pp. 27-84 published by Rose Johnstone, Professor Emeritus, McGill Gilman Cheney Chair in Biochemistry.